1. Awash

947 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 106th & 107th St.), New York, NY
Ethiopian Restaurant · Upper West Side · 24 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Doro wot ($15) It is a classic dish from my birth country, Ethiopia. It reminds me of my brothers and sisters back there. My wife, Maya, cooks the best version of doro wot. Read more.

2. Pepe Rosso To Go

149 Sullivan St (btwn Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 118 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Try the Rigatoni Prosciutto Di Parma, Argula in Pink Sauce. Great quick bite and they have nice sandwiches as well. Read more.

3. Ruby's Café

219 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Australian Restaurant · NoLita · 249 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Try the Bronte Burger, one of the best Australian burgers in town.

4. Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

369 Broome St (btwn Mott & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · NoLita · 132 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Great lunch sandwich for a great price! I eat the Bánh mì cari gà - Curry chicken (spicy) when I'm there! Read more.

5. Ristorante Settepani

196 Malcolm X Blvd (@ 120th Street), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Central Harlem · 52 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Nice place to grab a cappuccino & biscotti Read more.

6. Café Gitane

242 Mott St (at Prince St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoLita · 254 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Try the Moroccan Couscous with red peppers, raisins, toasted pinenuts, hummus and eggplant. Feels like you're in Morocco. Read more.

7. Gimme! Coffee

228 Mott St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoLita · 232 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Great coffee! Probably one of the best coffee shops in NY! Read more.

8. Boqueria

171 Spring St (at Thompson St), New York, NY
Tapas Restaurant · SoHo · 173 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: Boqueria either in SoHo or Flatiron location Tapas from Barcelona made by seasonal products from NY's Green Markets. Try the Dátiles con Beicon - Dates stuffed w/ almonds and Valdeón, wrapped in bacon Read more.

9. Patisserie des Ambassades

2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd (btwn W 118th & W 119th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Central Harlem · 66 tips and reviews

Marcus S.Marcus Samuelsson: My first tip on foursquare: Great Senegalese place for a quick bite. Try the Robespierre sandwich with lamb and put the hot souse on the side. Read more.