Magnolia Bakery is one of food.

1. Magnolia Bakery

200 Columbus Ave (at W 69th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Lincoln Square · 246 tips and reviews

The New York TimesThe New York Times: Skip the infamous cupcakes at this NYC standby and give the banana pudding a try.

Cascabel Taqueria is one of food.

2. Cascabel Taqueria

1556 2nd Ave (btwn 80th & 81st St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Yorkville · 203 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Try the cemita poblano, a whopping handful of shredded pork, cheese, avocado, mango and aioli, which is served only at lunch. The secret and critical ingredient is papalo, an herb similar to cilantro. Read more.

The Mermaid Inn is one of food.

3. The Mermaid Inn

568 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 87th & W 88th St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper West Side · 144 tips and reviews

BravoBravo: Best lobster roll variation ever. Chef Lawrence Edelman does wonders with skate too. -Seth Caro, Top Chef Just Desserts