You don’t need to hit the city to score some amazing eats. These New York suburbs are foodie havens.
Let’s face it: New York City families like to eat. And with the endless options spanning the boroughs, there’s never a shortage of diverse, delicious restaurants, cafes and take-out spots. Many families fear giving up their epicurean options when they head to suburbia…and as foodies ourselves, we totally get it.
The good news? The suburban food options continue to get more diverse as culinary demand sky-rocket for foodies. Now more than ever we’re seeing eclectic, on-trend restaurants opening up all over the New York suburbs. Pair these newcomers and increased technology with the amazing food options that already exist, and the suburban food scene has never been stronger—especially in these New York suburbs…
#1. Roslyn (Long Island)
Restaurants abound in Roslyn—and there’s no one spot to find amazing eats. On Old Northern Boulevard, weekend go-tos like Besito serve up creative Mexican and even more creative cocktails—and if you don’t have reservations, you aren’t snagging a table.
Within minutes, you’ll also find plenty of high-end seafood restaurants and steakhouses—Bryant & Cooper rivals any city cut, Hendrick’s Tavern dishes up amazing steaks, seafood and boasts a lively bar scene, while Prime 1024 does it all, with a decidedly (and delicious) Italian twist.
Other hotspots—as in, make your reservation at least a week in advance? Kyma, the suburban sister restaurant to Kyma in Flatiron as well as fellow Mediterranean restaurant Limani, which also has an NYC outpost.
For more casual eats, check out La Bottega for family-friendly salads and paninis—kids love the variety and the (limited) outdoor seating when the weather’s good. Families also flock to Bar Frites on weekends for a jam-packed menu of savory French (and brunch) favorites.
#2. Tarrytown (Westchester)
Westchester Magazine dubbed Tarrytown the foodie community for “culinary richness”—and we couldn’t agree more. The perfect example? Sweet Grass Grill, which serves up casual American and sources from Stone Barns, Ryder Farm and other local spots. RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen also focuses on local food, and sells some amazing takeaway treats to diners while they wait—their farmstead cheese is always a quick-seller.
That, though, is just the beginning. Just like its local focus, Tarrytown also emphasizes amazing global eats. You’ll find anything and everything in Tarrytown, from Moroccan cuisine to French to Italian, Jamaican, Mexican, Mediterranean, Japanese and lots, lots, lots more. If you’re craving it, you’ll find it in Tarrytown.
#3. Huntington (Long Island)
Called the “center of eating and drinking in Suffolk,” Huntington has earned its foodie stripes. There’s Italian. There’s Thai. There’s sushi. Want Mexican? Besides Besito there are tons of options including popular Pancho Villa and lots of Tex Mex as well. Also popular: Middle Eastern, served up at Mazzar Grill, as well as Argentine fare at nearby Sur Argentinian Steakhouse.
There’s also a robust bar scene for the adults, most of which offer amazing food menus, too. Honu Kitchen & Cocktails is known for their diverse drink options, so if you’re in the mood to raise a glass, you’re in luck.
#4. Port Chester (Westchester)
Port Chester’s must-try restaurant list feels decidedly diverse—and never-ending. For NYC foodies, that’s definitely a plus.
In Port Chester, expect to find any cuisine you’d have seen in even Brooklyn or Queens—Peruvian, Colombian, Mexican bakeries, pan-Latin…it’s all here and then some. Whether you want to grab a slice, grab a glass of sangria (at Aqui Es Santa Fe—try the arepas, too) or grab a boozy treat from the milkshake bar at Bona Bona Ice Cream, it’s all right here, in this foodie-focused suburb.
Or looking for a date night staple? Appetit Bistro’s amazing French menu includes the classics: escargot, steak frites, fondue and, of course, an endless champagne list.
The New York suburbs have countless options for foodies
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