It’s vital to experience the prominent and incredibly varied food scene in New York City while visiting. Your students are guaranteed to love stepping a little out of their comfort zone with the new cuisines they will be able to try!
John’s New York Pizzeria
Located in the Theatre District, right next to Times Square, this pizzeria is the ideal place for some great New York-style pizza. With vegetarian and gluten-free options, there’s no reason not to try out some of the signature pizzas. Their options include the Traditional, the Pizza Blanca, and the Bruschetta. Apart from the pizzas, locals recommend trying out the pasta dishes (which also have a gluten-free option) as well as the freshly prepared salads.
The pizzeria is incredibly popular, especially when there is a Broadway show happening. Who wouldn’t want some delicious pizza after a fun day out?
Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant
Get a true taste of authentic Southern Italian cuisine at Carmine’s! With a huge selection of dishes, ranging from pasta to veal to seafood, you and your students will be obsessed with what this restaurant has to offer. Of course, there are also vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options to suit all your needs.
The large portions are served family style, making the ambiance of the entire restaurant friendly and intimate. This place is loved by tourists and locals alike, and we can definitely see why!
Described by many as one of the best food courts in the area, Hudson Eats is a great option for your group of students. As with any food court, there are endless options. They serve sushi, pizza, chicken, tacos, and much, much more. Your students will have an awesome time deciding which cuisine to try, all while enjoying the beautiful views of the Hudson River.
Make sure to check out the sushi! Locals say it’s some of the best they’ve tried. Plus it’s made using fresh and healthy ingredients, which is important for a group of growing kids!
Bill’s Bar & Burger
Bill’s Bar & Burger is the perfect place to truly experience the food scene of New York City. This restaurant has the ultimate family feel to it. With a range of homemade dishes featuring unexpected, yet incredibly delicious, ingredients.
We recommend the restaurant’s signature Bill’s Burger, with classic American cheese and a tasty, secret recipe sauce. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a buffalo chicken burger or even a grilled shrimp burger? And don’t forget about dessert; Bill’s offers incredible milkshakes, ranging in size from 12oz to a whopping 22oz. The kids will go crazy for them!
Paesano’s of Little Italy
This needs to be on your list of restaurants to visit if you’re in Downtown Manhattan. This authentic Italian restaurant has its roots all the way back to when Italians first settled in America. And it definitely shows! Paesano’s has an incredible family feel to it, and an amazing selection of homemade meals to suit everyone’s taste. Their house special Osso Buco is particularly recommended by many previous visitors. If you’re feeling bold, why not give their famous stuffed artichokes a try?
In a city as diverse as NYC, restaurants have a lot to offer! If you eat at the right places, you and your students will leave this tour still dreaming about the food.