Basically, you can get anything in New York City. And I don’t think I can. ever. leave.
Tramezzini– Simple Tuscan beach/picnic sandwiches on spongy, crustless white bread. My favorite is chopped egg and tuna.
Takoyaki– Japanese puffed pancake balls stuffed with octopus and topped with mayo, Worcestershire sauce, and bonito.
Acaraje– Brazilian black bean fritters stuffed with baby shrimp and pico de gallo (via nymag.com).
Vietnamese Crepe– A big, crispy yellow pancake filled with bean sprouts, shrimp, and sometimes pork; served with lettuce, mint sprigs, cukes and vinegary dipping sauce.
Lahmacun– Turkish spicy lamb pizza served with fresh sprigs of parsley and lemon.
Gulab Jaman– Indian fried dough balls in aromatic syrup, or, as I like to call them: “wet donuts.”
Whitebait– Fried, french-fry-sized tiny fish, eaten whole with dipping sauce. I originally searched for Marithes, the Greek version, but Menupages is weak on Queens.
Elotes– Mexican grilled corn cup with lime, cotija and chili powder. Served hot, and oh-so comforting.
Poutine– Fries with cheese curds and gravy. From Canada, with oat a doat.
Provoletta– Grilled Argentine cheese. (They also have it at Novocento in Soho.)
Festival– Jamaican deep fried cornmeal breadstick. Eaten alongside Jerk Chicken or alone with ketchup. I like both!
Pierogi– Polish filled dumplings. My favorite are mushroom and sauerkraut, but I usually just get them from my local Brooklyn supermarket and eat cold.
Taiyaki– Black bean filled crispy pancakes in the shape of a fish that I was obsessed with in Singapore. This goes beyond Menupages.
What are your favorites? Have you found them?