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Lonely Planet ranks Cronut, Emmy Burger among world’s top food experiences

Nine New York City destinations made Lonely Planet’s global guide to 500 ultimate eats.

Dominique Ansel Bakery's Cronut is one of the

Dominique Ansel Bakery's Cronut is one of the top food experiences in the world, according to Lonely Planet. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Some travel for the sights, others for the food.

For the latter, this week Lonely Planet released “Ultimate Eats: The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences . . . Ranked.”

As the title promises, the guide offers 500 foodie destinations from around the globe, with input from chefs and food writers. The top experiences include pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain; curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and sushi in Tokyo.

New York City also shows up nine times on the list.

Here’s a look at NYC's ultimate eats that made the cut, and where they fell among the 500:

  • 29. Signature cheeseburger at Bill’s Bar & Burger (16 W. 51st St.; 85 West St.) and the Emmy Burger at Emily (919 Fulton St., Clinton Hill)
  • 153. Jumbo cheesecake at Eileen’s Special Cheesecake (17 Cleveland Pl.)
  • 233. Cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring St.)
  • 406. Lox bagels at Russ & Daughters (179 E. Houston St.)
  • 421. Pizza at Lombardi’s (32 Spring St.) and Joe’s Pizza (7 Carmine St.)
  • 437. Eggs Benedict at Queens Comfort (36-18 30th Ave., Astoria)
  • 459. Reuben sandwich at Katz’s Delicatessen (205 E. Houston St.)
  • 466. Pumpkin pie at Yura on Madison (1350 Madison Ave.)
  • 499. Knish at Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery (137 E. Houston St.)


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