Got The Munchies? Here Are The Best NYC Restaurants To Crave Your Hunger
Food is one of the things that makes New York City so awesome. And there is no better way to enjoy all the culinary adventures the city has to offer than when you’re stoned. Here are the best NYC restaurants to check out next time you’ve got a bad case of the munchies.
20. Saravanaa Bhavan
If you like Indian food, you’ve got to check out Saravanaa Bhavan. With two locations in NYC—one on the Upper West Side and another near Midtown—this is the go-to spot for dosa lovers.
This bagel shop has become a staple in Williamsburg. It’s cheap and delicious—the perfect combo for a late-night munchies sesh. In particular, check out their egg sandwiches.
18. Momofuku Nishi
These guys serve up some tasty and unique dishes. And if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, they were the first ones serving the Impossible Burger—the plant-based protein that “bleeds.”
When it comes to the best NYC restaurants for treating a case of the munchies, we had to include Hide-Chan. This is a killer spot for late-night ramen.
If you’re a serious weed smoker, then you could be high at any point during the day or night. That’s why it’s important to have some good 24-hour food spots in mind when you’re looking for the best restaurants in NYC. And Veselka fits the bill. They serve up tasty and unique Ukrainian dishes around the clock.
15. Great NY Noodletown
Next time you have the munchies, head to Chinatown. Once you’re there, check out Great N.Y. Noodletown. The cheap and tasty dishes draw hungry New Yorkers from all over the city.
Chilo’s is the perfect summertime spot. Located in Brooklyn, the folks at Chilo’s are known for delivering mouth-watering tacos and frozen drinks in a perfect outdoor setting. Check it out and you’ll see why we had to include it on our list of the best NYC restaurants.
13. Hometown Bar-B-Que
If you ask around, a lot of New Yorkers will tell you that Hometown makes the best BBQ in the city. When you’ve got the munchies bad, there’s nothing quite like the smoky, melt in your mouth goodness of slow-smoked ribs. This is your spot.
12. Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
If you are in the mood for messy, crazy, delicious pizza go to Artichoke Basille’s. They are most well-known for their artichoke pizza, which they serve up in massive slices loaded with rich and creamy sauce, cheese, and artichokes. It might sound weird, but if you have never had it you don’t know what you’re missing.
11. Naruto Ramen
There are three Naruto Ramen locations: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Brooklyn. That means you can get yourself a bowl of world-class ramen pretty much anywhere in the city.
10. Bare Burger
Another solid NYC burger spot, Bare Burger has tons of amazing options. They also make some of NYC’s best milkshakes. In particular, try their bananas foster shake. It could very well be the ultimate munchies snack.
9. Golden Shopping Mall
Located in Flushing, the Golden Shopping Mall has become a staple of NYC’s food scene. It’s also a dream come true for anyone with the munchies: rows of stalls all serving up different types of cuisine. Go crazy and taste around.
8. Totto Ramen
Totto Ramen rounds out the ramen spots on our list of best NYC restaurants. And for good reason. When you go, be sure to order your bowl spicy, and prepare for your taste buds to be blown away.
7. Amy Ruth’s
Next time you have the munchies, head to Amy Ruth’s. They’ve been serving up Harlem’s best-fried chicken and waffles for years. When you get your plate, be sure you load it up with hot sauce and syrup. It might sound like a weird combo, but there is nothing like getting a bite of waffle, fried chicken, hot sauce, and syrup all at once. It’s the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, savory, fried goodness, and it’s what puts Amy Ruth’s on this list of the best NYC restaurants.
6. Shake Shack
Shake Shack is a classic NYC eatery. They’ve got locations all over the city, which means that no matter where you are when you get high, you can satisfy your munchies with a classic order of a shack burger and a malted milkshake. Maybe even a hot dog if you’re super baked.
5. One Dollar Pizza Spots
This is quick food for a super tight budget. And yes, it’s not the most glamorous place to eat when you’re in NYC. But there’s nothing wrong with getting a simple slice of cheese pizza for a buck—especially when you have the munchies. There are tons of these spots all over the city, so just wander around until you see a big sign advertising $1 slices.
If you are on the Lower East Side, check out Taquitoria. Quick, cheap, and super tasty. Plus, ordering won’t be too complicated. They only serve taquitos, you choose the filling. But no matter what you go with, they’re going to be amazing.
3. Rosario’s Pizza
When you’ve got the munchies and you’re anywhere near Brooklyn, head to Rosario’s. The main thing they serve is pizza, but their pasta is just as good. When it comes to good Italian for the munchies, this is one of the best restaurants in NYC.
2. Kwik Meal Food Cart
There are food trucks and carts all over NYC, but Kwik Meal is the best of the best. It’s owned by Muhammed Rahman, a legit chef with the resume to prove it. To find the cart, head to 45th and 6th Ave. You’ll be happy you did.
1. Katz’s Deli
Katz’s Deli is one of the NYC’s most legendary sandwich shops. And while that means that it’s also usually bogged down with tourists, it is still well worth waiting in line. When you’ve got the munchies, there is nothing better than a pastrami on rye from Katz’s.