What is the one food that is synonymous with the state of New York?

If asked what you thought the best signature food item in the state of New York is I am 99.9 percent sure one particular item would come to mind.


A perfectly cooked New York-style pizza. And most would say that answer would be spot on. Is there anything food dish more New York than a great pie or slice? Nope!

But according to one travel website, it is another food that is pretty well associated with the Empire State that takes home the title of "Best Signature Food" in New York.

Far and Wide, a travel website that highlights destinations around the world, has named another New York staple food  "...more than delicious..." and "...central to the culture of the place." It is a food the website calls "...famously puffy and chewy compared to their flatter counterparts in other areas of the country, are made with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation."

Bagels Named New York's "Best Signature Food"


Yes, another New York state staple, and carbohydrate dream dish, has been named New York's best signature food by Far and Wide: the tasty bagel!

While you could argue about this choice, there is no arguing over the quality of our bagels. Whether it's cream cheese, butter, or for a breakfast or deli sandwich, nothing beats a great bagel made with that New York state water, which legend sends defines the flavor.

So in this instance, let's allow the New York bagel to shine. Our pizza gets plenty of love and recognition, and our bagels are just as deserving.

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