Have Been
McFadden's Saloon is one of Have Been.

1. McFadden's Saloon

800 2nd Ave (btwn 42nd & 43rd St), New York, NY
Bar · Turtle Bay · 102 tips and reviews
The Stumble Inn is one of Have Been.

2. The Stumble Inn

1454 2nd Ave (at E 76th St), New York, NY
Bar · Upper East Side · 139 tips and reviews
Pho Tay Ho is one of Have Been.

3. Pho Tay Ho

2351 86th St, Brooklyn, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · Bath Beach · 33 tips and reviews
The Original John's Deli is one of Have Been.

4. The Original John's Deli

2033 Stillwell Ave (at 86th St), Brooklyn, NY
Sandwich Spot · Gravesend · 39 tips and reviews
Cocoron is one of Have Been.

5. Cocoron

37 Kenmare St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), New York, NY
Noodle Restaurant · NoLita · 239 tips and reviews
Xi'an Famous Foods is one of Have Been.

6. Xi'an Famous Foods

67 Bayard St (at Mott St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 178 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Xi’An Famous Foods indeed has a bunch of famous foods — their noodles, soups and lamb burgers are beloved by everyone with a brain who likes cheap spicy food. Now they make dumplings too.

Otafuku x Medetai is one of Have Been.

7. Otafuku x Medetai

220 E 9th St (btwn Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · East Village · 142 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Takoyaki are Japanese fried balls of savory pancake-like patter, with octopus in the middle. They’re served piping hot with gooey insides, and covered in a bunch of sauces and bonito flakes

The Arepa Lady is one of Have Been.

8. The Arepa Lady

7811 Roosevelt Ave (btwn 78th & 79th St), Jackson Heights, NY
Food Truck · 21 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Since 1990, Maria Cano has sold highly satisfying cheese-filled arepas at her Arepa Lady cart on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights. She’s opening a restaurant nearby soon, which is great news.

Breads Bakery is one of Have Been.

9. Breads Bakery

18 E 16th St (btwn Union Sq W & 5th Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · 335 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Not your grandmother’s babka. Breads’ version tastes less like dried-out coffee cake and more like challah French Toast, delicately striped with super-high quality chocolate.

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of Have Been.

10. The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

65 Bayard St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · Chinatown · 450 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Sesame Seed is the ice cream flavor you never knew you needed. Soy Sauce flavor is sometimes available here, too — it tastes surprisingly like salted caramel.

Denino's Pizzeria Tavern is one of Have Been.

11. Denino's Pizzeria Tavern

524 Port Richmond Ave (at Hooker Pl), Staten Island, NY
Pizzeria · Port Richmond · 111 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: A perfect iteration of Staten Island thin crust pizza. Try the, M.O.R., which stands for meatball onion ricotta.

L&B Spumoni Gardens is one of Have Been.

12. L&B Spumoni Gardens

2725 86th St (at W 10th St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · Gravesend · 430 tips and reviews

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed: Instead of waiting in an hour-long line for grumpy service at Di Fara, enjoy Brooklyn’s actual best pizza (maybe) with a square slice here.