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21 Recipes inspired by your favorite New York City foods

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Cooking and baking evoke all sorts of memories, and we're hoping that by making these New York City-inspired recipes, memories will come rushing back from your time in the Big Apple.

We all have memories of NYC, whether we lived there, studied there or just passed through on a quick trip. NYC becomes part of you, and its recipes are here to bring you back.

1. Smoked salmon eggs Benedict recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Damn Delicious

A blend of two iconic New York favorites — smoked salmon and eggs Benedict — this smoked salmon eggs Benedict is an indulgent way to start the weekend.

2. Croissoughnuts recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Dinner with Julie

Croissoughnuts, also known as the famously trademarked "Cronuts" by Dominique Ansel, can be made at home with this recipe.

3. New York-style bagels recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

These are perfectly chewy, NYC-style bagels. Great rainy day afternoon project.

4. Black and white cookie recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: The Novice Chef

Made with a vanilla cakelike cookie base, black and white cookies are the signature cookie of New York City, even appearing in episodes of Seinfeld.

5. Whitefish salad recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Tori Avey

Made from smoked whitefish, this whitefish salad can be found in most Jewish delis all over New York City.

6. Waldorf salad recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Country Cleaver

The Waldorf salad, said to be created between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, is typically dressed in mayonnaise. This version makes it a tad healthier by using nonfat Greek yogurt, a fantastic substitute.

7. NYC-style blueberry bagels recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: French Press

Nothing says New York more than a bagel, and these NYC-style blueberry bagels are just the thing to bake on weekends when you're craving a bite of the city. Add a smear of cream cheese, and you're good to go.

8. S'mores baked Alaska recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Chocolate Moosey

Crazily enough, baked Alaska didn't originate in Alaska, but at New York City's Delmonico's restaurant. We're loving this version of a s'mores baked Alaska.

9. Mini cheesy pretzel dogs recipe

Mini cheesy pretzel dogs

Blog: The Law Student's Wife

There's nothing more New Yorker than a pretzel, and these mini cheesy pretzel dogs are a great twist on a classic favorite.

10. Pastrami on rye recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Love & Olive Oil

What better sandwich to showcase New York than a pastrami on rye? Katz's Deli has made it famous, and it's even in movies like When Harry Met Sally.

11. Eggs Benedict recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Two Peas & Their Pod

Classic eggs Benedict, created at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, is always a great weekend brunch breakfast.

12. Traditional Jewish chopped liver recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Tori Avey

This traditional Jewish chopped liver makes for the perfect appetizer, and you can buy this in delis all around as well. It's full of flavor and delicious fat, but well worth it.

13. New York-style coffee cake crumb muffins recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Table for Two

There's nothing like these New York-style coffee cake crumb muffins to treat yourself.

14. New York cheesecake recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Urban Bakes

Creamy, luscious and oh so indulgent, the New York cheesecake is world famous and can be re-created at home for your cheesecake cravings.

15. Manhattan clam chowder recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Eat the Love

Some might find it a crime to add tomato to a clam chowder, but this Manhattan clam chowder is worth the crime. The writer says to think of it as a clam cioppino, and all will be OK.

16. Smoked salmon spread recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Foodie Crush

NYC delis are the place to be if you're craving smoked salmon, and this smoked salmon spread is inspired by just that.

17. New York Times chocolate chip cookies recipe

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Blog: Always Order Dessert

Made famous by the NYT, these New York Times chocolate chip cookies are seriously the perfect cookies. Bake them, and you'll agree.

18. NY-style pizza recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Feeling Foodish

Not only is this NY-style pizza recipe spot on, but the 14 tips shared are there to help guide us into pizza heaven.

19. Mini New York cheesecakes recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Dessert for Two

When you don't want to make an entire cheesecake, these mini New York cheesecakes come to the rescue, making only four small cakes.

20. Smoked salmon breakfast bagel recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Country Cleaver

Start your day with this gorgeous and tasty smoked salmon breakfast bagel.

21. Salt potatoes recipe

The best New York City-inspired recipes

Blog: Foodie with Family

Nothing but simple new potatoes and tons of salt make these salt potatoes a sublime side dish or snack.

More on NYC recipes

Brown butter baked Alaska
Open-faced apple butter pastrami sandwiches

Smoked salmon crème fraîche tart

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