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
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
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
These are perfectly chewy, NYC-style bagels. Great rainy day afternoon project.
4. Black and white cookie recipe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Blog: Table for Two
There’s nothing like these New York-style coffee cake crumb muffins to treat yourself.
14. New York cheesecake recipe
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
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
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
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
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
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
Blog: Country Cleaver
Start your day with this gorgeous and tasty smoked salmon breakfast bagel.
21. Salt potatoes recipe
Blog: Foodie with Family
Nothing but simple new potatoes and tons of salt make these salt potatoes a sublime side dish or snack.