A dream tour for food-obsessed New Yorkers and tourists alike. There is nowhere else in the world that offers greater variety or greater quality of foodstuffs than New York. From the famous Union Square Greenmarket to artisanal spots in Williamsburg, no stone is left unturned in the search for New York's most coveted culinary outlets. Shop Cook Eat New York provides an insider's tour of more than 150 of the best-loved and most-visited culinary outlets in the city. There are butchers, bakers, and gelato makers. The authors uncover delicacies around every corner--from exotic spices to raw-milk cheeses, from bean-to-bar chocolate to Mexican chiles. What's more, readers learn secrets and stories from behind the counters--as well as recipes for the best way to prepare their food finds at home. The book unearths culinary gems in all five boroughs--from Borgatti's ravioli on Arthur Avenue and Al-Sham's baklava in Astoria to Los Hermanos' fresh tortillas in Bushwick and Hong Kong jerky at New Beef King in Chinatown--uncovering the vibrant colors and authentic flavors of every neighborhood. Find out where to get the freshest fish, the fluffiest doughnuts, and the finest teas. This lavish guide will inspire food lovers everywhere.