New York City is known for so many things. Whether it be the culture, the shopping, or the Broadway shows available, there is one thing that stands out above the rest in NYC. The food in NYC is a melting pot of choice and uniqueness. Here are a few of the best restaurants to visit in NYC.

La Nacional
The Spanish Benevolent Society was founded more than a century-and-a-half ago. As such, it lays to claim to being the oldest Spanish cultural institution in the United States. After more than two years of being vacant, the society reopened the downstairs restaurant space. The new restaurant hosts a rotating team of chefs that come from different regions of Spain. They prepare cured ham, tuna belly, and traditional flan. This rotating team of chefs gives guests the opportunity to get an idea of what food in those different regions of Spain truly tastes like.

Macchina
The same team that brought diners Roebling Sporting Club and The Bedford teamed up to bring out Macchina. This casual Italian restaurant offers stone-fired pizzas and super creative pasta dishes. The space is a repurposed garage meant to tips its hat to its working-class past. Guests can start off with a meat and cheese board before making their into the pizzas that Macchina offers.

Creamistry
One of the more interesting concepts for ice cream, Creamistry’s aesthetic is that it’s ice cream emits smoky liquid nitrogen plumes. The “flash-frozen” ice cream comes in flavors like Cap’n Crunch, cookie butter, and roasted pistachio. Toppings include a menagerie of options like cereals, candy bar crumbles, and the tried-and-true sauces. If you’re getting ready to put your ice cream on Instagram, make you order the delicious dessert in ice cream sandwich form rather than traditional cone!

Kyma
In the mood for Greek food? Kyma has got you covered. After one night at Kyma, you’ll feel that you’ve left the bustling cityscape around you and are eating your Greek cuisine in its homeland. Kyma has a divided menu that caters to land and sea. With major menu items like grilled fish, crispy zucchini and eggplant chips, and oyster that taste like they’re straight from the Mediterranean, you’ll get the true value of every cent you spend.

Take advantage of New York City’s abundant menu selections and take a chance on a new type of cuisine. Visiting any one of these establishments will make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a new world, leaving behind you the warm summer days that New York City offers to all who visit her.