A Swede deal: AQ Cafe is the IKEA of haute cuisine.
Aquavit's star chef goes casual at this sleek introduction to Nordic cuisine.
58 Park Ave., 212-847-9745
71 Clinton Fresh Food
Affordable and inventive haute cuisine on the Lower East Side.
71 Clinton St., 212-614-6960
Savor the smells wafting from bowls of Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese home cooking.
80 Bayard St.,
The oldest delicatessen in New York City (established 1888) still carves its pastrami and corned beef by hand.
205 Houston St.,
Pitti's languid allure and superlative Tuscan fare is something you normally get to enjoy onlywhile carrying a passport.
268 Sixth Ave., 212-982-3300
Amid Little India's cookie-cutter curry joints, Banjara is an oasis of fresh, creative, non-clichéd cooking.
97 First Ave., 212-477-5956