10 Iconic NYC Restaurants To Visit When Social Distancing Is Over | Legendary Eats Marathon

On March 17, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all bars and restaurants in the city to close or serve only delivery and takeout in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To pass the time during social distancing or potential quarantine, Insider is taking a look back at some of our favorite New York City eateries. From pizza and hot dogs to pastrami sandwiches and falafel, the Big Apple is never short of legendary places to eat. We visited 10 iconic restaurants in New York to see what makes these places a rite of passage for locals and tourists alike.
Episodes featured:
Katz's Delicatessen - 00:21
Ray's Candy Store - 7:43
Dominique Ansel Bakery - 12:57
Mamoun's Falafel - 18:58
Keens Steakhouse - 26:18
Papaya King - 31:58
Sylvia's Restaurant - 37:48
Peter Luger Steak House - 43:30
Lucali - 48:42
Nathan's Famous - 57:22
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10 Iconic NYC Restaurants To Visit When Social Distancing Is Over | Legendary Eats Marathon


  1. Clark Road

    Clark Road15 orë më parë

    Great show.,great people / great food // just so love new York,,, wish I was there right now

  2. avizor media

    avizor media2 ditë më parë


  3. Mr. Octodood

    Mr. Octodood2 ditë më parë

    Of course Katz Deli would be first....

  4. Jesse Marcus Tandor

    Jesse Marcus Tandor3 ditë më parë

    I fell in love with her when she giggled..

  5. George Lopez

    George Lopez4 ditë më parë

    Y’all ain’t peep in the Nathan’s hotdog contest next to the winner was Matt stonie lol

  6. Mohammad GM

    Mohammad GM4 ditë më parë

    Well I guess it’s easier to be vegan unless you live in NewYork .. damn it never craved meat 🍖 like this before! 😳😥🤤💔

  7. Huvk

    Huvk4 ditë më parë

    Katz’s needs a shop like everywhere only been there once and I wanted to stay

  8. colette s

    colette s5 ditë më parë

    Chicago hot dogs are the best. They are on a vienna roll with poppy seeds, fabulous hot dog bun. The hot dog is way fatter than NY. They put a dill pickle spear in the bun and 10 or 12 toppings, chili, kraut, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, sweet relish, on and on. You choose however many you want.

  9. roslan Nonstop

    roslan Nonstop5 ditë më parë

    Why his eating your sandwich ?

  10. Romeo Mariano

    Romeo Mariano5 ditë më parë

    sabi ko kayong mga dayuhan sa america irespeto nyo naman mga americano diyan,,,,akala nyo inyong inyo iyan,,,,,

  11. Elenita Caseria

    Elenita Caseria6 ditë më parë

    Hope Ray survives the bs covid.

  12. Elenita Caseria

    Elenita Caseria6 ditë më parë

    Do not support any corporate restaurants,let's put the MC's and rest out of business. Independent is free enterprise.

  13. Declan O'Cuidighthigh

    Declan O'Cuidighthigh6 ditë më parë

    They’ll be out of business because social distancing won’t ever end

  14. 1 Alsaidi

    1 Alsaidi6 ditë më parë

    Papaya king is the worst

  15. Shalom CCS

    Shalom CCS6 ditë më parë

    Luger steaks the best of the best.

  16. Shalom CCS

    Shalom CCS6 ditë më parë

    Papaya king juices became less heavy since 1980. In the lates 60s juices were more papaya than water.

  17. Shalom CCS

    Shalom CCS6 ditë më parë

    Go to Patsy pizza E.117st and 1st Ave. NYC a taste Frank Sinatra favorite pizza . The best NYC pizza.

  18. Shalom CCS

    Shalom CCS6 ditë më parë

    When a place is running on family generational rules and keeps the same food quality, no need for publicity ,People do it for you.

  19. Shalom CCS

    Shalom CCS6 ditë më parë

    What makes these places food unique is the no commercial products ,just the best ingredients and an original recipe,traditions respect and cook with your soul.

  20. The DARKNESS

    The DARKNESS7 ditë më parë

    Katz deli sucks!!! Overpriced and overpopulated with douche bags!!!

  21. Appolo P

    Appolo P7 ditë më parë

    The best restaurants are in Montreal.

  22. Liza Octavia

    Liza Octavia7 ditë më parë

    I hope someday I can taste all the foods in the list 😊

  23. harjot singh

    harjot singh7 ditë më parë

    Me to my mom after watching this video....."I want potato"

  24. harjot singh

    harjot singh7 ditë më parë

    That Hershey's bar😭

  25. Mohammad Sh

    Mohammad Sh8 ditë më parë

    well now my goal in life is to leave syria and go to usa in nyc, to show americans more amazing syrian food and open my own resturant😂

  26. Whereare theavocados

    Whereare theavocados8 ditë më parë


  27. LSP Beau TAY Princess

    LSP Beau TAY Princess9 ditë më parë

    One of the 1st places I’m gonna visit when I can is Katz’s 💯 meat lovers dream !!!

  28. Cadam2019

    Cadam201910 ditë më parë

    Im from the UK and I’ve got to say I regret the day I ever went to Katz Deli on my visit to NYC because it has ruined pastrami for me! I can’t even go near regular pastrami anymore , that British supermarket pastrami I used to enjoy is over. Thank you Katz XD

  29. Chanelle Mulan

    Chanelle Mulan10 ditë më parë

    I wish I could love studying and exercising as much as I love food. 😣

  30. uniqueflowsnake

    uniqueflowsnake11 ditë më parë

    stupid tattoo and an even more ridiculous beard my man. keep up the good work.

  31. iman s

    iman s12 ditë më parë

    i wish i would live in NYC...

  32. Mountain Man3

    Mountain Man313 ditë më parë

    new York is poop

  33. Yana Moroz

    Yana Moroz13 ditë më parë

    da nu naher!

  34. Jessica Fickes

    Jessica Fickes13 ditë më parë

    Ray is sooo sweet! I just wanna give him a hug! I hope his business survives this pandemic. 😭😭😭

  35. amy merdieth

    amy merdieth13 ditë më parë

    #lamp chops are baby sheep

  36. amy merdieth

    amy merdieth13 ditë më parë

    fafelll not even freshly made. made at factory...

  37. amy merdieth

    amy merdieth13 ditë më parë

    me so hungry

  38. zekerija shabani

    zekerija shabani13 ditë më parë

    I didn’t even notice that the video was 1hour long till the end of the video.

  39. ruffy

    ruffy13 ditë më parë

    Message to people in Asia especially, please stop eating bats

  40. Justin Lacrosse

    Justin Lacrosse15 ditë më parë

    So Ray is a deserter....

  41. Semira Rose

    Semira Rose15 ditë më parë

    Great, now I wanna go back to Katz’s for a pastrami sandwich but I don’t even eat beef anymore 😭

  42. #GiveJimin'sLeftShoulderMoreLines

    #GiveJimin'sLeftShoulderMoreLines15 ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="168">2:48</a> "Delis became a *meating* ground" ahahhahhahahahaha

  43. Keiffer Lindsey

    Keiffer Lindsey15 ditë më parë

    Rent tripled?????

  44. Nigelrathbone1

    Nigelrathbone115 ditë më parë

    I ate at Katz’s once - with it.

  45. Patrick Ersig

    Patrick Ersig15 ditë më parë

    jack kerouac -> jimi hendrix-> FALAFLE

  46. Jerry Ricee

    Jerry Ricee16 ditë më parë

    The best dessert is Pem Pem in California

  47. Nothing Set In Stone

    Nothing Set In Stone16 ditë më parë

    Does anyone else hear "corona" as she says "cronut"? I cant get the rona out of my head!

  48. Chandra Lowtan

    Chandra Lowtan16 ditë më parë

    But and faziey lieszx money and poor foodxz

  49. Hisa Zhu

    Hisa Zhu16 ditë më parë

    This video doesn’t introduce Chinese food in nyc at all. It’s not fair

  50. Frances Greaves

    Frances Greaves17 ditë më parë

    Ok sooo lucali and the Korean chick need to rip each other’s clothes off and get it over with lol

  51. Jaleen Carroll

    Jaleen Carroll18 ditë më parë

    Who here remembers Katz Deli from Man vs Food

  52. Pod

    Pod18 ditë më parë

    i love katz deli, but a sandwich is $22.... yeah.

  53. Scu Wopp

    Scu Wopp18 ditë më parë

    Lets be honest people u couldnt feed me in public in newyork for a million ever again. Cesspool

  54. JM

    JM18 ditë më parë

    yall need new editors & producers. this video looks like its 60 years old

  55. David Leonard

    David Leonard19 ditë më parë

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Jocelyn Godoy

    Jocelyn Godoy19 ditë më parë

    Great video

  57. MadQmike

    MadQmike19 ditë më parë

    katz is pure trash

  58. herbez28

    herbez2819 ditë më parë

    This place is so good? Proper steakhouse, I get the gift set each year for family so that I can snag a bottle of the steak sauce-for me.so worth it

  59. herbez28

    herbez2819 ditë më parë

    Sorry not the same

  60. wiseandgreen

    wiseandgreen20 ditë më parë

    The girl that reviewed Mamoun's has a great set of falafels too.

  61. Yamil Lugo vargas

    Yamil Lugo vargas20 ditë më parë

    Schwartz’s deli in Montréal is very similar to Katz!!

  62. Frea Bisch

    Frea Bisch20 ditë më parë


  63. William Perez

    William Perez20 ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="3554">59:14</a> they didn't mention matt stonie smh

  64. Ariel Rae

    Ariel Rae20 ditë më parë

    I’m from Maryland, I live about 25-30 mins away from Ocean City MD (which is a very popular tourist spot my way) I absolutely cannot wait until this quarantine mess is over and has passed for a while , so I can visit New York 😂 I’ve been to New York once but never had the opportunity to visit any of these places 😩 I MUST meet Mr Ray, he’s such a cute little ol man 🥺💕💙

  65. Dylan Mason

    Dylan Mason20 ditë më parë

    I showed this to my neo Nazis Uncle.....pray for me

  66. Jennifer Bell

    Jennifer Bell20 ditë më parë

    This guy mark is smoother than silk

  67. Vicki Ladu

    Vicki Ladu21 ditë më parë

    Hopefully you can get it to go! Lol

  68. Tyler 26

    Tyler 2621 ditë më parë

    Why do most of the hosts suck

  69. Daniela Campo

    Daniela Campo21 ditë më parë

    I really hope that Ray still has he’s store open after this quarantine. Such a beautiful soul 🥺

  70. Evie Higgins

    Evie Higgins4 ditë më parë

    Daniela Campo i hope it’s still open too🥺

  71. Jerry Ricee

    Jerry Ricee16 ditë më parë

    You are beautiful

  72. TimeTM

    TimeTM22 ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="2589">43:09</a> mans got caught

  73. Juliana

    Juliana22 ditë më parë

    I eat Nathan's everyday, they sell packs at stop and shop lol

  74. Presca From BC

    Presca From BC22 ditë më parë

    The papaya drink looks a lot like an orange julius

  75. Jun Na

    Jun Na22 ditë më parë

    The lines at all these places after quarantine is going to put us in another quarantine

  76. Russian anime girl chugging vodka

    Russian anime girl chugging vodka22 ditë më parë

    If I went to rays candy store I would tip him for working so late

  77. Flavum

    Flavum22 ditë më parë

    Just because something is familiar or recognizable doesn't make it "iconic". Knock it off already.

  78. Idyllsend

    Idyllsend16 ditë më parë

    Welcome to the USA, where the trend is the only important and relevant thing there is.

  79. Eran Ariel

    Eran Ariel22 ditë më parë

    Yes, their felafel is pretty good HOWEVER Falafel Tanami in Brooklyn

  80. Azuan Azman

    Azuan Azman22 ditë më parë

    ughh that Asian who calls pepperoni as Ronis/Peps. ughh

  81. Collin Monahan

    Collin Monahan23 ditë më parë

    I am actually 100% sold on the falafel sandwich al-gos.info/video/t6yebKh_qsnJoqM.html

  82. Thursday Washington

    Thursday Washington23 ditë më parë

    Viewing all these place brought back so many memories, I am truly homesick. 😀 😀 ❤️ 🎉

  83. Jul

    Jul23 ditë më parë

    Herrine and Mark low-key flirting. My guy Mark is smooth af

  84. Ahmed Essam

    Ahmed Essam24 ditë më parë

    Did anybody else see Ted Bundy at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1235">20:35</a> or is it just me