The NYC 4/20 Munchies Guide
If you’re the kind of person who gets high once a year, today is likely the day you do it. If you're the kind of person who gets high way more times than once a year, every day is likely the day you do it. If you're the kind of person who does either, you're gonna want to read about these 20 must-eat NYC munchies.
Oh, and we pulled some of these from our new hasthtag #forkyeah, so if taking pics of ohmygodfood and getting Insta-famous is your thing, start tagging your photos and we’ll share the best ones on our Instagram and Facebook. Enjoy.
Fried chicken and waffle sandwichesRoot & Bone (address and info)
Late-night breakfast sandwiches filled with meatballsMeatball Shop (address and info)
After 11pm, scoring this American cheese, fried egg, bacon, and breakfast meatball sandwich from The Meatball Shop should be your only goal.
Dim sum, all the dim sumMultiple locations
Oh, but you don’t know which one to hit up? Let us enlighten you.
Subway churrosAssorted subway stations throughout the city
Get them before the NYPD does.
NugchosThe Nugget Spot (address and info)
They’re a hybrid of nachos and nuggets, and thanks to the Nugget Spot, now you don’t have to do this yourself. Also of note here: the 420 Combo, which includes 20 pieces of any chicken nugget, two sides, two drinks, and one CSB (deep-fried cookie dough nuggets) for $20 and a nugget eating contest at 8pm today.
Korean baked goodsTous Les Jours (address and info)
It has some excellent bread, but also, some insanity like this hot dog cheesy bread shot by Thrillist Partnerships Manager @yvngandrew.
Mac & cheeseMable’s Smokehouse (address and info)
You're thinking about licking your screen right now, aren’t you? DON’T! Get this killer mac from Mable’s like @instafung did.
Crispy arepa frita CubanaPatacon Pisao (address and info)
Lower East Side
@PataconPisaoNYC does a lot of good stuff, but not a whole lot looks better than this crispy arepa frita Cubana, loaded with fried queso blanco, pulled pork, and ham.
Vito Corleone DogNew York Dog House (address and info)
This links spot just debuted this bad boy with sautéed peppers, mushrooms, marinara, and mozzarella on a weisswurst. You’re gonna want this.
Adult CheeseThe Commodore (address and info)
Distract yourself with a video game or a weird movie from the '80s while you house down on this master class in grilled cheese making.
Shake Shack's breakfast sandwichesShake Shack in Grand Central (address and info)
What you’re doing up this early and in Grand Central is a mystery, but make it worthwhile by scoring a box of these bad boys.
Torta PumaTortas Neza at Juan Bar (address and info)
Get out to Corona for some of the best cheap eats in the city at the window for Tortas Neza at Juan Bar and experience a massive sandwich that’s packed with pretty much every meat you can think of (or at least everything they have).
Smoked meat poutineMile End (address and info)
Cheese curds, gravy, fries, smoked meat, repeat.
DonutsBrooklyn Star (address and info)
Another winner from @yvngandrew, these go great with fried chicken and another order of donuts.
Chairman BaoBaohaus (address and info)
Eddie Huang is famous now, and these are the buns that got him started. Those are two facts you will probably not remember while taking down, like, 20 of them. The photo’s by @Wendsdaway.
Crazy chicken fingersSticky’s Finger Joint (address and info)
West Village/Murray Hill
@one4islands knows what's up: get bomb chicken fingers covered with all kinds of crazy toppings, including pretzels and salted caramel. Also, don’t leave without getting the s’mores fries.
RamenrritoPressTea (address and info)
A burrito with ramen jammed in it sounds exactly right.
The Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel bacon egg and cheeseThe Bagel Store (address and info)
It doesn't always have this concoction, but there always is something interesting like the Cragel, a croissant-bagel hybrid, or a French toast bagel.
Have you seen what our mad genius chef is doing over there? Bacon Bowls. Deep-fried Cadbury Cream eggs. Breakfast cereal cookies. Bacon-wrapped, stout-battered onion rings, we could go on... what’s that? You want us to go on? Fine... enormous meatballs stuffed with spaghetti.
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