Where to eat lunch
Everyone knows Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island, if nothing else for its omnipresence in all airports and the annual hot dog-eating contest every July 4. And yes, you should definitely stop and suck down an original, and dirt-cheap, dog. If you want to go beyond this tourist hotspot though, there are a few other places worth mentioning for lunch: 1) Totonno’s is an 80-year-old pizzeria serving thin-crust whole pies (no slices). Some say it’s the best pizza in New York, though that’s a fight we don’t want to enter. And 2) for something quick, cheap, and without any lines visit Plaza Mexico Dona Zita, a stand near the Wonder Wheel that dishes out $3.50 tacos and $8 tortas the size of your head.
Where to eat after lunch
You can’t call it a summer day at the beach without ice cream. Well, you could, but it would be wrong. In Coney Island your ice cream options are unlimited as every dive is selling soft-serve, along with funnel cakes, sno cones, and anything else to kill your summer diet. But you’re fancy so go ahead and treat yo’self to the gelato at Coney’s Cones.