You won't go hungry
People might not be lining up around the block for food on Staten Island like they do for Cronuts or impossible-to-eat milkshakes in Manhattan, but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good. It’s actually great. From the pizza at Giove, to the tapas at Beso, to the potato pancakes at Killmeyer’s -- many of SI’s best dishes are more than worth the trek, but will still never get their due recognition.
The quality of grocery stores is also worth mentioning. There is no Whole Foods, but the Island doesn’t need one. There’s plenty of huge, beautiful, clean supermarkets with full bakeries, butcher counters, and growing organic selections. If you’re a Whole Foods shopper, you’ll cry tears of joy at the prices in a Staten Island Stop & Shop.