Missing the Big Easy while you’re in the Big Apple? Not to worry, New York City has it all, even fried green tomatoes. Serving up dishes from Dixie, Hill Country and the rest of the American South, a meal at one of these unique spots will make any homesick Southerner feel like they’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon line. Here is our list of restaurants that will satisfy those Southern food cravings in NYC.
The long-reigning queen of Soul Food in NYC, Sylvia’s has been a Harlem institution since 1962. Known for their world-famous BBQ ribs (smothered in Sylvia’s Original Sassy Sauce) and Gospel Brunch on Sundays, there’s no better place than Sylvia’s to get Southern food with a side of soul.
Fried chicken and home-baked pies are the order of business at Pies ‘n’ Thighs, a Southern spot located on the south side of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. You know it’s a good chicken joint because every table is equipped with hot sauce and honey, essential accouterments for any fried chicken aficionado. Be sure to top off your meal with some of the best banana cream pie in the city.