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10 Local Foods Every Real New Yorker Has Tasted

New York City is tough, but it's a lot tougher when you have five kids. Watch The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land July 15 at 10/9c to see how it's done.

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1. Desperation Street Cart Hot Dog

COST: $1PAIRS NICELY WITH: Buyer's remorseNEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭😭
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COST: $1

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Buyer's remorse

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭😭

2. Lukewarm Bodega Sushi

COST: $8PAIRS NICELY WITH: Bodega cat hairNEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭
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COST: $8

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Bodega cat hair

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭

3. Day-old Pizza Slice

COST: $1PAIRS NICELY WITH: Crazy man knocking on the windowNEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭😭
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COST: $1

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Crazy man knocking on the window

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭😭

4. Mystery White Sauce

COST: FreePAIRS NICELY WITH: Unspeakably hot red sauceNEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭😭😭
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COST: Free

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Unspeakably hot red sauce

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭😭😭

5. 9:00 a.m. Coffee Shop Pastry Breakfast Because "I'm Late, Please Hurry"

COST: $1.75PAIRS NICELY WITH: $5 coffee with a bastardized version of your name on the side of the cupNEW YORK RATING: 😭😭
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COST: $1.75

PAIRS NICELY WITH: $5 coffee with a bastardized version of your name on the side of the cup

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭

6. Absurdly Small Portion Brooklyn Meal

COST: $48PAIRS NICELY WITH: Nicely coiffed hair NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭
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COST: $48

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Nicely coiffed hair

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭😭

7. Deli Salad Bar That Has Been Touched By Every Human in the City

COST: $10/lbPAIRS NICELY WITH: Eating it at your deskNEW YORK RATING: 😭😭
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COST: $10/lb

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Eating it at your desk

NEW YORK RATING: 😭😭

8. Mouthful of Sour Empty Subway Air

COST: $2.75 and countingPAIRS NICELY WITH: Train delaysNEW YORK RATING: 😖
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COST: $2.75 and counting

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Train delays

NEW YORK RATING: 😖

9. Morning Bowl of Self-doubt

COST: FreePAIRS NICELY WITH: UnemploymentNEW YORK RATING: 😵😵😵😵
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COST: Free

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Unemployment

NEW YORK RATING: 😵😵😵😵

10. Deep-fried Regret for Renting an Apartment Built for Gnomes

COST: $1,500/monthPAIRS NICELY WITH: Garbage roommatesNEW YORK RATING: 💀💀💀💀💀
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COST: $1,500/month

PAIRS NICELY WITH: Garbage roommates

NEW YORK RATING: 💀💀💀💀💀

It doesn't get much tougher than NYC. Watch The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land July 15th 10/9c to see just how bad it can be.

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