Food of Instagram: New York

Aside from learning a new language, one of the best things about studying abroad is experiencing new cuisines. We’ve already been through the best ice creams we've come across during our students' #KaplanExperience, so now it’s time to go through your favorite foods at Kaplan destinations, starting with the Big Apple, you can also take a look at our New York city guide for the best things to see and do. 

You can’t have a study abroad experience in America without trying one of the USA’s most popular foods; a hot dog. America loves to cover their hot dogs with as many goodies as possible, from condiments, to onions, cheese, peppers, chili, and pretty much anything you can think of! Enjoyed here by Veronica, this cheesy hot dog might not be the healthiest thing on the menu, but it’s definitely delicious!


New York hot dog


In addition to hot dogs, New York is also known for its pastrami sandwiches. Oozing with salted beef and spiced mustard, it’s no wonder these sandwiches are so popular and can found at delis all over New York.  If you want to enjoy this sandwich shared by Tereza, head over to Katz’s delicatessen in Manhattan.


New York pastrami


For those who live in a country where sushi is uncommon, New York is a great destination for trying the Japanese delicacy. Although it didn't originate in New York, almost every street corner is adorned with pop up sushi stalls, food trucks, and large shops selling everything from raw fish to chicken, rice, beef, and noodles. First time trying sushi? Opt for a sushi bowl like the one shared here by Jessica, where you can try a combination of dishes and flavors.


New York sushi bowl


Pizza may have originated in Italy, but it doesn’t mean that New York isn’t a great place to enjoy it. Whether you love a thick or a thin base, stuffed or non-stuffed crust, whole or in slices, there are plenty of places in New York where you can grab your pizza of choice. Plenty of our students recommend Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn, so follow Veronica's lead and grab yourself a slice and watch the sun set over the Brooklyn Bridge.


New York pizza


For those who’s taste buds are a little on the sweeter side, you will not find it difficult to find an assortment of sweet treats in New York City. Whether you love cupcakes or donuts, waffles, or pancakes, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing desert in NYC, evidenced here by Tereza and Leslie. 


New York cupcakes


New York cupcake


Last but not least, we can’t write a post about food in New York without mentioning ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Voted as one of the best ice cream spots in the whole of New York, Pam recommends that you grab a scoop (or two) and soak up the views of the Manhattan skyline over by the Brooklyn Bridge.


New York ice cream


Have you enjoyed some amazing foods during your study abroad experience with Kaplan? Let us know in the comments below, or even better, share them on Instagram with the hashtag #KaplanExperience.

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