Good food can be found anywhere in New York City. From fat-cat affairs to street food stalls, there are all kinds of amazing eateries just begging to be explored. One such phenomenon is the classic American diner. The best things about diners, apart from their amazing food, is that there are no reservations to be made and no dress code to abide by!
Best Diners in NYC
You can order anything from their, cartoonish looking, milkshakes to their greasy burgers or banana splits or all of them in the middle of the night.
If you’re spending a night in Bushwick or staying upstate, most diners are open 24/7 to cater to your late night snack cravings.
Here’s a list of some of the best diners in the city:
1. Waverly Diner
385 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA
As you walk into this beautiful, old-fashioned, cash-only diner, you’ll be hit by a huge wave of nostalgia. The vinyl booths, colorful decor and wooden floors give this place a retro twist. Waverly Diner is open 24/7 and serves classic burgers, milkshakes, steak fries and more than three dozen varieties of omelets!
2. La Bonbonniere
28 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA
This West Village diner offers a simple, yet excellent, menu consisting of your usual pancakes, customizable omelettes, milkshakes and burgers. The vibe of the place is homely and comfortable with bright blue vinyl stools and a huge counter. If you’re lucky you might spot a celebrity regular, here!
3. B&H Dairy
127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
B&H Dairy has been around for more than 70 years and not much has changed since it’s inception. This cash-only diner serves delightful vegetarian dishes like matzo ball soup, cheese blintzes and meat-free borsht! There are a variety of vegan options available too. The dish to try is the challah French toast, it is divine!