Top Chefs Dish on New York's Signature Foods

From pizza and pretzels to bagels and hot dogs, what makes a food "New York?"

October 29, 2010, 7:23 AM

Oct. 29, 2010 — -- The crunch of a just-out-of-the-oven slice of Ray's, the pop of a Nathan's dog. The chewy warmth of a Park pretzel, the creamy goodness of a Junior's cheesecake. New York doesn't have just one signature food -- it's got a cornucopia of city-certified eats.

In anticipation of New York Magazine's annual New York Taste event, which will host a herd of culinary stars and their signature creations in Manhattan on Nov. 1, asked seven of New York City's well-known chefs to share their quintessential New York foods. See what they said below:

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