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NYC’s 5 Best Fall- And Winter-Flavored Bites

October 30, 2013 6:00 AM

The harvest season is upon us and what better place to celebrate fall’s bounty than right here in one of America’s food capitals – New York City! From Chinese to Italian, we’ve sampled New York’s best fall-themed dishes, and these four dishes proved to be the cream of the crop. So stop drooling and go savor these mouthwatering bites. Let us know in the comment section below which fall dish you’re ordering and check out this year’s Fall E.S.P. Guide for more awesome autumn activities in NYC. By Rex Sakamoto

(credit: Blondie & Brownie)

(credit: Blondie & Brownie)

Thanksgiving Croissant at Momofuku Milk Bar
Various Locations Including Midtown, East Village and Brooklyn

More: NYC’s 9 Best Croissants

We’ve raved before about this delicious pastry — and we’re not ready to stop. Milk Bar’s Chef Christina Tosi rings in the fall season with the hot and crusty Thanksgiving croissant. The French-Thanksgiving hybrid pastry is stuffed with light and dark turkey meat, cranberry relish and gravy. The croissant will run you $6.53, but where else are you going to find a complete handheld Thanksgiving meal?

Related: NYC’s 5 Best Apple Desserts, Fall 2013

(Photo credit: Evan Sung)

(Photo credit: Evan Sung)

The Elm
160 N 12th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Go ahead and splurge a little on the crispy-skinned slow roasted duck at the Elm. The artfully plated tender duck is served with a pickled plum and toasted honey. The highly acclaimed Chef Paul Liebrandt opened the French modern restaurant in July 2013 after working as the executive Chef at the 2 Michelin-star rated restaurant Corton.

(Photo Credit: Pure Food and Wine)

(Photo Credit: Pure Food and Wine)

Zucchini and Heirloom Tomato Lasagna at Pure Food and Wine
54 Irving Pl.
New York, NY 10003

Head over to Union Square and dig into Pure Food and Wine’s signature zucchini and heirloom tomato lasagna. Vegans and gluten free eaters alike will love this lasagna, comprised of layers of heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced zucchini, basil pesto, sundried tomato marinara and macadamia pumpkin seed ricotta. All of Pure Food and Wine’s haute cuisine is raw, cooked below 118 degrees to preserve the ingredients minerals, enzymes and vitamins.

(Photo credit: Dumpling Man)

(Photo credit: Dumpling Man)

Sweetie Pie Dumplings at Dumpling Man
100 Saint Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009

The Dumpling Man has reinvented the dumpling for fall and transformed it into a dessert. The sweetie pie dumpling is filled with a pumpkin pie-like filling and served with a sweet condensed milk dipping sauce. For only $4.00 you get four delicious pumpkin filled dumplings.

Related: NYC’s 5 Best Fall Events For Food Fun and Music

Rex Sakamoto is a student at Fordham University and enjoys writing about all things food and New York. Be sure to also check out his food blog

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