This year’s “Best of New York” is a multicourse scavenger hunt for the adventurous eater. Start with breakfast at the Breslin, have a deceptive Vegan doughnut from Babycakes, or fuel efficiently with Milkthistle Organic Dairy Farm yogurt. Take advantage of the stellar $15 prix fixe lunch from Abraço, or try one of the city’s many entries into the booming sandwiches category. Swing by Brooklyn Kitchen Labs and the Meat Hook to see what’s in stock at the city’s best gourmet grocery, or wait until June to visit New Amsterdam Market.
Pork still dominates dinner menus, but don’t miss out on Maialino’s roast chicken, SHO Shaun Hergatt’s innovative Asian fusion, or the quality meat and potatoes at Minetta Tavern. Have a chocolate-chip cookie at Má Pêche for dessert, and breathe deep — you’ve still got a lot of edible treasures to unearth in 2010.