For the elite foodie, check out New York magazine NYC’s 101 Best Restaurants, the New York Times 50 favorite restaurants and their December list of the Ten of the Best Inexpensive Restaurants of 2011.
On a budget? NYC blog Real Cheap Eats, lists a borough-by-borough list of great dishes for $10 or less. And of course the Village Voice best of NY issue contains an extensive food and drink section with reasonable price ranges.
Food carts are in! Check the Vendy Awards for best food carts in the city and Street Meat Palooza for best of the Midtown area food carts. Vegans fear no more- New York has caught on. Smart, savvy website Serious Eats. has compiled a list of Where to Eat Vegan in New York.
And if you haven't already sussed it out, Brooklyn is where the REALLY GREAT food is. L Magazine focused on its favorite borough for the Brooklyn Restaurant Awards in September of 2011 and the local Brooklyn Paper in November also came up with a list of Brooklyn’s 30 best meals, mainly under $10.
You've got the lists, now go get the grub!