The Best New York Food Towns Outside NYC For Restaurant Fanatics

New York City is known for being one of the best food destinations in the world, which means the rest of the state is often overlooked despite being home to some of the best restaurants in the northeast. Cities like Schenectady and Buffalo may not have the reputation that the Big Apple has, but they’ve got their own collection of local hotspots serving up mouth-watering eats for locals and tourists alike. These are a few of our favorite restaurants around New York, from delicious Vietnamese fare to some of the best fried chicken in the state.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

If you’re not near any of those cities, there are tons of great restaurants in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Utica, and more towns throughout the state. And of course, you can always go all-out and head south to New York City!

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