There’s nothing like hearty cooking to remind you of home, those dishes complete with all the right seasonings, sugars, and spices that are sure to give you “the itis”—they call it soul food. We can trace soul food’s roots back to the South, where recipes were passed down from generation to generation.

Soul food is nothing new to New York, it's been here for years. In fact there are soul food restaurants in New York that actually—wait for it—serve their food with cloth napkins! Cloth napkins! OK, we got nothing against cloth napkins, but what we're trying to say is that soul food in NYC has gotten a little fancy, and we'd like to take it back to the realness. Here are 10 Soul Food Spots In NYC That You Should Know.

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