20. Epicerie Boulud

Neighborhood: Upper West Side, Manhattan
Address: 1900 Broadway
Website: danielnyc.com/epicerie

Daniel Boulud is a French-food god in NYC, and for good reason—his burgeoning restaurant empire has yet to deliver a dud, and Daniel remains one of the finest destinations for real-deal haute Gallic cuisine. But if you don't want to blow your rent money in one sitting, get a taste of the good life at this deli and market right across from Lincoln Center. The house-made charcuterie, freshly baked loaves and farmstead cheeses are all unimpeachable—if you need to take something nice to a dinner party, stop here and you'll be golden. I also like to pop in for a beer and the banh mi hot dog, which is just ridiculously good: a crusty mini baguette stuffed with a lemongrass-spiked sausage, house-cured ham, country p”té, radish-and-carrot slaw, and jalepeño-infused mayo.—CS