My Life in Food Resource Guide

Learn more about the people and places featured in My Life in Food.

Show: My Life in Food
New York City food tour guide, Famous Fat Dave takes host Al Roker to foodie points around the city.

Episode 5: Neighborhood Eats

Famous Fat Dave, NYC Food Tour Guide
Looking for the perfect pickle, best slice of pizza or tastiest cannoli to be found in New York? Dave will take you from door to door of the citiy's best eats in his checkered cab.
New York, NY
646-496-6540

Dinosaur BBQ
This Harlem spot brings Dinosaur's "genuine honky tonk" barbecue to adoring New York City patrons.
646 West 131st St., New York, NY 10027
212-694-1777

Charles' Pan Fried Chicken
Pure southern cooking served up buffet style at this hole-in-the-wall spot in Harlem.
2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10039
212-281-1800

Patsy's, Pizzeria
This renowned pizzeria has been serving pies to its faithful devotees in Harlem since it opened in 1933.
2287 1st Ave., New York, NY 10035
212-534-9783

Vendy Awards
New York City’s annual competition for the title of Best Street Food Vendor. The Vendys also function as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Street Vendor Project.
123 William St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 11207

Bistro Truck
Gourmet street vendor with a Moroccan-Mediterranean influence.
5th Ave., between 16th & 17th St., New York, NY
800-290-4924

Schnitzel & Things, Food Truck
The food is as straightforward as the name suggests — crispy schnitzel (chicken, pork or cod) is served up alongside a variety of traditional Austrian sides. 
New York, NY

El Ray Del Sabor, Food Vendor
Food carts serving tasty and authentic Mexican cuisine.
New York, NY

Patacon Pisao, Food Truck
Originally a sole food truck, Patacon Pisao has added a restaurant to the business, both serving traditional Venezuelan cuisine.
202nd St., between 9th & 10th Ave., New York, NY

King of Falafel and Shawarma
The King has been cooking up simple and delicious Arabic food for fans from Astoria and beyond since 2002.
30th St. at Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
718-838-8029

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