With so many New Yorkers having roots in the South, it's become harder and harder for restaurateurs to pull off bad soul food and get away with it. And while the city may be north of the Mason-Dixon, these restaurants prove that authentic soul food is never more than a subway away.
One of the top rated and most popular barbecue joints in Manhattan, barbecue is a way of life at this Midtown location. Their dedication to offering "real barbecue" led the proprietors to search the South for the secrets of the trade, sampling wide swathes of the best of America'...152 West 44th Street (bet. B'way & 6th Ave.)
Southern-style cooking in Harlem.113 W 116th St (bet. Lenox & Seventh Aves.)
This temple of soul food has drawn locals and tourists alike for decades, and Sylvia herself still presides over this gem of Central Harlem. Owned by the Woods family which consists of Herbert and Sylvia Woods, their four children - Van, Bedelia, Kenneth, Crizette and a third gen...328 Malcolm X Blvd
Billies gourmet soul food cooking style is a fusion of good old home cooking with an elegant twist.271 West 119th Street (Frederick Douglass Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave.)