02/01/2012 01:29 pm ET | Updated Apr 02, 2012

New York's 9 Most Iconic Dishes (PHOTOS)

Photos and text by Gabi Porter

If you're going to come to New York for the weekend, there are a few sites you have to see - the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, etc. But, what if you want to do the culinary version of a whirlwind tour? We've whittled down the millions of edible options into nine dishes that define the Big Apple - from bagels to soup dumplings to black-and-white cookies, these are the must-scarf foods if you want to take in the culinary scene of classic New York. Think we missed a few dishes that have shaped the city? Let us know your nominees for other iconic grub in the comments. Click through to check out the slideshow.

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