New York City is the food capital of the world, an almost literal (and oftentimes, cheesy) melting pot of cuisine from every culture perfected by some of the top chefs in the biz. It's a heaven for the hungry, but with so many options, it's hard to choose which dish to dig into next. Thank God for the foodstagrammers filling our feeds with drool-worthy close-ups day after day. While we await 2018's lineup of 'grammable bites to come, we asked some of our favorite NYC foodies to share their picks for the must-try meals of the past year. If you stick to any resolution this January, it should be eating your way through this list.

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