Sure trendy downtown restaurants riddled with kale, matcha, and basic betches 'gramming their avo toast are fun (are they?) but consider this your personal invitation to journey uptown and discover NYC's most diverse and flavorful treats. Harlem is home to plenty of foodie faves and has everything from the best hole-in-the-wall dives to exclusive high-end restaurants. We know, anywhere above 14th is a hassle, but your stomach will thank you for introducing it to authentic BBQ, soul food, and an area rich with culture and history. 

[Photo via @rowhouseharlem, @willowmalin]