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  • From the bloggers who brought you Slice, A Hamburger Today focuses on the best burgers in New York.
  • Enter a type of food into the calculator and it will determine the number of calories in a serving.
  • The CSPI is a nonprofit education organization, which seeks to improve the "safety and nutritional quality of our food supply." This site contains a link to their monthly newsletter entitled Nutrition Action Healthletter.
  • This cooking encyclopedia contains entries on a variety of ingredients, kitchen tools, and cooking tips.
  • All things related to New York's restaurant world: real estate, closings, and soon-to-be openings.
  • Numerous links to current and reliable nutrition information, icluding food composition, dietary supplements, dietary guidelines, and special topics.
  • Reviews and write-ups on various lunch stops in the mid-town area.
  • An update on the U.S. government food pyramid, the new pyramids are designed to be personalized.
  • News and reviews on NYC restaurants, including special features such as New York Diet and Ask a Waiter.
  • A searchable guide offering restaurant lists by cuisine and ratings complete with reviews from The New York Times.
  • An A to Z glossary of food and cooking terms.
  • Provides the results of inspections of food service establishments in the five boroughs conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Search for a restaurant by neighborhood or establishment name.
  • All about pizza in New York and beyond.
  • This site's mission is to increase public awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis (a severe, life-threatening reaction). It provides access to some current research and links to other allergy related sites.
  • This government Website provides information on food safety, food recalls, foodborne illness, and a variety of other topics.
  • This site allows you to search for New York City restaurants by name, cuisine, location, price, rating, and meal.
  • New restaurant reviews and news from freelance writer Andrea Strong.
  • This site provides an index of foods, which can be searched to find nutrient values.
  • This site allows you to search for restaurant addresses and phone numbers,and to browse by cuisines and neighborhoods. Unfortunately, you must be a subscriber to read the restaurant reviews.

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