Would this list be complete without the U.S.’s most important food town? Wethinksnot. Sure, New York may not have that 70+ degree weather you’re jonesing for after a long winter walking across campus, but what it lacks for in Fahrenheit it makes up for in cozy restaurants and a variety of nightlife options that will keep your blood pumping. Recent New York faves (and they rotate weekly) include Shoo Shoo, a Middle Eastern spot where hummus lamb ragu and falafel latkes reign supreme. Plus, you won’t go totally broke when the check comes. Also not breaking the bank are Jin-Men Ramen Bar’s ramenbroths, served up in a super tiny blink-and-you’d-miss-it spot. Two Asian spots—the fancier Phillipe Chow where you *must* try the orange chicken with peanut sauce, and Pho Bar, a budget-friendly Vietnamese noodle shop—both opened their second locations recently, just in time for your spring break visit. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, check out the trendy Snowdays’ shaved cream; waffles with Nutella and other types of crazy goodness at Waffles and Dinges; those insane milkshakes you’ve been double tapping on Instagram at Black Tap; and the raw cookie dough that’s safe to eat at DŌ (get ready to queue for the latter two though).