4. In Patella

Photograph by fcbarcelonanyc courtesy of In Patella

With a tagline like “New York’s truly traditional Paella,” In Patella is not joking around when it comes to “Spain’s most famous, yet equally misinterpreted dish.” Stemming from the province of Alicante (Valencia), the In Patella team has one humble mission when it comes to food: to promote the authenticity and cultural traditions surrounding Paella.

It’s more than a recipe, they argue. It’s a lifestyle built on generations of relationships between family and friends. (Also, look at the size of that thing.)