3. Carry food to the United States
Bringing for yourself or to offer chocolate, dry cakes, wine or sweets is allowed, but some foods are not like seeds, meats, vegetables or fruits.
In case of control, you are liable to a fine, recently an American returning to the US had kept in his bag an apple that had been given to him on board his flight. Once at the customs controls, she was fined $500 to pay immediately.
Basically, there is everything in New York, so we leave the food at home and avoid unnecessary problems.