Alex Belth passes along this post from Food 52 debating the best variety of apple. Experts queried therein suggest winesap, honeycrisp and mutsu but completely ignoring amazing gala apples. Gala apples are everywhere, so occasionally you’ll get one too thin-skinned or too mealy. But I’ll put up a good gala against any more highbrow cultivar in a blind taste test. It’s gala or GTFO.
Pink ladies are pretty good also.