Where to eat in New York?

These are some of my favorite places to eat in New York – I’m still exploring, so let me know if I’m missing out on something!

Chains with several restaurant locations
BXL – many different kinds of steamed mussels and good fries
Bare Burger
– great organic burgers, choose between many different kinds of meat (wild boar, ostrich, tofu etc.)
Shake Shack – greasy fast food when it’s really good
Doughnut Plant – sooo tasty gourmet doughnuts
Artichoke Bastille’s Pizza – the best white pizza in the world!
Junior’s  – famous for their huge cheesecakes, my favorite is the strawberry one
Chipotle – Mexican food far from gourmet, but it’s actually pretty good if you want a quick (and big) bite to eat
Whole Foods Market – organic and very expensive supermarket, I wish I could shop there every day!
Trader Joe’s – Cheap and decent supermarket
SweetGreen – really nice salads and juices. I’m in love with their Kale Caesar Salad
The Meatball Shop – funny concept, the meat ball sandwiches are good

West Village
Popbar – design your own gelato on a stick in this very cool West Village gelato bar
Magnolia Bakery – the original store. Go see it, it’s a very nice store, but if I was you I wouldn’t buy anything, the cupcakes are so dry and boring
Buvette – cute French restaurant with amazing wine served at either room or cellar temperature and great food. Everything comes in appetizer size, so order a lot of different things and share it (2-3 per person)


– such a cool place with really good food and wine

Fiat Café – small, informal and affordable café. Great place to have breakfast!
Tacombi – really good and fresh mexican street food in a rustic garage (now there’s one on Bleecker st. in the West Village too)

Jack’s Wife Freda – go here for brunch! Great eggs and really good rose water waffles (on Lafayette)

East Village
Momofuku Ko
best dinner I’ve ever had! Expensive though, book ahead
Ippudo NY – a lot of shouting in Japanese and really good ramens. Go before your hungry ’cause you might wait a while to get a table. I’m a big fan of their pork buns. Psst! They’ve got a restaurant on the West side as well

Pulqueria – decent Mexican food and good cocktails in a huge underground restaurant 
Apothekeamazing cocktails and very nice décor
Nom Wah Teaparlot – best dim sum I’ve ever had!
Dim sum go go – not as good as Nom Wah, but still decent

New WonJo – upstairs they have in-table wood grills and they’ll grill the most amazing meats right in front of you. Go for the marinated ones

Lower East Side
Clinton St. Baking Companypancakes to die for!
Spicy Village – extremely cheap and delicious food from the Henan region of China. Go for the house special big tray chicken, there’s plenty for 2
Skál – summerhouse mood, very nice food and wine

Lower Manhattan
Dominique Ansel Bakery – the inventor of the famous cronut (croissant-doughnut). If you want one, you better get there early!

Lobster Place – gorgeous fisk market inside Chelsea Market, great place to have oysters directly from the raw bar, freshly made sushi, lobsters or clam chowder
Chelsea Market – luxurious indoor food market where I can spend hours browsing

Maison Premiere – very cool place, oyster happy hour every day from 4-7pm, specializes in (absinth) cocktails and oysters
Charleston – you get a free pizza with every beverage you buy, what’s not to love?
El Almacén – Argentinian restaurant with a good atmosphere
El Beit – amazing coffee
Handsom Dan’s – very cute candy store with S’mores to die for! and they’ve got salty licorice
Smorgasburg – outdoor food market with everything your heart desires, open every Saturday at 11am-16pm from April

Dough – another great doughnut bakery. You can buy them in several cafés all over the city

Green Point
Luksus – hidden restaurant behind a beer bar called Tørst (thirst in Danish), Head Chef Daniel Burns is former Pastry Chef at Danish restaurant noma
Glasserie – huge restaurant with great, family style dishes. The food is Mediterranean with a focus on Middle Eastern flavors
Ramona – beautiful bar with great drinks! Very instagram-friendly 😉
Five Leaves – amazing ricotta pancakes

Sweet Life – candy store that makes you never wanner eat anything but candy

Red Rooster – the food isn’t all that, but the atmosphere and the service makes it worth a visit and there’s live music every sunday
Silvia’s – soul food in enormous portions. Silvia is famous for her signature ribs and bbq sauce. Not as authentic as it was once, but still worth a visit

Upper West Side
Levain Bakery – sugar rush cookies to die for. You’ll get fat and you’ll probably have to stand in line for a while, but their worth it!

Red Hook
The Good Fork – amazing Korean style skirt steak
Brooklyn Crab – go when it’s sunny