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
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)
ACME – 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)
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
Apotheke – amazing 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 Company – pancakes 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
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
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