(Things to do in NYC) Part 1
This was really hard to narrow down a list in one blog post but whither you’re visiting or you live here these are some of our favorite Breakfast/brunch, lunch/dinner, and of course dessert spots (which really I could do a whole post on each of those because there ARE SO many good places to go here). I had to break this post up into two parts. Part two will be places to go for dates, places to go with kids, etc. but food needed it’s own post.
Bubby's - we go here for the biscuits, just NOTHING better. It is seriously SO good! They have good options for breakfast, lunch and dinner but brunch is always a win there.
New York, NY 10013
212 219 0666
The Community Food & Juice- Blue berry pancakes. (also gluten free options)
between 112th & 113th Streets
Absolute Bagel- Really amazing bagels for not that much! Taste amazing plain and toasted.
New York, NY 10025
b/t 108th St & End Ave
Dante- Really good pastries for around $5.
79-81 Macdougal St.,
New York, NY 10012
Breads Bakery - Another great pastries place!
1890 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Daily Provisions- Crullers- A MUST TRY!
103 E 19th St,
New York, NY 10003
837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
Clinton Street Baking Company- really good brunch but try to go early because there is always a wait!
4 Clinton Street (btw. East Houston & Stanton)
New York, NY 10002
Michaeli Bakery- Amazing pastries! Chocolate Rugalach is a must try for chocolate lovers. -they also have vegan options.
115A Division Street, New York, NY 10002
Upland- Farm egg omelette, pancakes, doughnuts
345 Park Ave S.
New York, NY 10010
Orwasher's - Really good pastries, bread! We really love their cookies/sandwiches.
440 Amsterdam Avenue (@ 81st Street)
Friedmans - Ask for the special Nutella French toast, so good but really rich, great dish to share! Also love the overpriced avocado toast.
450 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018
The Mermaid Inn- baked eggs shakshuka/French toast
570 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
The Smith- This place is great for brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dessert. -American food.
1900 BROADWAY (AT 63RD STREET)
Sarabeth's - yummy French toast.
5 different locations click link to see them all/address.
Dinner/ Lunch Places:
Sweetgreen – just a good classic salad lunch joint. The harvest bowl is my go to!
ABC Kitchen - There is nothing bad on the menu that I have tried. (also great brunch place)
New York, NY 10003
Cosme - Really good Mexican food. We got the duck for two that was mind blowing. Everything was just so delicious and well prepared.
35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
Freeman’s – American food. Such a fun hidden gem, you walk down a dark alley way and there is a darling little cottage restaurant. (another great brunch place as well)
Le District – A food court in a really nice mall (Brookfield) lots of different food options! We always treat ourselves to the Nutella crepes on the main level and upstairs they have Hudson eats which has more food places.
Asset- Salmon and all their appetizers are really good.
329 Columbus Ave (bet. 75th & 76th St.)
New York, NY
Frenchette – Italian Food. Just a really good restaurant that Tay found and we tried it out and really liked their dishes.
The Odeon-French Food
145 WEST BROADWAY
1496 SECOND AVE AT 78TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10075
Chealsea Market- Los Tacos is our favorite place there but they also have a lot of other food options!
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Cafe Lalo- French food/pastries
201 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024
Balthazar- French food (also a great brunch place)
80 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Jacob's Pickle- American Restaurant
509 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Mason's Pickle - American Restaurant
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
Red Farm- Chinese food. Really good but a little pricy for the amount of food you get.
Beauty & Essex - A really fun hidden gem behind a pawn shop. Great for girls night out or date night.
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
Black Tap- American food/Hamburger place. I don't really love hamburgers but for those that do this is a really good place to indulge!
136 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
Shake Shack- American/Hamburg joint. (personally not my favorite but a lot of people love it, easy fast food!)
Multiple locations click link to see them all.
Made in New York Pizza
21 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Jack's Wife Freda- Mediterranean restaurant.
Click link to see multiple locations.
The Ribbon- American food.
20 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
Patsy's Pizza-Some good classic thin crust pizza.
61 W 74th St.
33 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
The Milling Room- good American restaurant. (also great brunch spot!)
446 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
The Daniel- A splurge BUT SO AMAZING. (food is literally a work of art and everything taste so good).
60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Stax Ice Cream
279 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
Emack & Bolio's- by far my favorite ice cream place!
389 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
120 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
2 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Ice & Vice
221 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Levain Bakery- A tourist favorite cookie they also have gluten free options.
167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023
285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York, NY 10023
Recolte Bakery- Devine Michelin star chef made desserts! Such a fun date night not very crowded either!
300 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
Ample Hills Creamery -
2 locations in Manhattan and 1 by the Brooklyn Bridge that is a fun place to go to in the summer or on warmer days.
561 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
Dominique Ansel - pretty much anything you get there is AMAZING! we love the cronuts and their chocolate chip cookies.
189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012