Best Eats in NYC

17 May

Over spring break, I made a trip to New York to visit my sister. Before leaving, I read a ton of blogs and researched to make sure that I didn’t miss anything. New York had some amazing food.. almost as amazing as Paris. Heres a list of restaurants, bakeries, and cafés I went to.

1) City Bakery

Best things to get: Pretzel Croissant and Hot chocolate with marshmellows

Note: Next time go for the chocolate festival

City Bakery
3 West 18th Street
New York City
212-366-1414

2) Kyochon

We got take-out, but the restaurant is awesome. We ate in the restaurant one time and it was like a club. It was dark and playing loud-ish club music with the music videos playing on this large flat screen tv. It was such a fun place.

Best things to order: signature soy garlic wings, honey wings, potato wedges, pickled radish, spicy soy garlic wings <– really spicy

Things not to order: Broccoli salad and mixed green salad

Things to order in the future: the famous sal sal chicken

Kyochon in Manhattan
391 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

Flushing
156-50 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354

3) Momofuku Milk Bar

I tried their popular cookies and milk, but nothing was outstanding or was worth their prices.

What I want to Try: crack pie and the pork buns

Milk bar east village
everyday, 9 am – 12 am
251 e 13th st
new york, ny 10003
corner of 13th street / 2nd avenue

Milk bar midtown
everyday, 8 am – 11 pm
15 w 56th st
new york, ny 10019
between 5th and 6th avenues

east village milk bar is now at 251 e 13th street!

4) Joe’s Shanghai

What to order: Soup Dumplings (this is a must-order), string bean szechuan style, and shanghai fried flat noodle

Chinatown, NYC
9 Pell Street
New York, New York 10013

Midtown, NYC
24 W 56 Street
New York, New York 10019
(between 5 and 6 Avenue)

Flushing, Queens
136-21 37th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354

5) Doughnut Plant

What to order: Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut!!!!

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

6) Katz Delicatissen

What to order: chicken salad sandwich and pastrami sandwich

Katz Delicatissen
205 East Houston Street (corner of Ludlow St)
New York City, 10002

7) Babycakes NYC

I just don’t think I am a fan of vegan cupcakes. I wanted to like these cupcakes so bad, but it just didn’t work out.

Babycakes NYC
248 Broome Street (Btwn Orchard & Ludlow)
New York City, NY 10002 (Google map)

8) Dallas BBQ

What to order: texas sized margaritas 😉 , BBQ baby back ribs, and texas hot dog

Dallas BBQ
241 West 42nd Street
(located between 7th and 8th avenues)

Many other locations

9) Maoz

Always love this place! Whether it be in NY, Cali, or Paris.

What to order: Falafel Sandwich

Times Square
558 7th Ave (Corner of 40th St)
New York, NY 10018

Union Square
38 Union Square East (Between 16th and 17th St)
New York, NY 10003

Greenwich Village
59 East 8th St (Between Broadway and University Pl)
New York, NY 10003

Columbia University
2857 Broadway (Between 110th and 111th St)
New York, NY 10025

Upper West Side
2047 Broadway (Between 70th and 71th St)
New York, NY 10023

Theatre District
683 8th Avenue (Between 43rd & 44th)
New York, NY 10036

10) Hot Dog Trucks

These hot dogs aren’t anything special. I wouldn’t waste the calories.

11) Shake Shack

This place was good but I have to admit it is nowhere near as good as In-n-out.

What to order: Arnold Palmer (if you like iced tea), criss-cut fries, and Shack burger

Shake Shack
691 8th Ave, New York, NY
(646) 435-0135 ‎

Many other locations.. Next time I want to try the first Shake Shack.

12) Baked By Melissa

Cute cupcakes but not as good as they look.

What to order: rainbow cupcake

Baked
529 Broadway, New York, NY
(212) 842-0220 ‎

Many other locations

12) Grom

What to order: Yogurt and Nocciola

Greenwich Village
233, Bleecker Street (and Carmine)
New York City

Upper West Side
2165, Broadway (and 76th)
New York City

1796 Broadway
10019 New York City

13) Sarabeths

What to order: French toast, Crab cake sandwich, and Farmers omlette

Central Park South
40 Central Park South
New York City, 10019

14) Scarpetta

More on the pricey side.

What to order: Spiced duck breast

Scarpetta NYC
355 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014

15) Levain Bakery

What to order: Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookie

Upper West Side – Manhattan
167 West 74th St
New York, NY 10023

17) Sullivan Street Bakery

What to order: pizza patate and strecci with tomatoes

Sullivan Street Bakery
533 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

18) Max Brenners Chocolate Bar

What to order: Chocolate Chunks Pizza

Things I want to try: Popsicle Chocolate Fondue and Classic European Chocolate Fondue

Max Brenner
841 Broadway (between 13th and 14th Streets)
NYC

19) Spot Dessert Bar

What to order: soft cheesecake

Spot Dessert Bar
13 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003

20) Lombardi’s

This was the first pizzeria in the Us and it is incredible. I have never had a pizza quite like this and I loved it. It probably was one of the best pizzas I have ever had.

What to order: Margarita pizza

Lombardi’s
32 Spring St
New York, NY 10012-4173

21) Rice to Riches

Sadly, this place did not meet the rave reviews it received on almost every other blog. I tried the famous french toast flavor rice pudding and I just didn’t like it. Also, Im not a huge rice pudding fan so that’s probably why.

Rice to Riches
37 Spring Street
New York, NY

22) Crumbs

Best things to order: Red velvet and Black bottom Cheesecake Brownie <–if your a cheesecake fan, this is a must-try

Things I want to try: Butterscotch, Carrot, half baked, and vanilla coconut

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
109 Montague Street

COLUMBUS AVENUE NOW OPEN
775 Columbus Avenue

GARMENT CENTER
1385 Broadway (37/38th)

GRAND CENTRAL
420 Lexington Avenue (43/44th)

PARK AVENUE NOW OPEN
2 Park Avenue (32/33rd)

BROADWAY
1675 Broadway (53rd)

BRYANT PARK
43 West 42nd St (5/6th Ave)

LEXINGTON AVE
1418 Lexington Ave (93rd)

MADISON AVE
501 Madison Ave (52nd)

THE VILLAGE
37 East 8th St (University/Broadway)

THIRD AVE
80 Third Ave (53rd)

UNION SQUARE
124 University Place (W.13th)

UPPER EAST SIDE
1379 Third Ave (78th)

UPPER WEST SIDE
350 Amsterdam Ave (76th)

And many more…. They are EVERYWHERE!! 🙂

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2 Responses to “Best Eats in NYC”

  1. FN May 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Donut Plant peanut butter and jelly donut rules! Pair it with a nice coffee and you can lay down and die afterwards.

  2. Anto May 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I loved the hot dogs in New York!!! Also the city bakery was one of my fav’ 😉

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