We have been to New York a few times now, having done all the tourists spots before, this time was a little more relaxed. From our research before going the main things we wanted to go to were restaurants. Literally all apart from two items were food related. So here are our recommendations for where to eat and drink, all are a little more off the beaten track but so worth it!
956 Second Av and 51st Street
The Smith just feels incredibly cool. Its white tiles and bifold windows that open up on to the street make this place so instagramable! Oh my goodness the food! We kind of stumbled on this place after not knowing where to go for brunch and we are so glad that we did. The Avo on toast literally had like 3 avocados on there and the eggs any style with homage chips was amazing (our dad said the waffles were pretty good too!)
Jack’s wife Freda
50 Carmine Street- between Bleeker and Bedford Street
Jack’s wife Freda is a very popular cafe and restaurant thanks to the insta worthy interior but the food is just as good! The mint lemonade is SO GOOD especially when you’re dying from the heat and the food is oh so fresh and healthy. Their customised sugar, cups and drink mats are so cute too!
73 Gansevoort Street (next to the Highline)
Bubby’s was a well deserved break after our trip down the Highline. The pink lemonade was so refreshing and the chocolate chip pancakes were the fluffiest Alice has had in a while. seriously YUM. Known for their pie they do suggest leaving room for it unfortunately we didn’t do that. So please if anyone has had their pie let us know if we need a trip back!
824 9th Avenue and 54th Street
This is Alice’s favourite meal of our trip. El Centro does some seriously good margaritas and incredible mexican food! The burritos and enchiladas were amazing and the sweet potato fries went down like a house on fire. The service was amazing, the decor was amazing and the atmosphere was the sound of very happy people. We really can’t fault El Centro.
The Meatball Shop
798 9th Avenue and 53rd Street
The Meatball Shop is quite similar to one of our favourite restaurants in London called Balls & Co. They only see meatballs so if you ain’t a fan, don’t go. You order your food my marking down what meatball, sauce and side you would like. Again we loved the food at this place! The sauces were amazing and the ice cream sandwiches for desert were sooooooo goooooood!
116 MacDougal Street
Our parents actually recommended this spot to us from their last visit to New York. Insomnia cookies are open till 3 am most days and have a delivery service, so you can order fresh warm cookies to your hotel at 2am if you really wanted to (lets face it who doesn’t want warm cookies at 2am?!?!) We had a mixture of cookies in a box of 12 and all of them were pretty good. They also do cookiewiches for when its HOT and have a load of chains around New York!
Can you recommend anywhere for our next visit?