I think all my fellow foodies can relate here: identifying your favorite places to eat in one of the biggest cities in the planet is not easy.
But, I am relieved to finally say that I think I have narrowed it down…for now.
So, if you find yourself already in New York City, or heading there soon, head my advice by checking out one (or all) of these places. And, no, these are not in order; they are all equally appreciated.
After I went to Hawaii for Spring Break, I fell in love with poke, which is staple Pacific cuisine. Now, the nautical nosh is everywhere, but one of my favorite places to get it is easily Wisefish. The poke is delicious and is served in a variety of ways.
Order: the West Swell over a mix of zucchini noodles and brown rice.
The burgers here are Gigi Hadid’s favorite in the city, and now they are mine, too. With such a small menu, it’s obvious that JG Melon pays a lot of attention to its burgers, and the taste makes that even more clear. Plus, the cottage-style fries are delicious.
Order: the cheeseburger with a side of fries (I always get sauteed onion on mine).
Though there are many cafes in New York City, they are not all equal. Two Hands is a small and cute cafe in Nolita and specializes in Australian coffee and baked goods.
Order: iced matcha latte and either the acai bowl or avocado toast.
This is another one of my favorites in the Nolita area. In between Bowery and Elizabeth streets sits this bright and earthy restaurant that serves up delicious meals that are also nutritious.
Order: For here, order brunch. Go with the Brioche French Toast and the Raw Hot Cocoa.
I have been a Chobani fan for years, so you can bet I was very, very excited to hear there is a gourmet Chobani bar in West Village. Here you can select from sweet Greek yogurt bowls, or savory ones. The cold brew isn’t bad, either.
Order: the Blueberry + Power bowl with a cold brew coffee.
While this option might not be the best for the colder winter months, in the warmer ones, there is nothing like getting a lobster roll near the water here. Situated amongst the cobblestone of the historic South Street Seaport sits this mini food mecca that offers a lot of great artisan meal options.
Order: the Maine Style lobster roll and parmesan truffle French fries