Best New York Eats

 I recently had to go to New York for work, but I was able to take an earlier flight so I had a little extra time to explore as well. In New York they have A LOT of delicious food so I made sure to do my research before we got there and had scouted out some restaurants to try out. 

We stayed at the Eventi in Chelsea and it was a perfect location! They just remodeled the entire hotel and was such a great spot. You’re not too far from anything and in the heart of everything going on.

Definitely saving this list of top 15 restaurants in New York for my next trip! Looks delicious.… Click To Tweet

New York Breakfast Spots

Brooklyn Bagel

Someone recommended this Bagel spot called Brooklyn Bagel which surprisingly enough is not in Brooklyn at all, it’s in Chelsea. Huge Bagels with tons of cream cheese. I have a weird thing about too much cheese, so I had to scrape off at least half of it, but for some, this would be heaven!Instagrammable eats in New York- Delicious giant bagels at Brooklyn Bagel!

Friedman’s

Almost all of the places we visited during the trip had gluten free and non-dairy options, but Friedman’s is know for their gluten free menu.  My coworker is gluten free and here we could both order pancakes! One set of pancakes came out on a square plate with a little flag on it that said gluten free and the other stack came out like this. They looked exactly the same and so delicious! There are a few different Friedman’s, but this one in Hells Kitchen is the only one with a gluten free menu so if you’re looking for a good gluten free option, this is it!  Gluten Free Pancakes at Freidman's in New York- Instagrammable New York Eats

New York Lunch Spots

La Pecora Bianca

I wanted to meet up with Sherita from Busy Life Busy Wife and was able to squeeze in some time the first day. I met her during BlogHer in New York last year and she is the sweetest! We had lunch at La Pecora Bianca, in the Flatiron district and it was delicious. It’s a farm to table feel in the middle of the city with great food and cocktails. Instagrammable eats in New York! La Pecora Bianca is such a cute brunch or lunch spot on New York. Instagrammable eats in New York! La Pecora Bianca is such a cute brunch or lunch spot on New York.

Rosemary’s

I got Rosemary’s recommended by Ilana from Mommyshorts and it was so good! I had homemade pasta with burrata and anything that has burrata is basically approved in my book. It’s in the West Village and supposedly they have a rooftop garden that supplies the restaurant with fresh vegetables and herbs. I didn’t get to see it, but I believe it based on the food alone. Delicious and such a cool space. Just look at the uniforms!

Instagrammable eats in New York: Great lunch and brunch spot in New York. Rosemary's in Greenwich. Instagrammable eats in New York: Great lunch and brunch spot in New York. Rosemary's in Greenwich. Instagrammable eats in New York: Great lunch and brunch spot in New York. Rosemary's in Greenwich.

Shake Shack

The food itself might not be as instagrammable, but the sign outside the one in Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen is amazing. I’ve actually never had Shake Shack before, but I was told it’s a must have so I gave it a try. Supposedly it’s similar to In-and-Out here in California, and I thought it was ok, but nothing beats the organic mini combo at Super Duper when it comes to quick burgers.

Instagrammable New York Eats- Maybe not Shake shack it-self, but they have an amazing sign outside!

L’Amico

L’Amico is the other restaurant at the hotel in Chelsea. The new remodel they just completed looks really good. It has American food with Italian influence, which might be my favorite combo. They have both lunch and dinner, but definitely more instagrammable during the day.

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Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is such a cool lunch spot! They have multiple locations, but this one is in the Flatiron district. You can build your own salad and they have the freshest ingredients. You should expect a line during lunch rush hour though, but it’s efficient.

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New York Dinner Eats

The Vine

The hotel we stayed at had three restaurants, a breakfast buffet and a juice bar! We had dinner at The Vine, one of the restaurants at the hotel one night and the food was amazing. The new interior is really interesting with this giant art instillation hanging from the ceiling. Half of the restaurant is inside and half is outside which is perfect during a New York summer night.

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Cafe Habana

I had read about Cafe Habana before my trip, but my coworker also recommended it which is always a plus. It’s in the east village and is a fusion between Mexican and Cuban food. It’s one of those typical hole in the wall places that doesn’t look like much, but then the food is amazing! They have the best corn on the cob I have ver had.

Cafe Habana in the east village in New York is probably some of the best cuban food I've had in a while! It's one of thsoe typical hole in the wall places, but so good! Cafe Habana in the east village in New York is probably some of the best cuban food I've had in a while! It's one of thsoe typical hole in the wall places, but so good! Cafe Habana in the east village in New York is probably some of the best cuban food I've had in a while! It's one of thsoe typical hole in the wall places, but so good!

Estiatorio Milos

Estiatorio Milos is quite the dining experience! It’s a greek place in Midtown with a fresh fish and seafood bar. You can order straight off the menu or you can go to the seafood bar, pick your fish and the chef will prepare it appropriately. Some of the fish was even still alive! We had some delicious white fish and soft shell crab and it was unbelievable!

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New York Desserts

Milk Bar

A while back our PR agency sent some treats from Milk Bar overnight and I have been thinking about those birthday truffles every since! There are a few different locations, but one of them was right by our hotel in Chelsea. They also have delicious “compost” cookies, birthday cakes and it’s definitely worth a visit.

Milk bar in New York is amazing! Birthday cake truffles for the win. Milk bar in New York is amazing! Birthday cake truffles for the win.

Magnolia Bakery

Yes, it’s touristy, but I feel like you almost can’t go to New York without stopping by Magnolia Bakery. They are known for their cupcakes and banana pudding, but I quickly fell in love with their apple crumble. You also might recognize the name from The Sex and The City show. They have a few different locations and we just went to the one down at Penn station because it was the closest, but the Bleecker street one is definitely the cutest and less crowded one!

You can't have a trip to New York without a trip to Magnolia's Bakery

Rice to Riches

I first went to Rice to Riches in the east village last year when I went to New York for BlogHer and loved it. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s rice pudding in a million different flavors. You can add toppings too, but I really love rice pudding so I love it just as-is. You can taste any flavor before buying so that’s also fun in itself. My favorites are cinnamon and Oreo cookies.

One of the best desserts in New York! Rice pudding in every single flavor you can imagine.

One of the best desserts in New York! Rice pudding in every single flavor you can imagine.

Great list of top 15 Instagrammable eats in New York! These looks so delicious! #newyork #eats Click To Tweet

There are tons of great restaurants in New York and every time I go, I discover new places. What are some of your New York favorites?

Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet

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5 comments

    1. Thank you Sherita! I am so excited we got to meet up and already missing a lot of these treats :) Just came back from DC and found Milk Bar there too so saved for a little while, haha!

  1. Great timing on this post, I get to San Francisco now and then and had to go there this week. We made sure to have lunch at Super Duper because I read about it here. The food was as good as you said it would be. Quality ingredients, sensible portions that didn’t make me feel guilty for eating old favorites that I seldom now eat. Takk for anbefalingen!

    1. Yay! Great timing! I should do a post on best eats in San Francisco too! There are so many amazing spots. Enjoy the city!

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