Friends and family often ask me for restaurant recommendations in the USA and I happily share! Two of my favourite topics of all time are America and food. When we went to New York City for the second time this year, we had way less tourist attractions on our list and far more food-attractions. We planned out most meals and while Storm Juno interrupted a few of our reservations, we did eat some incredible food. So today I’m sharing our favourite places to eat in New York City. Please comment below with your favourite NYC eats!
Root & Bone
200 E 3rd Street, New York
Tip: I highly recommend ordering Grandma Daisy’s angel biscuits that are served with honey roasted chicken jus and their signature crispy free-range bucket of fried chicken.
Momofuku Milk Bar
72 Wooster Street, New York
Tip: You really can’t go wrong with whatever you choose but I can personally recommend the crack pie, cereal milk and all the chewy cookies. Read more HERE.
Flatiron 14 W 19th Street, New York
Tip: I couldn’t go past the chocolate doughnut with cocoa nibs but for something a little more out of the box, try their vibrant pink hibiscus doughnut.
200 5th Avenue, New York
Tip: I had the best pasta I have ever eaten here – brown butter ravioli. For dessert, head to the gelato stand. I used to think gelato tasted like flavourless ice cream. I was so wrong. The salted caramel gelato was unbelievable.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring Street, New York
Tip: Line up early for a cronut – it will be worth it! If you miss out or are not keen on getting up at the crack of dawn for a pastry, then try the frozen smore. Read more HERE.
Black Seed Bagels
170 Elizabeth Street, New York
Tip: Great little place for wood fired bagels, it has mostly a savoury menu. I tried the only sweet bagel on the menu – the apple, ricotta and honey one but my husband’s tuna melt was certainly the winner. Choose a warm filling so it comes out toasted.
80 Spring Street, New York
Tip: This French bistro is one of our all-time favourite places to eat in the world. It gets busy, so make a reservation. I can personally recommend the duck confit, coq au vin, duck shepherds pie and the grilled lamb. Stick around for dessert! And take a few pastries home from the onsite bakery.
Tip: This is the place to come for real deal New York Cheesecake. My advice is to order the original cheesecake first before branching out and trying the other flavours. The creamy texture and buttery cookie base is unbelievable.
1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
Tip: I loved the macarons from Bouchon but its worth trying a few of their sweet treats. They have a selection of pastries, cookies and French desserts that all look amazing.
401 Bleecker Street and W 11th Street
Tip: One of my favourite places in America, I love Magnolia Bakery. You HAVE to try their banana pudding. I also love their chocolate cupcakes and their snickers icebox pie is to-die-for! Read more HERE.
32 Spring Street, New York
Tip: This famous pizza joint specialises in thin crust Neapolitan-style pizza. I loved the margarita but be warned, the pizzas are way bigger than your head – one large pizza between two people is plenty.
154 East 86th Street, New York
Tip: We went to seven burger places all over the USA on this last trip and hands down, Shake Shake was my number one favourite. You can’t go wrong with the ShakeBurger, fries and a handspun shake.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
1011 Third Avenue 60th Street, New York
Tip: I love my American candy and although its cheaper to buy it from Walgreens and the like, Dylan’s Candy Bar has a fantastic pick ‘n’ mix so you can try loads of different candy and find out which ones you like best.
75 9th Avenue, New York
Tip: This trendy indoor market boasts a number of good eats, including Buddakan, Amy’s Bread, Doughnuttery and Ninth Street Espresso for quality coffee. There’s also a fantastic baking store worth exploring!
42 Grove Street, New York
Tip: Great little place serving up French fare, a little on the pricey side of things but a lovely stop for brunch. I enjoyed the waffle with fresh berries and my husband raved about his smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
Do you have any New York City food recommendations?