GREAT FOODS OF NEW YORK CITY

Who doesn’t love NYC for the food!  After three decades of New York City and getting weekly texts from friends, colleagues, and family, “We’re heading to New York City, but where should we eat?” we’re sharing our secret spots. 

From alleyway restaurants, rooftop bars to food halls and markets, here’s our list of neighborhoods for you to explore. There’s something for everyone from fresh fish flown in from the Tokyo fish market; handmade empanadas; stylishly designed restaurants; 99cent Pizza (yes, still around on 40ths between Broadway and 7th Avenue); highly curated coffee houses,; breweries to $130 Waygu burgers.

Here are our 2022 picks for eateries, restaurants, and places to discover.

 

UPPER WEST SIDE

Amsterdam Ale House
Banh Vietnamese House
Bombay Frankie Roti Roll
Barney Greengrass - Meats
Curry King
Epicierie Boulud - cafe
Freddie & Pepper’s - Sandwich
Gray’s Papaya - Drinks
Gina La Fornarina - Pizza
Happy Hot Hunan - Asian
Holy Schnitzel

Jean-Georges -French
Jerusalem Middle Eastern
Jing Fong - Dim Sum
Jin Ramen
Land Thai Kitchen
Levain Bakery
Mille-Feuille Bkaery
Momofuku Milk Bar
Nougatine - French

Pastrami Queen
Red Farm - Chinese
PJ Clarke - American
Silver Moon Bakery
Thai Market
Viand Cafe - Breakfast
Yu Kitchen - Chinese
Zabar’s

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bare Burgers
Bemelmans Bar
Beyond Sushi - Vegan
Cafe Sabarsky
Clean Market - Healthy
Daniel - French
Dig - American
EATS - Market
Elio’s - Italian
Fairways - Grocery

Freds at Barney’s
Heidelberg - German
H&H Bagels
Hutch & Waldo - coffee
Jo-Jo- - American
La Goulue - French
Le Moulin - French
Luke’s Lobster
Meijin Ramen
Pain Quotedian
Rotisserie Georgette

Sant Ambroeus - Italian
Sarabeth’s - American
Sasabune - Sushi
Sushi Seki - Sushi
The Jeffrey
The Milton - British
The Meatball Shop
The Smith
Up Thai

MIDTOWN WEST

Amy’s Bread - Bakery
Awesum Dim Sum
Balade Your Way -Middle Eastern
Bouchon Bakery
Bluebird London
Blue Bottle Coffee
Brooklyn Diner

Chef's Kitchen
City Kitchen (Food Hall)
Culture Espresso - Coffee
Dig Inn - Salads to-go
Dream Hotel Rooftop
El Centro - Mexican
Gabriel’s - French

King Cole Bar - Regis Hotel
Ippudo - Ramen
Jams
Joe’s Pizza - 99 cents
Just Salad - Salad to go
Ootoya - Japanese
Pret a Manger - sandwich
Kaffe 1668 - Coffee
Shake Shack - Burger
St.Cloud Rooftop - drinks
Sushi of Gary 46
Wasabi - Japanese
Wholefoods at Bryant Parl

Lady M - Sweets
Le Bernardin - French
Magnolia Bakery
Marea - Italian
Marseille - French
Melt Shop - Sandwich

Michael’s -American
Milos -Greek
MOMA Cafe
Nanoosh - Healthy Mediterranean
Pret A Manger
Refinery Rooftop
Salon de Ning -The Pennisula Hotel (Bar)
Sapporo -Ramen)

The Little Beet - Healthy Vegetarian
The Pennsy Food Hall
The Plaza Food Hall
The Wayfarer
Whole Foods
Wasabi - Japanese Sushi
Wok N’Walk - Asian

MIDTOWN EAST

Dishes - Salad
Esca - Italian
Forty Carrots - Yogurt
Grand Central Market
Grand Central Terminal Oysters
Hillstone - American
Kajitsu - Sushi

Kaffe 1668 - Coffee
Koreatown - 32rd street
La Grenouille - French
Little Collins - Coffee
Murry’s Cheese Shop
Royce - Chocolate
Sushi Yasuda -Japanese

The 21 Club - American
Toby’s Estate - Coffee
Turntable and Chicken Jazz - Korean
UrbanSpace Vanderbilt (Food Hall)
Xian Famous Food - Chinese
Zucker’s - Deli
Zuma (Sushi)

CHELSEA, GREENWICH VILLAGE & SOHO

Acme - French Italian
Awesum Dim Sum
Balthazar -French
Bar Piti - Italian
Barbutto - Italian
Berber Street Food - African
Blue Hill - American
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Blue Ribbon Sushi
BondSt - Japanese
Bubby's - American
Buvette - French
By Chloe - Vegan
Buddakhan - Chinese
Casa Mono - Italian
Cookshop

Cafe Alto Paradiso - Italian
Cafe Cluny - Franco/ American
Cafe Habana - Cuban
Carbone - Italian
Charlie Bird
Chef's Club Counter
Chelsea Market
Cherche Midi - French
Claudette - Middle Eastern
Cookshop
Decoy - Chinese
Despana - Spanish
E.A.K. Ramen
Egg Shop

EN Japanese Brasserie
Estela - Mediterranean
Fairfax - Mediterranean
Hao Noodle & Tea - Chinese
Houseman - Swedish
Il Buco - Med./ Italian
I Sodi - Italian
Indochine - Vietnamese
Jack's Wife Freda
Jeffery's Grocery - Seafood
JG Melon - Burgers
Joe's Pizza

King - Mediterranean
L'Artusi - Italian
L'Asso - Pizza
Lafayette Grand
Laudree - Pastries
Le Bilboquet - French
Le Coucou - French
Le Gigot - French Bistro
Lombardi's - Pizza
Market Table
Mercer Kitchen - Alsatian

Mermaid Oyster Bar
Moustache - Middle Eastern
OMAR'S -American
Omen - Japanese
Osteria Morini - Pasta
Otto Enoteca - Pizza
Pearl Oyster Bar -American
Perla Cafe - Italian
Raoul's - French
Red Farm - Chinese
Rubirosa - Pizza
Ruby's - Australian)

Shuko - Sushi
Snack Taverna - Greek
South of the Clouds Chinese
Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi
Te Company - Taiwanese
The Blond - Bar
The Burger Joint
The Leroy House
The Little Owl
Souen -Japanese/ Vegetarian
The Smile- Med./ Italian
Via Carota - Italian

GRAMERCY, EAST VILLAGE, NOLITA & LOWER EAST SIDE

ABC Kitchen
Angel’s Share
BondSt - Sushi
Bowery Bar Hotel
Cafe Gitane - French
Clinton St. Bakery - American
Cororon - Soba Japanese

Craft

Daily Provisions - Coffee
Dirty Candy - Vegan
Eataly - Italian Grocer
Eleven Madison Park

Frank - Italian

Freehand NY

Gallow Green - Rooftop bar Gramercy Tavern
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Han Dynasty -Chinese
Ho Foods - Taiwanese

Indochine - Vietnamese
Il Buco - Medit./Italian)

Ikinari Steak - Jpanese
Ippudo NY - Ramen

Ivan Ramen
Joe’s Shanghai - Dumplings
Katz's Delicatessen

Le Gamine - French
Levain Bakery
Little Wayla - Thai

Lil' Frankie's - Italian
Lucien - French

Marta - Pizza
Maman Nomad - French
Mother Duck Noodles

May Wah - Chinese
Mimi Cheng - Dumplings
Miscelanea - Mexican Grocer
Mother of Pearl - Hawaiian
Momofuku Ko -Asian
Moustache - Middle Eastern
Nakamura - Noodles

Narcissa - Californian
North Dumpling
Otto's Taco - Mexican

PDT - Bar
Pok Pok NY - Japanese
Prune
Russ + Daughter's Cafe
Rosie's - Taco
Ruby’s Cafe -Australian

The Butcher's Daughter- Vegetarian
The John Dory - Seafood

The Lucky Bee - Thai
The Smith
The Wren
Tim Ho Wan - Chinese
Two Hands Cafe - Coffee
TsuruTonTan - Udon

Serene
Shabu-Tatsu - Korean
Sweetgreens - Salads
The Butcher's Daughter- Vegetarian
Brasserie - Noodle
Union Square Cafe
Upland - American
Veselka - Polish
Wagamama - Noodles

CHINATOWN

Canal Street Market
Congee Village
Hop Kee
Great NY Noodletown
Joe Shanghai - Dumpling
Kuih Cafe - Malaysia
Mee Sum Cafe - Cantonese
Nom Wah
Shanghai 21
Ho Wan
Wo Hop 17

DIM SUM & DUMPLINGS
Dim Sum GoGo
Golden Unicorn
Mee Sum Cafe - Siu mai
Ping’s -Ha Gao
Shanghai 21
Vegetarian Dim Sum House

CHINATOWN BAKERY
Double Crispy Bakery
Nice One Bakery
Fay Da Bakery
Go Believe Bakery
Tai Pan Bakery
Bake Culture USA
Audrey Bakery & Cafe
Lucky King Bakery
Kuih Cafe
SHOP
Grand Tea & Imports
Po Wing Hong Market
Ting’s Gift Shop

TRIBECA & LOWER FINANCIAL DISTRICT

TRIBECA
Bubbly's - American
Frenchette
Mission Chinese
Odeon - American
Nobu - Japanese
Sweetgreens - Salad

LOWER FINANCIAL DIST.
Cipriani
Eatlay
Brookfield Place Food Court

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
Malibu Farms
The Fulton

FOOD HALL & MARKETS

125th Street - 60th Street
Grand Central Station
City Kitchen
Urban space
JN 52rd

60th Street - 14th Street
Chelsea Market
City Kitchen
Wholefoods

14th Street - Wall Street
Canal Street
Gotham West Market

Uptown- below 96th
1 Hotel
11 Howard Street
Ace Hotel
Aman
Americano
Baccarat Hotel
Bowery Hotel
Carlyle
Chelsea Hotel
Crosby Hotel
Edition Hotel

Midtown- below 59th
Four Seasons New York
Greenwich Hotel
High Line Hotel
Kimpton Eventi
Knickerbocker Hotel
Mercer Hotel
Mondrian Park Avenue
Nomad Hotel
POD (multiple locations)

Downtown- below 14th
Peninsula Hotel
Public
Refinery
Soho Hotel
Standard Hotel
The Beekman
The Lowell Hotel
The Mark
The Pierre
Thompson Hotel

BAKERY + PASTRY

Arcade Bakery
BAKED
Baked by Melissa
Balthazar Bakery

Bien Cuit
Bibble & Sip
Butter + Scotch
Eataly
Bakery
Patisserie Chanson

Curros
Dominque Ansel
Kitchen
Doughnut Planet
Eric Kayser

High Street on Hudson
HARBS Coffee and Cake

Jacque Torres

Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery
Roberta's Bakery

Lady M Confections
Ladybird Cakes

Levain Bakery
Maison Pickle
Magnolia Bakery
Momofuku Milk Bar
MyEggloo - waffles

Taiyaki

ICE CREAM

Ample Hills Creamery
Daily Provisions
Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Gelato Labortorio
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Made Nice
Lilia (Williamsburg)
Soft Swerve
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Made Nice
Mah-Ze-Dahr
Mister Dips at the WilliamVale Hotel
Oddfellows
Olmsted
Roberta's Bakery (Williamsburg)

Frenchette
Mission Chinese
Odeon
The Fulton by Chef Jean-Georges

Rose Bar
Pegu Club
The Dead Rabbit
Blacktail
Milk + Honey
Attaboy
Nitecap

Bar Goto
The Up + Up
Death and Company
PDT (Please Don't Tell)
Angel's Share
Employees Only
Pouring Ribbons
Dear Irving

The Nomad Bar
Bemelmans Bar
Employees Only
Clover Club
Knickerbocker Hotel Rooftop
Skylark
Viceroy Hotel

Uptown
Picnic in Central Park
MET Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Science Museum
Time Warner Buiding

Midtown
Catch a Broadway show
Ticket for Jimmy Fallon
Architectural Walk from GCS to Park Ave
Ride the Big B Bus
Walk the Highline
Visit Little Palm island

MOMA Museum
Chelsea Piers with kids
Empire State Building

Downtown
Music at Joe's Pub
Ride bikes along WSH
Visit the Oculus
Freedom Tower

Boat ride
Taxi ride to Brooklyn
Statue of Liberty