After being lucky enough to visit New York twice this year (if you'd have told me that this time last year I would have had a good old chuckle), I thought it would only be appropriate to try and document some of the gorgeous places I was able to visit, narrowing them down to a select and more refined few, and those that I truly love. Next year I want to work on more city guides on here (including a big old bumper London one)- so let me know if you'd like to see that, too! Anyway- for part one of my New York guide (part 2 will be up on Monday, and more focussed on where to stay, eat and what to see)- I'm going to be listing some of my favourite foodie places! There's a selection for every time of day, and a fair bit of selection- so I hope this helps anyone heading to the Big Apple next year! In repayment you can bring me along in your case ; )

For Brunch or Breakfast:
Gemma's New York Gemma's New York Gemma:
Part of the beautiful (and 'hip' and happening) Bowery Hotel, Gemma is a gorgeous brunch, lunch and dinner spot (although I've only sampled their amazing breakfast menu), and boasts everything from French toast, piled high pancakes and some seriously tasty granola for anyone feeling a little healthier! They also do amazing dinner- and have a really lovely outdoor seating area for some summer time al-fresco people watching if you fancy!

Visit: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, New York
Colette New York Colette New York Cafe Colette:
If you're heading over to Brooklyn, Cafe Colette is the cutest brunch spot in town (a top tip off from my good pal Charlotte), and boasts the tastiest granola I've tried- and was also the place I sampled my first ever American 'scone' (lemon and poppyseed, which was completely delicious too). It's in the heart of Williamsburg, so amongst some gorgeous vintage and independent shops you can pop in to too (but more on those in my next post)!

Visit: 79 Berry Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sara Beth's New York Sara Beth's New York Sara Beth's New York Sarabeth's:
If you fancy somewhere that does everything, and in some of New York's prime locations, Sarabeth's is the place to head to. Joe and I visited the Central Park branch, and indulged in without a doubt the best French toast I've ever had (we're talking five doorstop-size slices lathered in syrup and goodness) and the fluffiest pancakes for Joe. It does get busy so it's always worth checking ahead, but they also usually have space for walk-ins- but definitely one to head to!

Visit: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

For Lunch:
Jack's Wife Freda New York Jack's Wife Freda New York Jack's Wife Freda New York Jack's Wife Freda:
A bit of a cult favourite amongst bloggers and Instagrammers, this little hideout in Lower Manhattan is amazing for every meal of the day, but their lunch menu is definitely something I fell in love with. Opting for a fresh tuna and avocado salad (with a big side helping of halloumi) and Joe a tasty burger and fries- it was the perfect pick-me-up after a long flight to the states, I only wish we'd had time to go back again!

Visit: 224 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Laduree New York Laduree New York Laduree New York Ladureé:
Okay, so this probably won't make the 'places you've never heard of in NYC' list, but much like the London and Paris branches,  Ladureé is the prettiest (and tastiest) stop off for a spot of late afternoon tea, and surrounded by a plethora of beautiful shops to boot. On top of that, I found that when I visited here during Fashion Week, it was so easy to get a table in their outside patio- which, unlike their other cafes, was a pleasant surprise!

Visit: 864 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Mezzogiorno New York Mezzogiorno New York Mezzogiorno
This little Italian not far from Spring Street was the perfect place to kick back and refuel this summer, and their food was fresh, exciting and oozed an amazing variety (so not just your standard pizza and pasta, for anybody curious). We had incredible salads, pesto infused pasta and some delicious broccoli (so good that I had the cheek to ask for the recipe ; ) and left feeling full and incredibly impressed by the wonderful staff and original food.

Visit: 195 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012

For Dinner:
The Spotted Pig New York The Spotted Pig New York The Spotted Pig:
If you're after a delicious proper burger and the best shoestring fries known to man, you'd be a bit silly to miss this spot. The burger was one of the best I've had ever, and although they also have other awesome options, ranging from oysters, fish and other meat (and veg) based dishes, I can safely say this is one dish not to miss- and definitely try a dessert too if you have room afterwards!

Visit: 314 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
Grimaldi's New York Motorino Pizza New York Motorino Pizza New York Grimaldis/Motorino:
Two pizza places that do amazing, generous portions the real New Yawwwwk way- Grimaldis (there's a few of these dotted around) and Motorino (both in the East Village and Williamsburg) specialise in amazing customisable pizza, with chunky airy crusts, drippy stretchy cheese in abundance and slices bigger than your face- which is only ever a good thing. Both places also offer take away options, so if you're feeling super lazy (like we were) you can also box it up and have it in bed, ahem.

Visit: Various locations across New York!
Balthazaar:
Joe and I have been waiting to visit this place for an age, so finally booking a table for our visit last month was very exciting indeed. Although I ended up forgetting my camera (and eating my dinner too quick to even properly photograph it), it was absolutely amazing. We may have cheated and both opted for burgers (oops), but having tried their salads before can also confirm they're not bloody bad either. Joe genuinely claimed this as being 'the best burger I've ever had'- which is a VERY bold statement, and we could have easily stayed and eaten our way through the rest of the menu (only if our stomachs and wallets had no boundaries)!

Visit: 80 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
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After being lucky enough to visit New York twice this year (if you'd have told me that this time last year I would have had a good old chuckle), I thought it would only be appropriate to try and document some of the gorgeous places I was able to visit, narrowing them down to a select and more refined few, and those that I truly love. Next year I want to work on more city guides on here (including a big old bumper London one)- so let me know if you'd like to see that, too! Anyway- for part one of my New York guide (part 2 will be up on Monday, and more focussed on where to stay, eat and what to see)- I'm going to be listing some of my favourite foodie places! There's a selection for every time of day, and a fair bit of selection- so I hope this helps anyone heading to the Big Apple next year! In repayment you can bring me along in your case ; )

For Brunch or Breakfast:
Gemma's New York Gemma's New York Gemma:
Part of the beautiful (and 'hip' and happening) Bowery Hotel, Gemma is a gorgeous brunch, lunch and dinner spot (although I've only sampled their amazing breakfast menu), and boasts everything from French toast, piled high pancakes and some seriously tasty granola for anyone feeling a little healthier! They also do amazing dinner- and have a really lovely outdoor seating area for some summer time al-fresco people watching if you fancy!

Visit: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, New York
Colette New York Colette New York Cafe Colette:
If you're heading over to Brooklyn, Cafe Colette is the cutest brunch spot in town (a top tip off from my good pal Charlotte), and boasts the tastiest granola I've tried- and was also the place I sampled my first ever American 'scone' (lemon and poppyseed, which was completely delicious too). It's in the heart of Williamsburg, so amongst some gorgeous vintage and independent shops you can pop in to too (but more on those in my next post)!

Visit: 79 Berry Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sara Beth's New York Sara Beth's New York Sara Beth's New York Sarabeth's:
If you fancy somewhere that does everything, and in some of New York's prime locations, Sarabeth's is the place to head to. Joe and I visited the Central Park branch, and indulged in without a doubt the best French toast I've ever had (we're talking five doorstop-size slices lathered in syrup and goodness) and the fluffiest pancakes for Joe. It does get busy so it's always worth checking ahead, but they also usually have space for walk-ins- but definitely one to head to!

Visit: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

For Lunch:
Jack's Wife Freda New York Jack's Wife Freda New York Jack's Wife Freda New York Jack's Wife Freda:
A bit of a cult favourite amongst bloggers and Instagrammers, this little hideout in Lower Manhattan is amazing for every meal of the day, but their lunch menu is definitely something I fell in love with. Opting for a fresh tuna and avocado salad (with a big side helping of halloumi) and Joe a tasty burger and fries- it was the perfect pick-me-up after a long flight to the states, I only wish we'd had time to go back again!

Visit: 224 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Laduree New York Laduree New York Laduree New York Ladureé:
Okay, so this probably won't make the 'places you've never heard of in NYC' list, but much like the London and Paris branches,  Ladureé is the prettiest (and tastiest) stop off for a spot of late afternoon tea, and surrounded by a plethora of beautiful shops to boot. On top of that, I found that when I visited here during Fashion Week, it was so easy to get a table in their outside patio- which, unlike their other cafes, was a pleasant surprise!

Visit: 864 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Mezzogiorno New York Mezzogiorno New York Mezzogiorno
This little Italian not far from Spring Street was the perfect place to kick back and refuel this summer, and their food was fresh, exciting and oozed an amazing variety (so not just your standard pizza and pasta, for anybody curious). We had incredible salads, pesto infused pasta and some delicious broccoli (so good that I had the cheek to ask for the recipe ; ) and left feeling full and incredibly impressed by the wonderful staff and original food.

Visit: 195 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012

For Dinner:
The Spotted Pig New York The Spotted Pig New York The Spotted Pig:
If you're after a delicious proper burger and the best shoestring fries known to man, you'd be a bit silly to miss this spot. The burger was one of the best I've had ever, and although they also have other awesome options, ranging from oysters, fish and other meat (and veg) based dishes, I can safely say this is one dish not to miss- and definitely try a dessert too if you have room afterwards!

Visit: 314 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
Grimaldi's New York Motorino Pizza New York Motorino Pizza New York Grimaldis/Motorino:
Two pizza places that do amazing, generous portions the real New Yawwwwk way- Grimaldis (there's a few of these dotted around) and Motorino (both in the East Village and Williamsburg) specialise in amazing customisable pizza, with chunky airy crusts, drippy stretchy cheese in abundance and slices bigger than your face- which is only ever a good thing. Both places also offer take away options, so if you're feeling super lazy (like we were) you can also box it up and have it in bed, ahem.

Visit: Various locations across New York!
Balthazaar:
Joe and I have been waiting to visit this place for an age, so finally booking a table for our visit last month was very exciting indeed. Although I ended up forgetting my camera (and eating my dinner too quick to even properly photograph it), it was absolutely amazing. We may have cheated and both opted for burgers (oops), but having tried their salads before can also confirm they're not bloody bad either. Joe genuinely claimed this as being 'the best burger I've ever had'- which is a VERY bold statement, and we could have easily stayed and eaten our way through the rest of the menu (only if our stomachs and wallets had no boundaries)!

Visit: 80 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
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54 comments:

  1. These all look amazing! I went to Balthazar in 2010, I adored it too (I have to say I've heard bad things about the London one though...).

    Becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

    p.s. Your photos are beautiful, I'm hungry now ;)

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  2. Aw Olivia I'm hungry now! Absolutely love the pictures <3

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  3. This is so exciting! I'm going to New York next week, so I'll definitely try and check some of these places out! x

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  4. Can't leave NYC without eating some bagels and pizza! Did you get a chance to visit Eataly while there? It's food heaven! Luckily for me, there's a place like that where I live in Philly called Reading Terminal Market :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  5. All the brunch spots look so good and am now craving some french toast from Sarabeth's.

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  6. What a cool post! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  7. Ooh everywhere looks fab, i've bookmarked this post!!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  8. Amazing locations!! They all look soooo goood!

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  9. Oh my goodness me, I think my tummy rumbled the entire way through this post!
    Everything looks AMAZING!

    Laura | elelibee

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  10. love the look of Jack's Wife Freda planning a New York trip

    rebekahmaryx.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Great post! I'm planning to go to New York next year and I am definitely going to visit these places, thanks! :) x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  12. Thanks for this....

    http://simpleplaintruth.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Thank you for this post and all the places you've suggested in here, this will come in handy at the beginning of the next year when I go to NYC.

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  14. looks like you found a bunch of cute places to eat!
    that's always nice when traveling :)

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  15. Whenever I am in NYC, I 'sin' and pop into one of Starbucks but then redemption comes and I try one of the independent cafes and restaurants. Great choice!

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  16. So much food, so much choice! I wish I'd eaten that back in NYC so much yum :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. These pics look mouthwatering! I definitely love seeing bloggers' city guides. And would love to consult your city guides before visiting new places! xx

    —Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

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  18. I love the look of Jack's Wife Freda - so niche and unique. I can't wait to go to NY in 2016, and this has only made me more excited! Can't wait for the rest of this series. x

    willowtea.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Everything looks so appetising and good! :) I can't wait to visit new york one day.
    Marissa Jamie || Faithfully, Marissa ♡

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  20. I loved reading this post, the shots are great!

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  21. Ahh, major food envy here in London!!
    Merry Christmas :)
    Elizabeth Valentina

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  22. For a really fun and clubby night out and fantastic food (if you like sushi) I really recommend Tao Downtown, it's one of the best places I went to in NYC.
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  23. You included so many of my favorites! My husband and I dash to the city every chance we get, so I wanted to share a few of our favorites too! http://pinkcoffeephoto.com/blog/2014/11/30/autumn-new-york-city/

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  24. i've been there quite a few times but i've never heard of any of these, definitely going on my list!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  25. Everything looks and sounds absolutely the delicious. In just two trips you've definitely discovered some gems! Definitely do more posts when you find more hot spots <3

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  26. This is such a great guide, making me want to be back in New York! All of the places look lovely!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  27. OMG yes, Grimaldi's is so good! This post makes me want to go back to NYC, it's such a great place!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  28. It looks like you got to try out a lot of different restaurants - my fave is the macaron store. So yummy :)

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  29. I live only an hour away from the city and I've never actually went around to try these places! But, you've convinced me to go! x

    Blog Marjorie

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  30. You must get this a lot, but I gotta say, your blog is amazing! The photos are beautiful, and is great how much effort you put on every post! I love it!

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  31. Yummy I want to go to New York now
    xo
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  32. This post is really useful :)

    I'm running a "Christmas" giveaway (lorac pro pallet+ the wet brush), if you're interested, check this link:
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  33. I'd love to go to New York!

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    xx

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  34. The pictures are so beautiful!!

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  35. Im gonna save this post for the day Im able to go to New York, because every place that you recommended look super cute!

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  36. These places look so nice, you have really captured them well. Your so lucky to have been able to visit twice this year, how brilliant! Can't wait to see more, love the sound of the London post!!
    Marianne x
    www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  37. I visited USA a few times, but wasnt able to go to New York yet.
    I have a cousin living there, and i'm serious about travelling there next year.

    The fun part is that she recently posted some pics of "the spotted pig", happy to see it here :)

    Saved all of your tips :)

    xx,
    Helô, from Vestido do dia

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  38. Such a cool post!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com - a lifestyle, cooking, fashion blog

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  39. I thought after Christmas Id had enough food, but oh em gee take me to NYC? Looks so tasty and all your pictures are so beautiful, as always!

    Robyn x

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  40. these pictures made me hungry! I can't wait to go to NY someday, when I do I will use this guide very wisely!

    x J. from I ate noodles for breakfast

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  41. These are all great picks! I used to live in NYC and Sarabeth's was definitely a go-to brunch spot for me and my girlfriends. And I have yet to try Jack's Wife Freda, but it is definitely on my list!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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  42. everything just looks amazing!!! seemed you enjoyed your time in NY :)

    Arianne

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  43. I love these tips! I've been dying to try Motorino and Jack's Wife Freda, and Laduree in Soho is one of my favorite places in the city. Beautiful pictures as well. Can't wait to see Part II!

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  44. This is going to come in handy when I go to New York thank you! All thee food and all these places look so amazing.

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  45. New York - my favourite place in the world!
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  46. Beautiful pictures :)


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  47. I LOVED the Spotted Pig when we visited in November... those shoestring fries though!

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  48. I LOVED The Spotted Pig when we visited in November... those shoestring fries though!

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  49. very nice post. nice pictures, new york looks amazing :)
    very inspiring blog.
    lets follow eachother! just let me know and I will follow back :)

    - www.angelaah91.blogspot.nl

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  50. There's a Laduree in NY? We landed just in time for hurricane Sandy and I saw nothing. Nothing! Sob!

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  51. I can't wait to go to New York this year - more so after reading this post! These places look amazing :)

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