Foodies New York itinerary

Must go

  • Hometown Bar-B-Que (brisket, pulled pork)
  • miznon (rib eye minute steak)
  • 8am Katz deli (pastrami on rye)
  • Dominique (hot choc, cookie shot, cronut)
  • Peter luger steak (steak for 2, )
  • Halal guys (combo bowl)
  • Los tacos (grilled chicken, grilled steak, marinated pork, quesadillas, adobada)
  • Keen (prime t bone steak, mutton chop)
  • Cafe habana (corn, jalapeno margarita, cubano sandwich,tacos)
  • Upstate craft beer and oyster bar (squid ink uni pasta, happy hour oyster, bone marrow, mussels clam in curry)
  • Jack wife freda (peri peri chicken, green egg shakshouka, green sauce, madame freda, jack breakfast, rosewater waffle)
  • Momofuku noodle bar uptown (spicy smoked pork ramen, chilled spicy noodles, lunar mai tai, spicy calamansrita)
  • Joe’s pizza
  • Olioepiu for squid ink pasta
  • Tacombi
  • luthun nyc
  • Prince street pizza
  • turntable chicken jazz
  • mad for chicken
  • flushing is the best
  • Birria Landia Elmhurst JoJu
  • Russ & Daughters (smoked fish bagel)
  • Levain Bakery
  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Burdick chocolate
  • Wolfnights the gourmet wrap


  • Barneys greengrass for smoked salmon bagel
  • Russ and daughters for smoked salmon bagel. herring trio, potato latkes with creme fraiche and salmon roe

Italian Food

  • Via Carota
  • Palma
  • Olio E Piu
  • Tony’s Di Napoli
  • Lil Frankie’s
  • Misi or Lilia
  • Osteria morini

Japanese Food

  • Sushi suite 1001
  • Chemistry room
  • Kissaki
  • Omakase by korami
  • Raku

French food

  • Batard
  • Pastis

American food

  • River cafe
  • Frevo
  • One if by land two if by sea


  • Buvette
  • Clinton Street Baking Company
  • Sadelle’s


  • Fette Sau
  • Hometown Bar-B-Que


  • Ace’s Pizza (Detroit style)
  • Lucali (one of the most popular)
  • Roberta’s (but opening in mbs so Dk if should go)
  • Di Fara (also one of the most famous but I personally don’t like it)
  • Emily’s / Emmy Squared (same parent company so just choose one but imo rly should go. Make reservations!!)
  • Unregular Pizza (for their buratta pizza)
  • Joe’s Pizza (must go just bc it’s a tourist must do lol and it’s good)
  • Artichoke pizza (get the artichoke, share one slice bc it’s f good but also f jelat bc of how creamy)
  • Prince St Pizza (insane pepperoni pizza damn sinful)
  • Artichoke Basille's Pizza


  • Peter Luger (used to have to book a few months in advance but not that bad now - NYC’s oldest steakhouse, should try + Famous for their burgers too)
  • Keens Steakhouse (haven’t been but heard rly good things bout their lamb options)
  • Hometown Bar-B-Que

Coffee & Boba tea

  • Blue bottle lol
  • SEY coffee (rly good experience)
  • Devocion (interesting nitro cold brew)
  • Cafe Leon Dore (haven’t been but they’re damn popular on tiktok here LOL)
  • Stumptown
  • Partner Coffee
  • Moge Tee (PLEASE go and get their fruit tea with cheese, it’s my all time fav bbt EVER HAHAHAH)


  • Magnolia bakery (Get their banana pudding)
  • Eileen’s Special Cheescake (cheescake LOL a lot of flavors)
  • Maman (Cookie)
  • Levain Bakery (cookie, don’t bother w their cake & bread honestly)
  • Supermoon bakery (Croissants, go early)
  • Spot dessert bar (I like the matcha lava & skillet cookie)
  • Grace st (super famous @ Korea Town, long queue. Apparently everybody loves it but I’m ok w it only.. my bf loves it too tho)
  • Red Gate Bakery (banana bread & cookie)
  • World’s best cookie dough (THEIR CHEESECAKE IS D BEST. Their cookie dough ok only, can skip)
  • Serendipity 3
  • Spot dessert bar
  • Lady m
  • Harbs
  • Patisserie fouet
  • The dough club 
  • Cafe Bench | Crêpe Flushing | 크레페 | 크레페 플러싱, 194-07 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358, United States
  • Mango Mango Artisan Lab, 23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States
  • Alimama


  • mighty Quinn bbq for brisket, ribs and wings

Mexican Food

  • Los Tacos from Chelsea market
  • miti miti

Indian Food

  • Baazi
  • Dhamaka

Asian Food

  • Mei Lai Wah
  • Northern King Dumpling, 14944 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354, United States
  • Chungchun Rice Hot Dog, 15616 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354, United States
  • PLANTA Queen | New York, 15 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Korean Noodle House, 210-09 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361, United States
  • Yupdduk, 157-22 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354, United States
  • Sodam, 156-50 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354, United States
  • San Soo Kap San 2 | Korean BBQ Flushing | Korean Restaurant Flushing NY | 산수갑산2, 171-10 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358, United States
  • Wah Fung Fast Food, 79 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002, United States
  • Thai Diner, 186 Mott St, New York, NY 10012, United States
  • Nam Son, 245 Grand St #1, New York, NY 10002, United States
  • Spicy Village, 68 Forsyth St B, New York, NY 10002, United States
  • Bánh Mì Saigon, 198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, United States
  • Izakaya MEW, 146-13 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354, United States
  • Cho Dang Gol, 55 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Her Name is Han, 17 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016, United States
  • Flushing
  • Pelicana Chicken Koreatown

Sky Bar

  • The public hotel rooftop
  • The peak
  • Westlight
  • Skylark
  • 520

Places to go

  • Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY, United States
  • Jane's Carousel, New Dock St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
  • Washington St
  • One summit Vanderbilt
  • Central Park
  • Times Square
  • Dumbo / Brooklyn Bridge
  • Rockefeller Center
  • MOMA
  • Highline & Chelsea market (11am)
  • Little Island
  • Whitney
  • wythe hotel at sunset
  • public rooftop
  • Empire State and Chrysler building
  • Central Park and Brooklyn bridge
  • Soho
  • Columbus circle
  • Hudson yards
  • Brookfield place
  • Visit maman soho for pictures and breakfast bowl with bourbon bacon jam)
  • Little paris


  • Katz’s Deli (pastrami and corned beef sandwiches)
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery
  • Grace Street
  • Bibble & Sip
  • The halal guys for some rice n chicken
  • Au zataar

Fine dining

  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Jungsik
  • Atomix
  • Torien
  • JUA
TypeRegionNameFamous forLocationComments
BagelLower East SideRuss & DaughtersSmoked fish bagels179 E Houston St, NY 10002I haven't tried but their price point is way higher than others (dk if it's really worth it but if you're in it for the NYC experience then maybe can try)
BagelLittle ItalyBaz Bagel181 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
BagelEast VillageTompkins Square Bagels165 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009Apparently Timothee Chalamet's fav bagel place in NYC
BagelMultiple LocationsBrooklyn Bagel & Coffee CompanyMany
BagelMidTown EastEss-a-Bagel831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
BakeryDiamon District / Multiple LocationsMagnolia BakeryBanana PuddingManySomeone told me they have good cheesecake too but I always only get their banana pudding. Brownie not bad.
BakeryNoHo / Multiple LocationsLevain BakeryThick ass NYC style cookiesManyI love the original walnut choc chip & the choc peanut butter bits
BakerySoHoDominique Ansel BakeryCronut (Croissant x Donut), Cookie shots189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012Birthplace of cronuts, but they sell out quite early in the day
BakeryTheater DistrictBibble & SipCream puffs / Choux253 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019My friend really loves their drinks menu too
BakeryLower East SideSupermoon BakehouseCroissants120 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002Need to go earlier for variety
BakeryWest VillageMah-Ze-Dahr Bakery28 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
BakeryMultiple LocationsAmy's BreadManyHas one at Chelsea Market
BakeryNoLitaEileen's Special Cheesecake17 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012
BakeryEast VillageVeniero’s PasticceriaCannoli and Cheesecake342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
BeverageDumboJacques Torres ChocolateHot chocolate66 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201Phenomenal hot chocolate, especially when you drink it in winter
BeverageMultiple LocationsBlue Bottle CoffeeMultiple Locations
BeverageMultiple LocationsMöge TeeCheese tea; my fav is their watermelon oolong w cheese (30% sugar will do)Multiple LocationsSounds crazy but this is really one of the best bubbletea I've ever had. Esp their cheese... The blended fruit tea x tea fragrant is out of the world.
BrunchCobble HillCafe LulucPancake214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
BrunchLower East SideClinton Street Baking CompanyPancakes, Fried Chicken Waffles, Grilled Cheese Donut4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002Has a branch in Singapore
BrunchWilliamsburgCheeseboatCHEESY "boat" shaped bread80 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
BrunchUnion SquareDaily ProvisionSandwich103 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003
Brunch / Eastern EuropeanCrown HeightsAgi's Counter818 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Brunch / JapaneseLower East SideDavelleJapanese food and toasts102 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
Brunch / Restaurant (Dinner)Brooklyn HeightsAs You AreBakery ends at 11am - great bakes too252 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
BurgerTribecaAu Cheval33 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY 10013Famous burger place from Chicago, a little pricey
BurgerRed HookRed Hook TavernDry aged burgers329 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
BurgerMurray HillJackson Hole Burgers521 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
BurgerEast VillagePaul's Da Burger Joint131 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003They offer 100% Turkey patties too
BurgerWest VillageCorner Bistro331 West 4th Street, New York NY 10014
Burger / PizzaClinton Hill / West VillageEmily'sColony pizza (ask for extra honey on the side), BurgersClinton Hill & West VillageReally popular for their burgers, but their pizzas are damn good too
ChineseMultiple LocationsXi An Famous FoodsMala noodlesManyChain store selling thick ass mala noodles, fast food concept (kinda), not a restaurant
ChineseNoHoSzechuan Mountain HouseMapo tofu, suan cai fish23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003tbh one of the best chinese food I've had in my life
ChineseNoHoCheLi 浙里Shanghainese food19 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
ChineseMidtown WestBlue Willow 夜来湘Hunan food + cool ass cocktails40 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
ChineseDowntown FlushingGuan FuSichuan39-16 Prince St G01, Queens, NY 11354
ChineseChelseaTAO Downtown Restaurant92 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011Expensive fancy Chinese restaurant; KOMA (MBS) vibes
ChineseEast VillageUluh152A 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Chinese / JapaneseLower East SideCha Kee43 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
CubanNoLitaCafé HabanaCheese corn, cuban sandwich17 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
DessertNoHoSpot Dessert BarMolten Cookie & Matcha Lava Cake13 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
DessertSouth VillageWorld's Best Cookie DoughCheesecake164 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012I didn't like their cookie dough as much as Dō's but their cheesecake is phenomenal
DessertSouth VillageDŌ, Cookie Dough Confections550 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
DessertLower East SideDoughnut Plant379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
DessertMultiple LocationsVan LeeuwenFrench ice cream + vegan ice creamMany
DessertGreenwich VillageMorgenstern’s Finest Ice CreamCrazy number of flavors88 West Houston StreetPricier than Van Leeuwen, so if I can only pick one, I'll choose Van Leeuwen
DessertLower East SidePetee's Pie CompanyLove all their pies, personal fav is the chocolate pie61 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
DessertNoHoThe Donut Pub203 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011Has a branch in West Village too
Fast FoodLower East Side375° Chicken 'n FriesFried chicken and fries124 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
Fast FoodMultiple LocationsThe Halal GuysHalal meat on rice, love their white sauceManyChili sauce is super spicy, beware
FrenchWest VillageTartine253 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
GreekLower East SideKiki's130 Division St, New York, NY 10002
ItalianMidtown WestCi SiamoPasta, mains, gelato385 9th Ave Suite #100, New York, NY 10001Price point 20-30, q reasonable for a relatively fancy restaurant
ItalianWest VillageOld Rose113 Jane St, New York, NY 10014Right beside Hudson River, good for a walk
JapaneseEast VillageRakuUdon342 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003Many of my friends LOVE this place and calls it their fav udon place ever
JapaneseFlatiron DistrictSUGARFISHMid-level omakase sushi33 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
JapaneseNoMadKazuNori: The Original Hand Roll BarOmakase-ish style handrolls15 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
JapaneseMidtown EastTomi Jazz239 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022Jazz speakeasy with very good vibes (Maggie's rec)
JapaneseWest VillageNami Nori33 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014$28 handroll set
Japanese / BurgerClinton HillChef Katsu Brooklyn143 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238Great dessert/pastry selections as well
KoreanKoreatownBCD Tofu HouseTofu stew5 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001Go on weekday for their set meals, a lot more value for money
KoreanKoreatownPocha 32Watermelon soju lol15 W 32nd St 2nd floor, New York, NY 10001Good date vibes
KoreanNoMadAtomixAtas $$$$ Korean fine dining shiz104 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016I'll go when I am rich one day - very highly raved and reviewed
KoreanMidTown WestCho Dang Gol55 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001Many Korean foodvloggers say this is one of the best in NYC
Korean / BurgerEast VillageNowonFusion burger, korean fried chicken507 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
Korean / FusionUkrainian VillageThursday KitchenKorean-Spanish fusion tapas food424 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009Good good, good vibes for date nights. Be prepared to queue for 2 hours.
Korean / FusionEast VillageMokyo109 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009Thursday Kitchen's sister restaurant - similar concept, diff menu
Korean / FusionHaenyeo239 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
MexicanChelseaLos Tacos No. 175 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011I haven't tried (and ppl bash me for that) but apparently it's real good
Pakistani / BurgerWilliamsburgBK JANIPakistani burgers679 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
PastaWilliamsburgLilia567 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
PastaGreenwich VillageOlio e Piú3 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014Quite pricey but looks so good
PastaTimes SquareTony's Di Napoli147 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036Big ass portions
PastaTheater DistrictPasta Lovers142 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019
PastaWest VillageCotenna$14-$16 value for money Italian pasta21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
PizzaMultiple LocationsArtichoke Basille's PizzaArtichoke pizza (White cream-based pizza)Many
PizzaNoLitaPrince Street PizzaSpicy pepperoni (Get the thick slice)27 Prince St A, New York, NY 10012
PizzaNoLitaLombardi'sWhite pizza, Clam pizza32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
PizzaLower East SideScarr's PizzaCheese slice - amazing crust22 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
PizzaMultiple LocationsJoe's PizzaManyThin crust slice pizza - to-go/stand and eat; Not my fav but tbh a must try if you ever come to NYC, esp since it's cheap and can just buy one to share lol
PizzaEast Village / WilliamsburgEmmy SquaredDetroit-style thick crust square pizzasEast Village, Williamsburg & Upper East SideSister company of Emily's
PizzaGravesendL & B Spumoni GardensSicilian pizza2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223Since 1939, probably one of the oldest Pizza place in NYC. I like their pasta too. The portion is insane.
PizzaChelseaLions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza268 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
PizzaDumboJuliana'sNo. 119 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
PizzaCarroll GardensLucali575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231"Best pizza in NYC" some say, expect 1-2 hours queue
SandwichGreenwich VillageMurray's CheeseBest grilled cheese in NYC254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014They also sell artisanal cheese and cheese boards etc.
SandwichLower East SideKatz's DelicatessenBeef Pastrami205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002Another of the "must go NYC exp" places but personally think it is way too overpriced and you can totally get something similar in a local deli
SandwichTheater DistrictAll'antico VinaioFlatbread-ish kinda sandwich729 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036From Italy. Most reviewed place in the world in 2014.
SteakWilliamsburgPeter Luger Steak HousePorterhouse steak, thick cut bacon178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211I don't eat beef but I tried their lamb chop and it's good
SteakWilliamsburgSt. AnselmButcher's steak, mashed potatoes, and spinach and cheese355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
SteakMidtown SouthKeens SteakhouseMutton chop72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Thai / IndonLower East SidePig and Khao68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002A more ~restaurant~ kinda vibes for good SEA food
Thai / VietnameseHell's KitchenOBAO647 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036Fancy but not too expensive
UkrainianEast VillageVeselka144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003Ukrainian diner
Vietnamese / BurgerLower East SideSaigon SocialFusion burgers172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

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