Location: New York City
What you will find: We have been in this amazing city two times. Before leaving Munich we had plenty of guides and information for foodies like us. This time we are not going to recommend you many travel trips, as there are so many guides around internet from a weekend to a full week, just send us a message in case you need one, and do not miss:
A cultural weekend: Day 1: Empire State, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock (tickets in advance here – better than Empire State!), Central Park (John L. Strawberry Fields) and any museum you may want as MOMA (Fridays free entrance) or Met // Day 2: Tour by Harlem (Columbia University), Queens, Bronx (Yankees Stadium), Brooklyn, China Town (here or here, or contact Andrew, one of the best guides that do this tour walking firstname.lastname@example.org)// Day 3: Lower Manhattan, helicopter tour (here) and see Liberty Statue in the air (the ferry is not worth it), financial district/ Wall Street, world trade center and memorial 11s. For tours and more info check here.
Where to eat:
-Brunch in a rooftop: 1. Jimmy at the James: Classic for brunch and coktails at night// 2.Gallow green: views of the the High Line and Hudson River and a spread of fried chicken, scrambles, and avocado toast //3.Juliette: French bistro-style charm in Williamsburg //4. Kimberly: outdoor fireplace, front-and-center views of the Chrysler Building, and leather couches that provide the perfect soft landing after wrecking a Kobe burger and its “Hangover Remedy” with smashed avocados, bacon sun-dried tomatoes, and fried eggs//5. Tavern29:Brunch at a beer garden that’s also on a roof //6. Hotel Chantelle: Lower East Side brunch hot-spot
-Markets and the Meatpacking district: Chelsea Market (cheaper) is located in the Meatpacking district , as the Gansevoort Market. These Markets personify old New York – offering a curated selection of locally produced goods and fare. The industrial inspired architecture brings together the history of the market while creating a modern communal space to eat, entertain and relax. Hipster, trendy and all in one. In Gansevoort we recommend the fine pizza from Luzzo, the excellent pad thai in Bangkok Bar, pies in La Sonrisa, the most creamy ice cream in M’o and the Salty Pimp in Big Gay Ice Cream (carrying vanilla ice cream, caramel, sea salt and comes bathed in chocolate). Other markets are 1. Urban Space Vanderbilt , where you can find seat for restaurants that are with wait-list around Manhattan, such as Kuro-obi by Ippudo with its ramen, Roberta’s, Delaney Chicken and Red Hook Lobster Pound), // 2. Union Fare Gastrohall: try poke and the birthday cake croissant // 3. Plaza Food Hall in 5th Av: cupcake from Billy’s Bakery, chocolate from FP Patisserie or La Maison du Chocolat or one crep of Vive la crepe // 4. City Kitchen in Times Square: Shushi, burgers, donuts.What else? // 5. Hudson Eats in World Trade Center: Mini cupcakes, bbq steaks and tuna burger.
-Burgers: 1. The spotted pig & PJ Clarke´s: You definitely cannot miss them. The real PJ Clarke´s is located in 3rd Av and opened in 1884. Super building that offers best-ever burgers while a Juicebox plays The Police //2.Black Tap: If you follow Casey Neistat, this place is a must to him. If not, get ready for a hipster and trendy place, where with no doubt you will have to wait a while but it is definitely worth it. American food and its splendor in Soho-also in Meatpacking //3. Burger Joint: hidden restaurant in a super 5stars hotel. However the local is not all luxury, just the burgers, as it is covered by graffitis and located in the basement //4.Jackson Hole Burger: Get in the american ambience //5.Ellen Stardust: classic diner in Broadway // 6. Teddys: Williamsburg´s bar and grill operating since 1987. The real burgers in Brooklyn. //7. Shake Shack: Amazing price but a bit overrated. Famous for his burgers and shakes, with different locations in Manhattan, it is a good option for tight budgets
-Trendy: 1.Nomo kitchen: Amazing place with lot of vegetation as in a greenhouse. Located in a Nomo Soho Hotel. No comments for the food, everything amazing //2. Marlow & Sons: An American joint in Williamsburg with a solid wine selection that you can pair with oysters, apps & cheeses, or more hearty dinner specials like duck leg or pork coppa.//3. Rice to Riches: Fan of Girls? This is the place for you. Rice everywhere, one of the best spots for fice pudding located in Nolita.
-Hotdogs and lobsters: 1.Nathans hotdog: Classic and a must //2. Ed´s lobster caravan: Best lobster located Soho and in Gansevoort market //3.Bubba Gump: From seafood dishes to ribs. Memorable desserts //4. Criff Dogs: Our option for hot-dogs. No regrets in Spicy Red Neck and Chihuahua with Salsa.
-Mexican: 1. La esquina: Or the Corner Deli. A clandestine mexican really cool //2. Tacos Morelos: here you can find one of the best tacos of Manhattan. They do not even have a webpage, but trust us // Cafe Habana: Located in Nolita. Do not forget the corncob
-Drinks at night (combined with rooftops): 1. Back room: It is one of only two speakeasies in New York City that operated during Prohibition and is still in existence today. The vintage 1920’s décor, period pieces and secret room behind the bookcase, provide the perfect setting for any night// 2. Standard hotel: Le Bain is a penthouse discothèque and rooftop bar on the top floor of The Standard, High Line in the Meatpacking District featuring world-famous DJs, a state-of-the-art sound system and exclamation-inspiring views. During the summer, there’s a plunge pool on the dance floor and a crêperie on the “grass”-covered rooftop (also for Brunch!) // 3. Wythe Hotel: The best hotel and views in Brooklyn. Art Deco-inspired rooftop bar space with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. Available for cocktail receptions with hors d’oeuvres and canapés, as well as buffet-style breakfasts, brunches, and lunches.// 4. Miss Favela: Brazilian experience in Brooklyn. Did we mention that we would live in Brooklyn? // 5. Beauty in Essex: Key point in Upper East Side // 6. Ace of cup: A seductive bar// 7. The Tippler: Try the booty collins. Located in Chelsea Market// 8. The Dead Rabbit and The Penrose: Coktails for everyone //9. Others: Post Office, Cienfuegos, Fort Defiance and Mayahuel
-Sweet snack: 1. Baked by Meslissa: Worldwide famous cupcakes // 2. Vesuvio Backery: Please try the cookies: // 3. Magnolia Backery: sweet sweet world // 4. Levain Backery: Cookies of the Upper East Side //5. Eileen in Soho or Juniors: Delicious cheesecake
-Breakfast: 1. Bychloe: Here you can have brunch or lunch. There is even one local for just sweets// 2. Balthazar: Make a reservation for breakfast time // 3. Clinton Street backery: The best hot-spot in New York. The lore about their brunch lines they cannot deny, but try them at dinner, when the lights are dim, the crowds calm, and the food is anything but ordinary. Yes, they serve pancakes after dark. Delightful pancakes //4. Mike´s coffee shop: Classic in Brooklyn // 5. Soho house: This hotel offers delicious breakfasts // 6. Chez Oscar: A french bar, bistro, & restaurant in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn // 7. Kith Treats: While walking through Manhattan we discovered a fancy Nike store. Inside it you can find the New York’s first cereal bar and cafe. Tiny bar but sufficient to have any milk you want with 3 different types of cereal and toppings!
-Brooklyn: 1. La pequeña: Terrific authentic Colombian & Spanish cuisine // 2. Grimaldi pizza: Huge lines for the best pizza in Brooklyn -we prefer Juliana´s, same owner infront of it// 3. Freemans little italy: Late Night Pizza delivery until 5am. Since 1856 // 4. Acme cool: Classic French training with Italian-American creates a seasonal neighborhood restaurant that showcases a variety of flavors and techniques, yet is quintessentially New York// 5. Mind end eli: tasty sandwiches // 6. Le bilboquet: Cajún chicken: // 7. Melvins juice box: Melvin Major Jr is downtown juicing legend and a 20-year veteran of New York’s fresh, organic juice scene.
Where to sleep:
–Whyte (Brooklyn): The Hotel was born with the discovery of a factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. The building was constructed in 1901 and has been converted into a 70-room hotel. Best of Brooklyn ever.
–Nyl0 Hotel (Manhattan- Upper East Side): Its signature is urban, industrial design with the energy, color and fashions of New York’s Jazz Era, creating a comfortable, social and stylish hotel experience. Best in Manhattan for price and quality -less expensive than Wythe. Just by having a look at the pictures you will know in a second.