New York City

I'm always getting asked what my favorite places to eat & do

in New York City - here's my recommendations :)

 

Williamsburg & Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Hotel Delmano  - http://www.hoteldelmano.com

82 Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A dark & intimate cocktail bar. 

 

Milk & Roses Bistro - http://milkandrosesbistro.tumblr.com

1110 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

One of my favorite places to work on my laptop during the day, its quiet and intimate with a sweet sunroom & yard out back. Also great for lunch & dinner. 

 

Cafe Colette - http://cafe-colette.com

Corner of Berry & N. 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Cute cafe with yummy food. Also lovely garden. They have great coffee. 

 

Glasserie - http://glasserienyc.com

95 Commerical Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Perfect spot for a meal (particularly brunch) with friends. Lots of share plates on their menu. 

 

Alameda - http://www.alamedagreenpoint.com

195 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Really good drinks & food.

 

Maison Premiere - http://www.maisonpremiere.com/

298 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Oyster & cocktail bar. yum! 

 

Lodge - http://lodgenyc.com

318 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

American food, great for brunch & lunch :)

 

Taco Chulo - http://www.tacochulo.com

318 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Great cheap mexican food! I always go here for brunch. 

 

Jimmy's Diner - http://jimmysdinerbrooklyn.com

577 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Old style American diner! Your belly will love you (& hate you :) 

 

The Gutter -  http://www.thegutterbrooklyn.com

200 N. 14th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bowling alley with vintage lanes. Best time to go is Friday between 2p-6p where its two for one prices! This place also has a lot of live music and a good place to get a drink. I generally go here at least once a week. 



The Levee - http://www.theleveenyc.com

212 Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

My favorite dive bar in NY. Cheap drinks & food. Try the frito pie! 

 

Barcade - http://barcadebrooklyn.com

388 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY

Cool bar with lots of old arcade games. Also two other locations in Manhattan. 

 

Norman's' Kil - http://noormanskil.com

609 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Another of my favorite local bars. Big selection of whiskey. The best grilled cheeses sandwiches.

 

The Saint Austere - http://www.thesaintaustere.com

613 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Amazing food & drinks.

 

Toby's Estate - http://www.tobysestate.com

125 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Australian style coffee! Theres another in Manhattan.

 

Nitehawk Cinema - http://www.nitehawkcinema.com

136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

My favorite cinema in NYC, it runs more independent films and they serve food while you watch the movie :)

 

 

Williamsburg Flea Markets - http://brooklynflea.com/markets/williamsburg/

50 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

In the warmer months, an outdoor flea market down near the East River. Lots of great food stalls also. 

 

Champs Diner - http://www.champsdiner.com

197 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

A diner serving all vegan food. Also, there's a Champs Junior in Greenpoint on Manhattan Ave. 

 

Bar Matchless - http://barmatchless.com

557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

The place I visit most often. Great happy hour deals and good food. Great brunch also on the weekend. 

 

Vinnie's Pizza - http://www.vinniesbrooklyn.com/

148 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

& 253 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Really good pizza, lots of vegan options too!

 

Brooklyn Roasting Company - http://www.brooklynroasting.com

25 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Great coffee in the DUMBO area. I always take my Aussie friends here when they are in desperate need of a good cup of coffee. 

 

 

 

 

 

Manhattan

Cafe Gitane - http://www.cafegitanenyc.com

242 Mott Street, NY

Moroccan food. The avocado toast & chicken cous cous are my favorites!

 

Cafe Habana - http://www.cafehabana.com

17 Prince Street, New York  

Cuban food.. this place is a must! get the corn :)

 

Tinys Giant Sandwich Shop - http://tinysgiantnyc.tumblr.com

129 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

One of my favorite places to get a sandwich in the Lower East Side.

 

Panna 2 - http://www.panna2.com

93 1st Avenue #2, New York, NY 10003

This little indian restaurant is an experience with great food. Completely covered in christmas tree lights. They will play a special song if its your birthday. Just have to make sure you walk in the right restaurant as lots of other Indian restaurants in the area try to pull you in. 

 

Eataly - http://www.eataly.com/nyc/

200 Fifth Avenue, NY

Eataly sells fresh produce, cheese & meats from Italy and also has a selection of different restaurants within. Perfect place to buy supplies for a picnic in Central Park. Also great to drink wine & eat cheese :) 

 

Lafayette - http://lafayetteny.com

380 Lafayette Street, NY

Ive heard good things about their chicken :)

 

Calexico Restaurant - http://calexico.net

153 Rivington Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan

645 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 

One of my favorite places to eat at regularly. Great Mexican food with a few locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan 

 

Dean & Deluca - http://www.deandeluca.com

Various locations around Manhattan

Upmarket fresh produce and ready made meals - perfect place to get picnic supplies or lunch on the go. 

 

S'Mac - http://www.smacnyc.com

345 E 12th St New York, NY

Good comfort food. 

 

The Grey Dog - http://thegreydog.com

244 Mulberry St New York, NY

Good American food. Also two other locations in Manhattan. 

 

B&H Dairy - http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/bandh/

127 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003

Vegetarian & vegan food.

 

Angelika Film Center - https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com

18 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Theatre that shows a lot of independent films.

 

Film Forum - http://filmforum.org

209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014

Shows a lot of classic, independent and foreign films.