Foodie Files NYC

My obsession with food is never ending. My stomach can often feel like a bottomless pit and I never miss a meal. Most of the time when I travel I plan my day around food. I research cute cafes and the best place to get a coffee. Food and adventure, the best part of travelling. I had a huge list of food places I wanted to visit but there wasn’t enough meals in the day for all the food. You can read what was on my ‘NYC To Do List’ here. Now lets have a look at my foodie files from NYC!

 

Two Hands Cafe – 164 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

I loved this place so much I went back twice. I met friends for brunch here on my first day and we all ordered the avo toast. This lace is very hipster and has a healthy menu. I ordered the Acai bowl on my second trip there and an Iced Almond Chai Latte as pictured below. I wish I could have gone back again it was that tasty. No need for a reservation, just pop on by.

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Jack’s Wife Freda – 224 LAFAYETTE STREET – BETWEEN SPRING AND KENMARE STREET or

50 CARMINE STREET – BETWEEN BLEEKER AND BEDFORD STREET.

Don’t judge me but I ordered two brunch items from their menu. I use Instagram to research menus from restaurants and trust me you will be drooling when you look at their Instagram! I went to their smaller cafe in Soho but they said their Carmine Street restaurant is bigger and has much more of a buzz so I recommend trying there. Their Iced Lemonade is so refreshing, amazing hangover cure too! If you are a fan of a good grilled cheese then their famous Madame Freda is for you, the best toasted sandwich I have tasted…YES! I only ate a small amount of my second meal because yes my eyes were too big for my belly!

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Magnolia Bakery

Famous because of Sex and the City but nevertheless oh so tasty. I heard rave reviews about their banana pudding. I had never tried it before but I’m very adventurous when it comes to food so tried it out and loves it! I went back for more another day. It’s like a mild banoffee pie.

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NoMo SoHo – 9 Crosby Street NYC

I stayed in this hotel and it was incredible. You can read my full blog post on the hotel here. Just before I got a taxi to the airport I grabbed a light bite in their restaurant which is like a fancy glass house. I had their Kale Ceaser Salad which was very different to other salads I’ve had before. Having a light bite or even just a drink, this hotel’s restaurant is one not to miss.

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Bryant Park Christmas Market

Another last minute plan on my last day but I loved wandering around the Christmas market in Bryant Park. No Chewing Allowed is a French Truffle brand which like it says on the name, you can’t chew their chocolate. You taste the chocolate more and the flavours withing the different types of chocolate. I got a tin for my family for over Christmas, I think it will be a fun game to see who chews first!

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Hershey Chocolate World Times Square

Not exactly a cafe but if you are a fan of Reese’s Chocolate then take a trip in as they have every type of Reese’s chocolate! I’m a huge fan and stocked up on the types I couldn’t get in Ireland.

 

 

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Levain Bakery –  167 West 74th St, New York, NY, 10023

I saved the best till last! On my last day I went completely out of my way to try a Levain cookie. I loved it so much I bought 6 and brought them home on the plane, again don’t judge my love of food please! My favourite was their chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips. These cookies are huge. I tried 3 of their famous 4 and they were 100% worth the trip up to the Upper Westside.

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If you have tried any of these foodie places in NYC do let me know! Tweet me, @wheretonextdarl

Safe Travels,

Kate

 

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One thought on “Foodie Files NYC

  1. Michelle

    Hi Kate loved your foodie post. Haven’t tried any of the above but will definitely seek them out on my next trip to my favorite city.

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