Best Ice Cream in NYC: The Inside Scoop

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Ice cream has been warming the hearts of New Yorkers for a long time. There are countless venues around the city with their own particular flavors, blends, and techniques to make their products as velvety and tasty as possible. Here, we present the best ice cream in NYC. Ice cream is timeless. You can have […]

The 12 Best Restaurants in Nolita, Manhattan

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Whether Nolita is a portmanteau for North of Little Italy or Northern Little Italy—it depends on who you ask—one thing is certain: this diminutive neighborhood packs a punch and has some delicious eateries. Here are the best restaurants in Nolita.  Consisting of about 16 blocks, Nolita stretches from East Houston Street in the north to […]

A Perpetual Party: Our Recommendations for Dive Bars in NYC

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The dive bar is a unique American drinking institution. Sure, there are shabby, well-worn bars the world over, but there’s something about the sticky floors, the graffiti-tagged bathroom walls, the wine selection that is “red” or “white,” and how the main room looks better with the lights off. Visiting dive bars in NYC make you […]

7 Great Places to Find Georgian Food in NYC

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It used to be that to get good Georgian food—really to get any Georgian food—in New York, you had to spend an hour on the subway going to deepest, darkest Brooklyn. You can still do that, as there are a lot of great Georgian eateries in that borough. But now there are a small handful […]

The 10 Best Vegan Bakeries in NYC

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There was a time, not long ago, when the only sweet vegan option on a menu might have been a raw energy ball, more suited for a workout than a dessert.  But thanks to rising demand for quality plant-based treats in the big apple, a myriad of plant-based bakeries is popping up across the five […]

9 Very Best Vegetarian Restaurants in NYC

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Like with most trends, New York is at the forefront of the plant-based food scene. From fast casual to fine dining, Mexican to Szechuan, today the Big Apple is brimming with outstanding vegetarian options. Even if you enjoy meat, we’re sure you will find something delicious at these vegetarian restaurants in NYC. As vegetarianism and […]

Best Japanese Restaurants in NYC That Aren’t Ramen or Sushi Spots

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Put down that sashimi for a moment and explore the exciting diversity of Japanese cuisine with this list of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC that aren’t ramen or sushi spots. There is more to Japanese cuisine than ramen and sushi. Yet when you survey the Japanese dining landscape in New York City, noodle soups […]

The Best Restaurants in the Financial District of NYC

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Unless you work on Wall Street or are a tourist on your way to the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, there aren’t a lot of reasons to spend time in the Financial District.  Then again, there are at least 10 restaurants that are worth pointing yourself southward to the Financial District for. Forget […]

The 15 Most Essential, Must-Try Foods in NYC Right Now

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There are, of course, essential restaurants every food-loving visitor to New York should try to eat at. But what about individual dishes? There are, in fact, a large handful of must-try foods in NYC too. Not necessarily, the most iconic dishes in New York but the must-haves right now, the one revelatory dish you eat […]

Complete Guide to Restaurants In Grand Central Station

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Grand Central Station is not just a place where trains come and go. It is a Beaux-Arts beauty, a temple to transportation, an homage to the Industrial Revolution, and also a great place to grab a delicious bite or enjoy a marvelous meal. Here are the best restaurants in Grand Central Station. There’s so much […]

The 10 Best Restaurants in the Bronx

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For New Yorkers living in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, going to the Bronx usually means one of three things: going to a Yankees game, strolling around the New York Botanical Garden, or gawking at animals at the Bronx Zoo.  But there’s more to this dense and diverse borough than those three attractions: namely, […]

Superlative Sandwiches: Where to Find the Best Sandwiches in NYC

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The divine beauty of the sandwich is that you can take any kind of bread and any ingredients and put them together and you’ve got something wonderful and edible to eat. The possibilities are endless.  And in New York City, the sandwich options pretty much are limitless. Nearly every culinary culture has a version of […]

Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in NYC

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New York is the city where you can please any dietary restrictions in the world. For celiacs and those who just feel like cutting gluten out of their lives, many restaurants and bakeries embrace the gluten-free diet. Here you can find some of the best gluten-free restaurants in NYC, serving unique and delicious foods that […]

The 10 Best Natural Wine Bars in NYC

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With new natural wine bars opening every month in New York and restaurants starting to fill up their wine lists with natural wines, it’s never been a better time to dive into natural wines. Here are the best natural wine bars in NYC.  Natural wine, biodynamic wine, pét-nat, raw wine, low intervention. You’ve probably heard […]

The Best Donuts in NYC: From the Classics to the Modern

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Donuts have been around since the 1600s and have seen the evolution of New York since its very beginning. From cops in their cars to the elevated cronut, donuts are an essential part of NYC food culture until (and perhaps especially) today. So with this in mind, we wanted to share our top picks for […]

The Best Cheap Eats in Brooklyn: Where to Indulge on a Budget

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Brooklyn restaurants may be cheaper than those of Manhattan, but not by a lot. But there are still plenty of cheap eats in Brooklyn that serve high-quality food and won’t empty your wallet just by ordering an appetizer and/or a side dish.  Even though the borough that now is an international symbol for all things […]

The Best Happy Hours in NYC

Drinking booze outside the home can be expensive. Especially in New York City, where the average cocktail is starting to hover around the $20 mark. But there is a solution. It’s called “happy hour,” of course. And the reason it’s merry is that, at least for an hour or two (sometimes more, see below), drink […]

Affordable Restaurants in Manhattan: Where to Eat Well Without Breaking the Bank

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Prices are rising everywhere. And that includes restaurants, making it particularly challenging to find affordable restaurants in Manhattan, where a meal can cost you an eyebrow-raising sum.  But that doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to eat out in Manhattan. In fact, if you know where to look—or, ahem, keep reading this […]

Best Seafood Restaurants in NYC: Dive into our Top 8 Picks

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As one of the world’s culinary capitals, New York is a veritable paradise for foodies. You’ll find every cuisine for every type of eater – pescatarians and seafood lovers included. Let’s dive into the best seafood restaurants in NYC! Hungry for a Maine lobster roll? Fancy fish tacos? Or perhaps you prefer seasonal softshell crabs […]

New York Solo: The Best Things to Do and Places to Eat Alone

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We all know that solo traveling can be the best way to discover ourselves. Although sometimes it can feel a bit lonely, we always find exciting activities and interesting, like-minded people. In New York, you certainly never run out of things to do. The city is packed with shops, restaurants, museums, and culture – a […]

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