When on holiday, calories don’t count. Especially when you are in a place with such incredible food, from street eats to 5* dining to all the cafes in between. Now let’s eat!
A chain of grab-and go deli places throughout Manhattan. Great for everything from quinoa, to omelettes, to bagels and everything in between. I had an avocado toast, with a huge amount of avocado and tomatoes and peppers.
A place that needs no introduction, that supermarket that has a massive selection of hummus (my dream), dips, salads, breads, ice-cream, drinks, sushi, coffee, beer, the lot. If the weather is nice, I would head to the Whole Foods at Columbus circle then make your self a little picnic! You can create your own salad which is a weigh-your own and pay as much as you took, or go for some ready made salads.
2 Bros Pizza
You can’t go to New York without having a slice of world famous pizza. Pizza that is the size of your face nonetheless. A colleague at work told me to come here and I was not disappointed. Visited here pre noon (I was hungry, okay) and there was already a queue. I was almost annoyed at how quickly the queue moved as I could have watched the pizza making all day. The pizza was melt in your mouth. Oh to have one now.
Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Remember the DKA from my cake post? Well Dominique has also opened a cafe in Soho. This avocado edamame poppy seed brioche was incredible. The loaf had been hollowed out, so the avocado was overflowing. The edamame gave an amazing almost mint flavour. Not your standard avo toast!
The John Dory Oyster Bar
If you look through the window in the below photo, you can see some starfish hanging in the tree. From the decor, to the huge fish tank with dorys in it, to the fish chilling on ice this is definitely a fishy place. Sit beside the window and enjoy people watching with a drink! The lobster roll was outstanding, but the standout was the waffle crisps which more like very delicate chips – fresh out the oven!
Beer, chicken, fries. It doesn’t get much more American than that. Huge portions and a great view of the game. There is plenty of options throughout the place, from GF options, to pizza, to fro-yo!
In the middle of Hell’s Kitchen with the largest margaritas I’ve ever had. Opt for the mama size as blue. I went for a Blue Curaco flavour one and apart from a slightly blue tongue, it was incredible! Good mexican food as well, especially the guac, but really its all about the margaritas.
A bagel brunch spot in the heart of Soho, which I found thanks to one of my favourite bloggers, Rosie Londoner. After some intense photo stalking I knew this was a must visit for Sunday brunch. As my mum says, the bagel holders, look like toilet roll holders. The bagels itself were incredible, they just keep coming whenever you ask for more! No complaints at that. The salmon, tomato and cream cheese is a match made in heaven. The mimiosas (American for Bucks Fizz), helped too!