Why are you so obsessed with New York? That’s what everyone always asks. I take a deep breath and try to explain the reason why that city will always have my heart. There’s something about the beauty among all of the chaos. The lights that reflect off the busy sidewalks at night. It’s that smell when you get off the subway and then walk straight into a food truck that makes your mouth water. It’s the fashion on Fifth Ave and how the store windows give you goose bumps. It’s the trendiest kids in America sipping lattes in Washington Square Park. New York is like having the world at your fingertips. You can go anywhere you feel you fit in, be anyone you want to be, and lastly, no one will criticize you for being different. So, when people ask how in the world I could love a city so much, that’s what I say…
My recipe for success when it comes to visiting NYC is to do as the New Yorker’s do. Get this… I actually managed to eat and drink my way through NYC on a budget. Here are some of my recommendations about where to go when you’re in the city.
Some of my favorite places to hang and grab a bite to eat or a drink are Pianos, Dinner on Ludlow, pretty much anywhere in the LES and Hotel Chantelle. Jack’s Wife Freda. Jacob’s Pickles. Shake Shack. Le Pain Quotidien. Gina La Fornarina. Joanne Trattoria. Bryant Park Grill.
Oh… And that food truck in Columbus Circle, right next to the enterance of Central Park. Don’t forget about that.
What are some of your favorite restaurants and bars in NYC? Share in the comments below.