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Where We Ate: New York City Edition

We ate a LOT of food in New York in July. After all, we were there for 30 days. During the week, we walked to get coffee each morning, at breakfast and lunch at home, and went out for dinner to cut back on our spending (even though our lodging was completely free!) There were a few weekday bagels, but I’d say that’s par for the course. 🙂
 
You’ll notice a lot of these restaurants, especially the coffee shops, are in Crown Heights, Park Slope, and Prospect Park. Mainly because we were staying in that area. We also ate a lot in the East Village – because there is so much great food! I actually prefer Lower Manhattan to Midtown or UES/UWS (no matter what Gossip Girl taught me). 
 
Anyway, here are photos & links to each restaurants website if available. We definitely enjoyed eating our way around New York.
 
Berg’n – Crown Heights
A really cool food hall with tons of different vendors & a great bar!

 

Harlem Public – Harlem 
Awesome pub with good burgers & beers on tap. Great outdoor patio.

Tinto Coffee Shop – Crown Heights

Percy’s Pizza by the SliceGreenwich Village

The GreekTriBeCa
Delicious greek food. Absolutely loved our meal here!

 


Bergen BagelsPark Slope
Favorite bagel spot in Brooklyn!

 

Gorilla CoffeePark Slope
Near Bergen Bagels – great iced coffee.

BalthazarSoHo
Traditional French patisserie. Amazing brunch!

 

 Doughnut PlantPark Slope
Donuts – ’nuff said.

 

Shake Shack – Dozens of locations
I am particularly fond of their veggie option; a mushroom stuffed with cheese and deep fried (not even a little healthy, but a lot delicious!)

 

CampBoreum Hill 
A fun bar that looks like a cabin in the woods, that also has board games!

 

KonditoriProspect Heights
One of my favorite coffee shops – I loved their espresso & tonic. It reminds me of Steadfast Coffee Soda here in Nashville!

 

Caribeana Coffee – Crown Heights 

Hotel Chantel – Lower East Side 
Loved this restaurant. Rooftop, beautiful & great food.

by CHLOE. – West Village
All vegan. All delicious. Full of white girls in Lululemon. 

Sit & WonderProspect Heights

Breukelen Coffee HouseCrown Heights 
A favorite for Iced Coffee near our place

 

Krupa GroceryPark Slope
A fun find! Delicious food.

 

Brooklyn Roasting CompanyDUMBO
Super cool vibe and they roast in house.

 

marker coffeeCrown Heights

Lula BagelCrown Heights

Tom’s RestaurantProspect Heights
For all of the Seinfield lovers out there. Great traditional diner (we had breakfast).

Please Don’t TellEast Village
One of the cooler speakeasies out there. I’d suggest calling and making a reservation, it’s unlikely you’ll get in otherwise.

 

The EddyEast Village

 

Joe’s PizzaGreenwich Village
The best! The original!

 

MiriamPark Slope
One of the best meals we had in New York. Israeli brunch! I want to go back. 

 

Maison KayserBrooklyn Heights

 

Butter & ScotchCrown Heights
Great dessert if you want something sweet! 

 

Vivi Bubble TeaChelsea
My first experience with boba tea — I have been craving it ever since! So weird but so tasty.

Breukelen BrasserieCrown Heights

Fraunces TavernFinancial District
One of the oldest places in NYC! It’s been a tavern since the 1700’s! Worth dropping in for a beer.

 

Hungry GhostPark Slope/Prospect Heights

 

Nagel’s BagelsCrown Heights

 

Nathan’s Hot DogConey Island
I didn’t eat anything here, but Matt did! 

CookshopChelsea
I’ve been here a few times over the years, but it’s always delicious. Make a reservation for brunch if you can.

 

10 BelowEast Village
Thai ice cream! We had no idea when we walked in… we thought it was a normal froyo shop. It was such a fun experience.

Levain BakeryUpper West Side
BEST COOKIE I’VE EVER HAD. No lie. It was huge and delicious, and somehow the chocolate chips were still warm and gooey inside two days later when I finished it (seriously – HUGE).

 


Lazy IbisCrown Heights

Royal Palm Shuffleboard ClubGowanus
This place was so fun. Shuffleboard, great bar, and a food truck if you’re hungry (reminds me of Pinewood Social in Nashville)

Roof at Park SouthNoMad
Great rooftop bar with an amazing view!

Other places we ate but I never took a picture!
The Halal GuysEast Village
Bluestone LaneFinancial District
HearthEast Village
Manhattanville CoffeeCrown Heights
Little Zelda – Crown Heights
Think Coffee – East Village
Chavela’sCrown Heights
Sweetgreen  – Chelsea
Prêt a Manger – All over!

There is SO MUCH GOOD FOOD in New York – that’s half the fun of visiting! The only problem with writing this blog post, is now I’m hungry. How quickly do you think I can get to Levain Bakery?

Where are your favorite spots in NYC?
xo

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