Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York Foodie Fixing Must EATS!

So after a full month of being back on the Jozi Cool I have finally compiled my list of must do eats in New York City.

I'll start with what we, The Love World Tour-ists, did the most and the best Brunch
  1. Revel in the Meatpacking District for bottomless mimosas
  2. The Dutch in SoHo also great for fried chicken and dessert pies
  3. Ze Cafe Midtown try anything with crab
  4. The Co Op for the Everyday People Brunch Lower Eastside
As you can imagine there was lots to do in New York so most of my lunching was done on the go, these are my favourites. Cost effective and a little grease with the shake shack burgers.
Lunching on the go:
  1. Hampton Chutney Upper Westside for dosas 
  2. The City Bakery for healthy buffet
  3. Shake Shack for a shack burger and black & white shake
  4. Cafe Duke Soho for hearty Asian inspired buffet
  5. Olives Soho for fresh sandwiches and choc chip cookies
We have an apartment in New York so most dinners were homemade by myself or my mum but we did manage to get a few GREAT dinners in.
  1. Gramercy Tavern Flatiron district the Tavern for the vibe and the dining room for fine dining
  2. Fatty Crab Upper Westside for the chili crab
  3. Momofuku Noodle Bar East Village for RAMEN! their pork, shrimp or mushroom buns are AMAZE!
Sweets and treats
I am a sucker for sweets, especially pastries and I have to say if you can only pick one sweet treat head over to Dominique Ansel Bakery during the day. You will not regret it
  1. Dominique Ansel Bakery SoHo for salted caramel eclairs, macaroons and made to order madeleines
  2. Baked by Melissa Soho for mini cupcakes on the go
  3. The Big Gay ice cream shop for red velvet ice cream sandwich and the salty  pimp
  4. Momofuku Milk Bar Upper Westside for cereal milk ice cream and a slice of sickly sweet yet addictive crack pie
  5. Veneiros Italian Bakery East Village for cannolis
Happy New York Eating!


  1. Love these recommendations. A fellow Jo'burg girl, I lived in NY for many years and the mention of these spots (some of my faves are included!) makes my mouth water.

    1. Thank you!Glad I have a few of your fave spots on the list too