September 09, 2016

NYC Eats

Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe
Bluestone Lane Collective Café
New York City has some of the most amazing dining options in the word. Every time I go I am constantly scoping out new places to check out and I'm always sure to make a list of all the places I want to get too. Do I ever make it to all of them? Heck no! But I keep adding and saving for the next trip! You've seen my Parisian bakery highlights and my tour of The Feast of San Gennaro where I indulged in French delicacies and classic Italian festival fare, This trip we hit up some sweet cafes, amazing brunch spots and great coffee shops, so I knew I had to share! From lemon ricotta pancakes to acai bowls, check out below for some spots to add to your list. 

NoMo Soho
NoMo Kitchen. This is the second time I've stayed at the NoMo Hotel. While the hotel kind of lacks some amenities (like free coffee in the AM), the restaurant sure is impressive. The lemon ricotta pancakes and baked and are some of the best I've ever tried. Their homemade granola is pretty delicious, too! If you're looking for a ritzy brunch, or late night cocktail, look no further. The restaurant is a stunning place and the glass roof makes for excellent lighting and ambiance!

NOMO Kitchen
Ruby's. Such a charming little Australian spot on Mott Street. I swear Brandon responded to every place we went to with "another Australian place!". But they know good food! The sweet chili sweet potatoes fries packed some serious heat and were the group's favourite. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals (pesto pasta, quinoa bowl, shrimp avocado salad) after a morning of travel. Don't forget a cappuccino or the watermelon-mint juice. It's so refreshing.

Cha Cha Matcha
Cha Cha Matcha
Cha Cha Matcha. Okay, blogger confession: I spotted this place on Instagram and just had to go. Some of my family was staying at the Sohotel on Broome Street so it made dragging the group to this perfectly pink, palm printed palace very easy! I was literally giddy with excitement upon entering.The decor is everything-- white walls, palm print pillow, pink tables and palm trees hanging out in the back! The matcha lemonade, which has hints of mint, was so refreshing on this extremely hot morning! It's also great that they serve coffee for the non-matcha lovers. Brandon loved his flat white. We had planned to get back for some matcha soft serve (well, I did), but time got the best of us. Next time!

Cha Cha Matcha
Cha Cha Matcha
Tacombi. Tacos, margs, sangria? Yes, yes, yes! I can't forget about the pineapple-ginger juice. Ugh, I want more! We hit up the Greenwich location on Bleeker Street, and Brandon and I were saying how we truly felt like we were in Mexico. With the big open windows, the kitchen out front and centre and the amazing hot sauces, this is one Mexican joint to visit. Scarfed down our tacos too fast for a photo-- opps! It's casual and perfect for lunch. 

Tacombi NYC
Tacombi NYC
Dimes NYC
Dimes. A breakfast/lunch joint in China Town. We both needed something refreshing so went with the acai bowls. Mine was obviously topped with carob nibs, almond butter, and banana and I thought mine was the better of the two. They make an excellent cup of coffee, and since this place is around a 10 minute walk from SoHo I found it is probably overlooked by tourists! All the locals were sitting at the counter chatting with the barista, which is always a good sign. Would definitely recommend checking out the lunch options!

Two Hands NYC

Two Hands. Another Australian cafe on Mott Street, and probably my favourite. The acai bowl was the best I have ever had, and I mean it! You also can't go wrong with the chia pudding. Both are topped with fresh fruit and gluten-free granola, which was crunchy perfection. I would be happy ordering anything off the menu, it's that delicious! It's a small space and if you have to wait it's worth it. The service is quick and you'll be seated in no time!

Happy Bones NYC

Happy Bones. Another amazing cup of coffee in SoHo (just down the street from Cha Cha Matcha). Small space, but makes a mean flat white! Take one to go. 

By Chloe- cookies & kale ice cream

By Chloe. I know this place has been made famous by bloggers like Aimee Song, but it's so worth making a pit stop in the West Village for a bite! It may be vegan but you'll never know. Some of my favourites are the green hummus, any of the salads, the air-popped sweet potato fries with beet ketchup, and the cookies and kale ice cream... OH MY WORD. It's divine. Think vanilla/sweet cream ice cream with chunks of soft cookie. I still need to get back for the guac burger. Oh, and be sure to get a cookie to go! Chef Chloe is opening a location in SoHo, and a shop just for sweets beside the Bleeker location. Who's coming with?!

Need a dinner recco? Try out Emporio on Mott Steet for amazing Italian, Lombardi's or John's for pizza, HU Kitchen for healthy eats, Eataly for anything and everything, and The Butcher's Daughter for another healthy lunch. 

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  1. Perfect picks! Very partial to Ruby's - amazing food 😍 And what about La Esquina on Kenmare for just a little more Mexican and pulling Pacifico beer out of nowhere!

  2. It looks like you guys ate VERY well on your trip! The food is the best in New York. I always have a hard time choosing which spot to eat at for what meals. You never want to miss anything!

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  3. Oooohhhh so excited to hopefully hit up some of these! Thanks for posting

  4. I come to this place every now and then. The place is really nice, the crowd is full of regulars, and the food and drink specials are pretty good! The staff at Chicago event venues is great and really gets to know your name. Totally worth your time on any night for good food and drink.

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