Over spring break, my best gal pal and I had the opportunity to go to one of my favorite places of all time, New York. Being a fashion lover, food lover and broadway lover, New York is my dream place. In my new series, I will be showing you my favorites broken down by categories (because there is so much to do one blog post isn't enough!) So, here is my foodie guide for a week in New York.
Pizza: John's Pizzeria, 260 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
John's Pizzeria made a name for itself back in 1997 when it renivated an old church into a pizza join. This is the place where you can get authentic New York style pizza at a great price in the heart of times square. Get there early if you can because wait lines can get lengthy but trust me these pies are worth the wait.
Cheesecake: Junior's, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
A classic "after broadway" joint, Junior's has the creamiest cheesecake in the city. Skip the line and go through their to go restaurant to pick out an amazing post-broadway treat. Their chocolate swirl cheesecake and raspberry swirl are my top picks!
Favorite Brunch Spot: Sarabeth's, 424 5th Ave #5, New York, NY 10018
Located in Lord and Taylor, Sarabeth's is the perfect brunch place for before a long day of shopping. I recommend getting a champear to start your day (champagne and pear extract) then following with either their fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes or classic eggs benedict with homemade english muffins.
Favorite Lunch Spot: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Foodie heaven is my pick for the best lunch in town. With multiple restaurants ranging from burgers to seafood to asian fusion, Chelsea Market has a taste of everything. I ate at The Lobster Place which featured lobster rolls fresh from Maine and then headed over to Creamline for farm-fresh milkshakes. In addition to their great restaurants, the market is packed with spice shops and fresh produce. It is no wonder the Food Network films in the upper half of this building.
Favorite Dinner Spot: Black Tap, 529 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
One word: Milkshakes. Black Tap has the most instagramable milkshakes in New York but this isn't the only reason I love this place. The cool, laid-back atmosphere and out of this world burgers are what keep customers hungry for more. Word of caution: you might want to spilt their crazy milkshakes since most of them are bigger than your head! And yes, that is a full ice cream sandwich topping my milkshake.
Snack Stop: Magnolia Bakery, 401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Located right next to 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Magnolia Bakery is the best stop for a sugar rush in the middle of the day. They hand make all types of cupcakes, cakes, cookies and sweet treats but are most famous for their creamy banana pudding. Be sure to stop in and grab some for a quick snack on the go!
Find of the Week: The Plaza Food Hall, 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Located in the courtyard of the Plaza Hotel, the Plaza Food Hall will make you feel like you are in a European marketplace. I grabbed lavish macaroons and a taste french breakfast but the options are endless. They have unique spins on classics like pizza and baked goods that won't break the bank!
Be on the lookout for more posts on activities to do in the Big Apple. For now, happy eating! Be sure to comment and share with what your favorite places to eat in NYC are!