What Are Your Favorite Places To Eat In NYC?

Our EIC James will be headed to New York City tomorrow morning for a busy week of work as a secret, undercover agent. Don’t ask questions, just trust that she’s out there doing good things. While secret agents have their very important work cut out for them, they also have to eat, so they don’t get tired or famished whilst on the job. Our question for you is: if you’re a New Yorker (or are a frequent visitor of The Big Apple), where are your favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and dessert? She tends to go to the same places trip after trip (Jack’s Wife Frida being a favorite), and is looking to expand her City of Dreams cuisine.

All suggestions welcome. It could be the best donut in the City, the best dumplings, hole-in-the-wall falafel, street food, pasta dish, lobster roll, grilled cheese sandwich — you get the idea. The only thing to note is that our secret agent is very allergic to red meat. That includes beef, pork, lamb, and the like. So, maybe refrain from the world’s best hotdog or burger suggestions (unless they’re made of turkey), but bring on all the seafood, poultry, grains, vegetables, and sweets — please and thank you!

Written by: The Editors

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  1. Annika Hall

    May 6, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Kiki’s for Greek- get the octopus!
    Flower Shop

  2. Jami lyn Fehr

    May 6, 2019 at 10:18 am

    100% Le Coucou for the French Omelette of your dreams, Sant Ambroeus for Cacio e Pepe (and a cappuccino; maybe at separate times), and Momofuku Milk Bar if you consider a slice of Crack Pie a meal.

  3. Jesse

    May 6, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Via Carota 💕

  4. Sophie

    May 6, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Cafe Mogador and Cafe Gitane are my musts

  5. wells

    May 6, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    jajaja- manhattan
    win son- brooklyn
    llama inn- brooklyn
    lamita- manhattan
    gersi- brooklyn
    frankie’s 457 spuntino- brooklyn
    leyenda- brooklyn

  6. Gaby

    May 6, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Carthage Must Be Destroyed
    Brooklyn Ball Factory

  7. Elise

    May 6, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Miss Ada in fort Greene! Get the salmon and the whipped ricotta and beet cocktail

  8. Stephanie

    May 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Ditto Cafe Mogador! Also Boqueria, Estella, Rebel Coffee, Pizza Loves Emily, J’s Pizza (16th and 8th), Cook Shop, Jeffrey’s Grocery.

  9. Anna

    May 7, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Rubirosa pizza is the bomb. Their salads are also life-changing.
    Artichoke Basille’s is also good for slices, they have a few locations.

  10. Megan

    May 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Bacaro on Division Street for Italian
    Morgensterns for ice cream
    Balthazar for breakfast
    Russ and Daughters for Bagels

  11. Sarah

    May 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    • Pizza Loves Emily
    • Gersi
    • MilkMade Tasting Room for ice cream. THE👏BEST👏

  12. Sabine

    May 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Claudette for the best brunch!

  13. julia

    May 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    olio e piu
    bar pitti
    lucien (hard to get a table but so worth it imo)
    cafe clover
    the odeon (weekend brunch for the best people watching)

  14. amanda

    May 12, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I really don’t get the Cafe Mogador love – it’s ok but not that great… My personal faves in brooklyn are lella alimentari, mesa coyoacan, pheasant. And yes, I am well aware that all three of these spots are within a five minute walk of each other but they are also are fantastic.


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