5 days in New York – Where to eat and drink

If you are travelling to New York, here are the best dining and drinking spots to add to your hit list, which we covered over 5 days!

Where to Brunch – abcV

abcV is a vegan spot by Jean-Georges Vongerichten where you can find seasonal plates, tonics & cocktails inside ABC Carpet. We loved the dosas! The food is so flavoursome and a fantastic way to fuel your day.
Find it: 38 east 19th street New York, ny 10003

Lunch with a pretty view of Central Park – The Loeb Boathouse

The perfect spot after a stroll in Central Park for lunch and some wine as it has a prime lakeside setting in the middle of Central Park. Bookings are recommended as it is very popular!

Find it:Park Drive North, E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021, United States

A ’50s-themed diner – Ellen’s Stardust

Ellen’s Stardust Diner is home of the singing waitstaff in Times Square New York City and while it is cheesy, it is lots of fun! You’ll find yourself singing along to classic and catchy tunes whilst enjoying your lunch or dinner. 
Find it: 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

The best Pizza in Brooklyn – Grimaldi’s

The original, historic Grimaldi’s location under the Brooklyn Bridge is a must visit, though I recommend getting there early as the queues are insane!

The pizzas, cooked in a coal-fired brick oven, have a unique smoky flavour and are incredibly moreish.

Find it:  Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

For something quirky  – Beauty & Essex

You’ll arrive at a pawn shop but don’t worry, behind the door you’ll find a buzzing restaurant and lounge which serves creative American food  and delicious cocktails.
Find it: 146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Fine Dining Indian Food at Junoon

Inventive Indian cuisine in an elegant space with ornate accents. The mains were heavenly and we really enjoyed our meal. I am fussy when it comes to Indian food and this ticked all the boxes for me.

Find it: 27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010, USA

THE Rooftop bar to add to your list – The Fleur Room at Moxy Chelsea

So good we went twice! They have fantastic cocktails, brilliant decor, insane views and amazing music, and you’ll find yourself dancing away until 4am! Highly recommend!

Find it: 105 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Try the original Bloody Mary at St Regis New York

Did you know that the Bloody Mary as we know it today was invented in in 1934 by the bartender at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar, Fernand Petiot? He  perfected the recipe for a vodka-and-tomato juice cocktail which he named the Bloody Mary but as the name was rather racy for the hotels’ clientele it was renamed as the Red Snapper.

Find it:Two East 55th Street At, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States

Snazzy drinks at PUBLIC New York

For sensational cocktails in a gorgeous bar head to PUBLIC New York, which also has a rooftop bar adjacent to the hotel.

Find it: 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Cool off with fish-shaped ice cream cones at Taiyaki

Taiyaki’s  fish-shaped ice cream cones don’t only look good, they taste incredible and inside the cones you’ll find a sweet treat so make sure you eat it all! Perfect respite from the heat, or as a refreshing treat after a day of sightseeing.
Find it: 119 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013, USA


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Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Parag Shah wrote:

    So glad you liked abcV! My sister-in-law used to work there and helped the head chef revise the dosas!

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  2. Great list of places! And I’ve only been to 1 which means I’ve got lots to add to the list for the next time I go!

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  3. Bejal wrote:

    Aww lovely recommendations, I must say I enjoy all these spots and NYC has a incredible selection of foodie options!

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  4. We loved Loeb Boathouse – we even saw someone propose there! Beauty and Essex was great too but I’d definitely add The Fleur room to my list. Plus a unicorn / fish soft serve.

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  5. Neha wrote:

    A good quick guide to some amazing places. I really ought to book a trip to New York soon

    Posted 8.29.19 Reply
  6. Laura wrote:

    So many amazing places to go! I don’t think I have ever seen a pizza so big!

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  7. baccarat wrote:

    Love New York !!

    Posted 10.29.19 Reply
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