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Where to eat and drink in New York City?

Where to eat and drink in New York City? As I used to travel quite often to this amazing city thanks to my former job, I got the chance to discover new restaurants and bars regularly. The places I will share with you are located in either in Manhattan, New Jersey, or Brooklyn

One last thing before we start, as we are flexitarian and try to be as much as possible vegetarian, you will be able to find vegetarian options in most of the places we are talking about.


Food guide New York-Juliette Restaurant New York

Juliette Restaurant

Another great place, less healthy but delicious too. Juliette restaurant is more of a brunch place. They’ve tried to give it a French touch with a picturesque style decoration of the place and dishes that also respect French culinary traditions.

However, even though they had a few French products, the rest of the menu was quite international (Portobello mushroom, chicken sandwich, Cobb salad…).

I am addicted to Eggs Benedict so guess what I had? They were really tasty and the service was quite quick.  

Located in Williamsburg, this stop is perfect to discover the district during your trip to New York and walk around.

A little tip: if you go along the Hudson river you will have a beautiful view on the skyline of Manhattan!

Martha’s Country Bakery

I went to this bakery right after I had brunch at Juliette Restaurant, I’m the worst when it comes to food I just can’t resist!

Anyways, if you’re looking for something sweet but not too industrial this is your place. They have a huge variety of cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, apple pie, cupcakes, pound cakes, etc.

Good luck to choose but you can take away so it’s ok!

Sweet Green

I discovered this place a few days ago thanks to a colleague that lived nearby. We just crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and we were hungry so she offered to show us this place for a healthy lunch. It was a great idea and I will definitely go again on my next layovers.

You have choices among plenty of different salads and warm bowls but you can also create your own if you don’t feel like the ones offered. Their goal is to encourage people to eat healthier and it is so yummy!


Food guide New York: Milkbar NY


Do you know the series on Netflix called “Chef’s Table”? There is an episode about Christina Tosi and her baking (find below) or you can also read this article.

Basically, her baking is based on cereal milk, she wanted to create desserts that remind her of her childhood and it is a huge success. Oli is a big fan of this series and when he saw that she has some stores in New York he asked me to go there and bring him some cookies back.

And, indeed, there are really good and I recommend you to go there and taste them! (They even have samples so you can try them all!)

Levain Bakery

Let’s continue with the sweet part of this list. If you’ve already done your research about what to do in New York City or check pictures on Instagram you might have come across this place.

It is probably one of the most famous cookie shops. Very different from the ones of Christina Tosi but very yummy too!

They have several stores across the city so I am sure you will find one on your way that won’t require that you change your plans just to try it 🙂 

Yama Ramen

If you like Asian cuisine and Japanese cuisine most particularly, I recommend you to go to this place.

The food is delicious and the location (60 W 48th Street, New York, NY 10036) is great to stop for lunch or dinner during your visit of Manhattan.

It is located on the first floor of this address and you really feel like you have a break from the busy streets of Manhattan.

New Jersey

Food Guide of New York-Short Grain Restaurant NY

Short Grain

The kind of place you have in mind when you think about New York but don’t stay in Manhattan. Maybe some of you stay in New Jersey because the accommodation is cheaper and it’s quite easy to reach Manhattan by taking the PATH. It doesn’t mean there are no nice places to eat there too.

This place is the perfect example, if you want a coffee break and have a brunch you can totally go to this coffee place where they have all kinds of dishes you are expecting for a brunch like avocado toast, pancakes, granola bowls, sandwiches, etc. You can check their website for all menu in the link above.

Bwé Café

This place is not only a nice place to chill and drink your coffee while eating a delicious avocado toast, but it also has a great story behind.

For those of you interested in learning French, they also host French classes every week!

With this list, you’re good to go for a food city trip around New York City! If you have any specific question about New York City, feel free to leave a comment and I will answer with pleasure.

See you soon and bon appétit in New York City!

One Second-Paulyne
written by Paulyne

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  1. YUM! New York has the best food. I always try to eat at Nakamura in the LES when I’m in NY. Their ramen is seriously so delicious!

    1. I write this one down, we love ramen too! 🙂 Thanks!

  2. I love New York, but haven’t spent a lot of time in Brooklyn or beyond. After seeing Milkbar on TV, I want to go there – I love cereal milk!

    1. Oliver actually discovered it on TV and told me to go there on one of my layovers as a Cabin Crew! It was a blast 🙂

  3. I’ve been to NY several times, but not stopped at any of these places. I’ll have to add them to my list!

    1. You definitely should 🙂

  4. What a great range of recommendations for NYC. If / when I get back there, I’ll certainly look forward to trying a few myself.

    1. Great! Don’t forget to give us you opinion then 😉 And to add some new ones if you find some 🙂

  5. I’ve never been to New York City before and would love to use this food guide if I go to NYC in the future. I’m vegetarian but luckily most restaurants have awesome vegetarian options!

    1. I hope you can use it some day Melissa 🙂 We try to be vegetarian as much as we can, and to be honest, don’t really enjoy meat anymore when we eat it to try a local dish. You will certainly find something delicious in the menus of those restaurants 😉