If you’re not a New York native, then traveling to the big apple can be an overwhelming experience, especially with food. It is so easy to get wrapped into eating at the cliche restaurants in Times Square, or even fast food. However, New York has some of the best meals in the world, some of which are completely off the beaten path.
So let’s start with your breakfast. This most important meal of the day, is skipped by most Americans, but you won’t want to skip this. Sarabeth’s, located in TriBeca and the Upper West Side, is the go to brunch place in the city. Not only do plenty of celebrities enjoy their morning eggs here, the food is beyond delicious. Whether it’s their lumberjack special (two eggs anyway, bacon, breakfast sausage, three buttermilk pancakes, and a muffin), or their dreamy lemon ricotta pancakes, you will never leave hungry. The atmosphere throws you right into NYC’s elite without crazy prices. Did I mention they make they’re own jams? If it’s for brunch or breakfast, I promise Sarabeth’s will not disappoint.
For lunch we will move to a Manhattan classic, the Russian Tea Room on the west side. Right near Carnegie Hall, this old time tea house is great for parties or groups. Whether you’re a fan of tea or not, this has to be a place you hit on your visit. The restaurant transports you and gives you the feeling that you’re in England, having high tea with the queen. The most important reason to go to this high class destination, is that Groupon makes this usually pricey lunch, an affordable attraction.
Lastly for dinner is a person favorite, Cookshop, located in Chelsea. This up and coming area is one of the hottest in Manhattan and is guaranteed to make you satisfied. The restaurant uses all local ingredients, meaning the menu is constantly changing. The beautiful space has big glass windows looking at the semi-newly built highline. The restaurant has a unique creativity with everything from cucumber, mint, and lime mocktails to turkey, bacon, apple, and jack cheese sandwiches. Cookshop will keep your mind, and stomach, smiling the whole way home.
Hopefully this will inspire you to go to the areas you never really thought about in the city, and you eat some of the best meals you can.