I will never apologize for posting so much about New York. Never. With that said, here’s a FOODIE roundup from our latest trip to the Big Apple. I did a post a few weeks ago about the holiday sites you don’t want to miss when traveling to New York, check it out here.
Times Square & Midtown
In one of the busiest, most rowdy areas in the world, it can be difficult to find a restaurant that is not a tourist trap. Luckily, we managed to find a few hidden gems!
I’m so glad we stopped here! It has been on my bucket list, but I wasn’t sure if it would be worth trekking to in the cold. It really was! there are so many different options to eat cereal-with milk, as a milkshake, as an ice cream sundae etc. The whole place had a very cool vibe (Drake music was playing, brick wall, etc) and the cereal combos were really fun. We will definitely be coming back here.
Homemade gluten free RAVIOLI! If you have an intolerance, you know how much of a gem this is. I loved this little cozy spot. It’s a great pre-show dinner option. Make a reservation online though!
I ate here twice. No shame. The avocado toast is amazing (add feta & tomatoes for a more filling option) and the gluten free bread is out of this world! However, wasn’t impressed with their beet latte. It was cute and pink, but really heavy on the beets.
A family favorite. Literally the one thing we all agree on. Except we are still divided in deciding whether it’s better or worse than In-N-Out. You be the judge. The best french fries in the entire world!
The Palm Court (Plaza Hotel):
Put tea at the Plaza on your bucket list. Now. It’s so special and fun for the entire family! You will feel elegant! Note: there is no dress code (surprisingly) just don’t look like a bum. Also, dinner is expensive. Great, but not outstanding, better to save your money and just get tea.
Does this count as midtown? I have no clue. It’s just our favorite little special place to get dessert. With an eclectic, artsy vibe it’s the perfect place for unique desserts (we go with the frozen hot chocolate every time). Although, it’s going to be a 2 hour wait. Prepare yourself. We went shopping at Bloomingdales to pass the time!
The holiday market is so fun and will now be one of our family’s favorite traditions!
Chick N’ Cone:
I didn’t eat this myself (not gluten free) BUT my entire family couldn’t stop raving about it. Fried chicken in a waffle cone with maple syrup? yes please.
I love eating french fries. They are one of my favorite foods and i’m very picky about them. The width of these were like steak fries, but their flavor was very unique. I wish the truffle fries had more truffle, but overall they were a hit!
No Chewing Allowed:
THE BEST. Do not get hot chocolate from anywhere else. This place will spoil you. It’s so good. Just go.
These macaroons are honestly better than Lauduree (in my opinion). The creative flavors, like strawberry milkshake, are very fun and all taste delicious.
One of my all-time favorite spots to visit whenever I’m in the city. It has excellent food, cute boutiques, and one of the best bookstores in New York!
I love this place because i’m obsessed with brunch! The gluten free menu here is extensive, so it’s always nice to eat somewhere that feels “safe.” Their gluten free pancakes are the best I’ve ever had, hands down! We also got gluten free chicken and waffles..oh man. This should definitely be on your list!
THE BEST COFFEE IN THE CITY. I love Maman so much that I follow it on Instagram and will probably be blogging about it again! It’s cozy. The cups are gorgeous. The food is delicious-I tried the gluten free pesto pasta. The coffee is perfection. I’m sad I don’t live in the city, because I already miss this place.
CRONUTS. Order them online for the best chance of getting your hands on some! Also, their gluten free cookies are really good. It’s going to be a long line, but the desserts are worth it. I also wrote a post about the amazing experience my family had at Dominique Ansel here.