During my time in New York I was fortunate enough to try many new and exciting places to eat. Based in Chelsea most restaurants I visited were in this area. Some of the highlights are below. I hope these help if you are looking for places to eat on your next trip to New York.
Daily Provisions was on my list of places to try and it was all down to Eva Chen, Fashion Director of Instagram. Eva features this neighborhood cafe frequently on her Instagram stories of which I am a big fan of. For breakfast they offer a great selection of egg sandwiches along with freshly baked croissant and cakes along with coffee. I tried the Everything Croissant which is filled with cream cheese – delicious!
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I couldn’t visit New York without visiting a traditional Diner. Having visited the infamous Kat’s Deli on a prior trip this time I decided to try the Malibu Diner Offering an extensive menu the Malibu Diner offers good food at reasonable prices. With fast service with charm from the waiters the diner is an ideal place for a quick meal at the start of a long day of sight seeing. Waffles with bacon and eggs was my dish of choice. The waffles were made fresh to order and of course served with a side of Maple Syrup.
Having visited Coney Island on the 4th of July I couldn’t visit without trying one of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs As expected on the 4th of July the queue’s were long however the waiting time wasn’t too long. Don’t let the length of the queue put you off as I expect it is like this most times especially during the peak season. What made the experience even more fun was witnessing the annual Hot Dog Eating contest which is a big part of the Nathan’s brand. I went for the Grub Tub which in true American fashion featured a tray for hotdog and chips built onto the lid of a cup with a straw going through the middle! Featured in the picture below.
Back in Manhattan I ventured to Queens and had an amazing Korean set lunch for great value. The name of the restaurant has slipped my mind however I cannot recommend this area enough for authentic Asian food. Queens is much more multi cultural than Manhattan and makes for an interesting place to visit.
I tried various different kinds of foods in some great restaurants however there were some better than others as well as some feeling a bit more special than others.
Recently opened Motel Morris provides great food and cocktails in a stylish environment. They offer a fun twist to traditional American dishes.The decor is modern with a nod to kitsch Americana. The toilets are a pink paradise to say the least. Dishes to note are the BLT&A Salad along with the Chicken Fried Buttermilk Pork Chop. I would recommend booking in advance for Dinner to avoid disappointment.
Wanting a different dining experience again similar to visiting Queens I traveled to Williamsburg to sample some of the bars and restaurant across the river from Manhattan. I was given a few recommendations and decided to try out Kings County Imperial on Skillman Avenue. This modern Chinese restaurant serves locally sourced dishes with some ingredients coming from their own garden. It’s a bit off the beaten track but do not let that put you off. For more bars and casual dining be sure to check out the lower end of Metropolitan Avenue for Dive Bars which is what this area is known for among many other things.
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