5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC
The legendary city of New York is renowned for its landmarks, its theatre, and of course its food. With so many iconic places to eat, like Bubba Gump Shrimp and Sardi’s, it’s easy to forget the other gems that have some of the best food in the metropolis. We’ve found five places you need to eat at on your New York trip. Enjoy!
1. Serendipity 3
If you’re looking for dessert, look no further than Serendipity 3. The dessert café is home to the frozen hot chocolate, the Nell Gwyn cappuccino, and world record-holding Golden Opulence Sundae, which costs $1000 and must be booked 48 hours in advance. With its other-worldly atmosphere and Alice in Wonderland-esque décor, it’s the perfect treat on a cold winter’s day. Just be sure to get there early; the café is so popular, you can wait up to five hours!
2. Vanessa’s Dumplings
For dumplings that are light, fresh, and above all, cheap, head downtown to Vanessa’s! Perfect dumplings are hard to find; if the fillings to outer layer isn’t on point, forget it. However, with its quick service, perfectly fried or steamed food, and absolutely immaculate pork buns, Vanessa’s is the dumpling experience you’ve been waiting for, in the heart of NYC!
3. Sparks Steak House
For the perfect combination of fancy food and hearty steak, Sparks Steak House is the place to go. The huge variety of cuts makes it a meat lover’s paradise, and although the prices can be exxy, the taste, atmosphere, and wonderful service is more than worth it. For those not on the carnivorous bandwagon, no problem! Sparks also has an excellent vegetarian selection, and knows how to do a mean fillet of fish!
4. The Bluebell Café
For a gentle and classy breakfast or brunch, in a bright, airy, downtown location, the Bluebell Café is your idea of heaven. Enjoy a wonderfully extensive array of breakfast foods, including truly sensational French toast, classic omelets, and its signature cornbread. Not too exxy, and right in the heart of the trendy Gramercy district. Definitely worth a visit!
5. Tom’s Restaurant
If you take a trip away from Manhattan to the legendary outer boroughs, you must definitely stop at Tom’s Restaurant in Brooklyn. Tom’s has been around since the 1920s, and is world famous for its truly extraordinary pancakes. Light, fluffy, and mixed with fruit, ricotta, chocolate, and anything else you can imagine, it’s no wonder there’s always a queue around the corner! And if you happen to end up stuck in that queue, the friendly wait staff will bring free samples of pancakes, waffles, and toast to whet your appetite. Go for it!