When traveling to New York,
there are two questions we all ask: 1. Where should I go out? 2. Where should I shop? P.S. And not the usual “touristy things”….
La Esquina Corner Deli Manhattan,
Soho: 114 Kenmare Street (between Elizabeth St. & Mott St.) 646 - 613 - 7100 (book in advance) esquinanyc.com Downstairs, through the kitchen, past the storeroom…and…tequila!
Buddakan Manhattan, Meatpacking: 75 9th
Ave (between 15th & 16th St.) 212-989-6699 (book in advance) buddakannyc.com Spectacular New York at its ﬁnest. Do not leave without trying the edamame dumplings.
Café Habana Manhattan, Nolita:17 Spring
St. on Elizabeth St. cafehabana.com Take a break from shopping and head a few blocks east from Broadway to Nolita. If there’s a queue, order Mexican style grilled corn at the take-out next door.
Dos Caminos Manhattan, Soho: 475
West Broadway at Houston Street 212-277-4300 (book in advance) brguestrestaurants.com Order “Gauc & Margarita” and your work is done!
Freemans Manhattan,Soho: 191 Chrystie St.
on Freeman’s Alley, (between Chrystie St. & Bowery) 212-420-0012 (book for dinner, queue for brunch) freemansrestaurant.com For weekend brunch, get to this hidden neighbourhood gem before 11am to get a ﬁrst seating. Be sure to order lamb sausage and poached eggs with sourdough.
Shack Shake Manhattan, Flatiron: Madison
Square Garden, East 23rd St & Madison Ave. shakeshacknyc.com Order the cheese burger, crinkly fries and frozen custard from this environmentally-friendly, architecturally-hip park restaurant.
Tom’s Diner Brooklyn, Prospect Heights:
782 Washington Ave., (between Lincoln Place & St. Johns Place) tomsrestaurant.wordpress.com Kitschville Amer-e-ka in all its glory. Don’t go Sunday - this family run joint takes a well deserved day off.
Employees Only Manhattan, West Village:
510 Hudson St, nr. Christopher St. employeesonlynyc.com Try a speakeasy cocktail from one of New York’s top mixologists - get your fortune told for some extra prohibition fun.
MET Manhattan, Upper East Side:
1000 5th Ave. at 82nd St. & The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park metmuseum.org Forget the Empire State Building and get up to The Met’s sculpture garden for a spectacular view of Central Park. Head further north to the Cloisters to escape the city madness.