In Part II of this three-part series on the best sights to take in while in New York, I share my new favourite restaurants in my favourite city in the world!
Best places to eat
These are my latest finds. Naturally, there are many other options, but sometimes when you have too many choices, a few recommendations can be helpful!
1. Babu Ji –East Village
I suspect that the next Canadian restaurant owner who needs a little inspiration will latch onto Babu Ji’s fabulous concept. I was instantly enthralled by this establishment, which not only offers great Indian food but an original minimalist decor.
2. Dirty French – Lower East Side
Despite its sophistication, Dirty French is an affordable establishment offering classic French cuisine with a twist. If you’re as lucky as I was, you might end up sitting next to Rihanna, who seemed to be having lots of fun with her friends the night I was there!
3. Spice Market – Meatpacking District
The Spice Market is a Thai-inspired restaurant in the heart of the Meatpacking District. I ate there with friends once at 2:00 a.m. and it was packed! It’s a good place to stop by before hitting one of the neighbouring clubs and dancing the night away!
4. Maison Premiere – Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
My friend Jessica, a New Yorker who lives in Brooklyn, highly recommends this place. The cocktails are delicious, the mood is festive and the oysters only cost $1 during Happy Hour! The only downside is you may have to wait a while before being seated.
5. Eataly – Flatiron District
This huge Italian marketplace is filled with a variety of fresh food counters and restaurants, making it a true culinary paradise for die-hard gourmets. If time permits, be sure to grab a bite or drink at Birreria, the large rooftop bar & grill.
6. Momofuku – East Village
What can I say about this noodle bar other than simply amazing! I suggest you go as early as noon so you don’t have to wait for a seat since the place is pretty small and super busy in the evening. My recommendation: the ginger scallion noodles, served cold, believe it or not! Watch out for the chilled spicy noodles: they’re super hot & spicy!
Stay tuned for Part III to discover the best places to have a drink in New York!