I love Chicago but there truly is no place like NYC. I am blessed to be able to visit New York as much as I do and I am sharing my favorite places to go. Warning: this lists includes sooo much gluten, I love a good sandwich.
Sip and Gram:
Cha Cha Matcha - 373 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Cha Cha is the matcha destination of any girl's dreams, all pink, green, and palm print. It is the perfect spot to cool down with a drink and get tons of #content. You could get a whole days worth of snapchat stories in this place. I have major regrets that I didn't get matcha soft-serve when I was there so please go and get some, then send me photos! Below is the matcha cronut, matcha banana bread, and an iced matcha.
Brunch, Lunch, and Everything in Between:
Black Seed Bagels- 170 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
The most beautiful sandwich in the city on the most perfect bagel. My favorite is a simple egg, avocado, and tomato sandwich, but they also have lots of yummy vegetables and vegan cream cheese! The space is super tiny so expect to take you bagel to go and eat it standing on the sidewalk, you won't want to wait to find a bench.
Bottino Take Out - 246 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001
If you need a quick bite to eat while you are walking around Chelsea, this is the place. Honestly, I think about this sandwich every time I eat another sandwich, because it is never up to this standard. FYI the olive bread is a must-have. Once you get your sandwiches head up a couple blocks and have a mini picnic on the high-line!
By Chloe - 185 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
This is ultimate destination for a vegan but non-vegan babes will love it too! Veggie burgers, sweet-potato and cashew-cream mac and cheese, air baked fries, and some salads too. It is almost too Instagram worth especially because their beet "ketchup" (try it before you judge it) is pink. Sweets by Chloe just opened next door to the West Village location, it wasn't officially open when I was there but I got to peek in the window and lets just say its already on my next Hit List.
Taim- 222 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
The best falafel I have ever had, and I have eaten a lot of falafel in my 18 years on this earth. From the pita to the hummus to the falafel itself, its another stellar sandwich. The original location is itty bitty and you will have to wait in line but it really just makes eating it that much more rewarding.
ABC Carpet and Home - 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
This is the ultimate spot for anyone who loves pretty things. The six floors of rugs, art, chairs, and pillows will make you question why you aren't currently redecorating your entire life. Once you have spent hours wandering through the store and touching every rug, head downstairs to have a meal at ABC Kitchen.
I Scream You Scream:
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream - 48 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Hands down the best vegan and non vegan ice cream. Everything is made in small-batches with only the best ingredients and it seriously shows. They have a couple different locations but this past trip their truck was magically waiting for me outside of 29 Rooms in Brooklyn. I had the vegan peanut butter chip, another vegan favorite is the banana nut, but TBH I have never tried a flavor I wouldn't eat a whole quart of.
Bonus! The Best Bathroom:
The food at Vic's is outstanding, amazing pizza and delicious pastas but the real star is not on the menu. If you go to Vic's you have to head downstairs and take a selfie (or three) in their flamingo pink bathroom, because that's what dreams are made of.