NYC

As a native New Yorker and resident of every borough except the Bronx, I am often asked about my favorite places in the greatest city in the world. Here are some of my all time delights:

Cocktails

Little Branch

Fried Chicken

Cafeteria

Coffee Beans

McNulty’s

Brussel Sprouts

Tipsy Parson

Fried Pork Dumplings

Excellent Dumpling House

Chinese Food

Grand Sichuan
(except the egg rolls)

Indian Food

Tamarind

Cesar Salad

Nick & Stef’s

Macaroni & Cheese

Waverly Inn

Sausages, Chicken Milanese

Biricchino

Cupcakes

Billy’s

Cookies

Eleni’s

Best Restaurant in the World

Gramercy Tavern

Sandwich Shop

Eisenberg’s

Cheese

Artisanal

Baked Little Neck Clams

Il Bastardo

Pastrami Sandwich

Katz’s Deli

Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

Craft

Chocolate

Li-Lac

Milanesa de Caballo

Café Riazor

Garlic Bread

BLT Fish

Broiled Lobster

El Quijote

Potato Perogi & Potato Pancake

Veleska

Chicken Kiev

Russian Tea Room

Lamb Chops

Bottino

Fried Zucchini

Patsy’s

Tempura Green Beans

Red Cat

Soup and Burger

Cozy’s

Department Store

Barneys
(The top floor of the old Barneys on 7th avenue was better, but it is gone now. Sorry.)

Jewelry

Mimi So

Shoes

Saks Fifth Avenue
(it is so big, they have their very own zipcode)

Haircare

EIJI Salon

Office Building Lobby

Daily News Building

Office Building Ceiling

Empire State Building

Bookstore

The Strand

Children’s Bookstore

Books of Wonder

Movie Theater

Film Forum
(Buy the Maira t-shirt!)

Record Store

Bleecker Bob’s

Art Supplies

Pearl Paint

Museum

MoMA

Rowboating

Boathouse

Trapeze

TSNY

Toys for a passionate world

Babeland
(Ha ha, made you look)

Devilled Eggs

Cookshop

Greek Salad

Periyali

Roast Chicken

NoMad

Steak Frites

Odeon

Mexican Food

Mexico Lindo