We made a NYC guide that we hope you will like!
So, we think everyone should go to the classic places such as Brooklyn Bridge, Top of the rock and Central Park. But we decided to gather some tips that people may not be so familiar with. The first days we went to the restaurants that everyone is promoting on Instagram and the food was pretty indeed, but it didn’t taste that good. So we realized quickly we have to ask around and find our own gems.
312 Bleecker street, Greenwich village
See Eyewear. We randomly walked by here after an amazing brekkie at Buvette. The salesman was wonderful, all of the sunglasses cost 100 dollars and best of all; they have no retailers so they are unique. We both left the store with a pair of new fly shadeszzz.
Driggs Ave close to the Bedford ave subway station
This man has been running this thrift shop in Williamsburg for a decade. While here we met a stylish guy from San Fransisco who claimed he has been thrifting all over the world, but this was still his all time fave. And we understand why! A great selection of really unique pieces.
Other vintage stores to recommend: L train vintage, Beacons closet, No relations, Urban Jungle
And a bit more shopping..
35 Howard Street, SoHo
Opening ceremony. Definitely window shopping, but so much eye candy!!! We wanted every single piece in there and it was heartbreaking to put the pieces back and leave the store. :(
Jersey gardens. An outlet 30 min from the city where we found sports attire, shoes, knitwear and jeans. This is not a very cool place haha so we would not recommend anyone to bother going here if you are in NYC for a short time. But on a rainy day it is a great place to bargain!
255 Bleecker street, Greenwich village
Tacombi. Became our favorite taco restaurant. Authentic Mexican food and an absolutely wonderful staff. We recommend the fish tacos and the guacamole!!
114 Kenmare Street, Nolita
La esquina. Also a great Mexican restaurant! We missed our reservation (aka went and partied haha) so the day we managed to get there we got to eat in the bar. Which was totally worth it, the parmesan corn was insane and the atmosphere is so typical New York. And oh! It looks like a street food restaurant from outside but you just go in and say you have made a reservation and you will be escorted through the kitchen into the restaurant downstairs.
Many locations -for example Upper West Side, 561 columbus ave at 87th st
MILK. Their cereal soft serve is amazing.
BREAKFAST: ALL-TIME FAVORITE
42 Grove street, West village
Buvette. Just the best restaurant, all categories. We always go here when in Paris and their sister restaurant in NYC was exactly as good. The croque forestier is just something else. And everything is so. darn. pretty.!!!
And more breakfast.. With mimosas..
220 Bushwick ave, Brooklyn
Bread and brothers cafe. We ended up going here e-v-e-r-y morning because of the insanely good bagels with sun dried tomato cream cheese.
173 Ludlow St, East village
Tre. Best spot on Sundays. You buy their pancakes and get to drink unlimited amount of mimosas for 2 hours haha. There were a lot of fun day parties in general around Ludlow st on Sundays!
548 Driggs ave, Williamsburg
Bakeshop by Woops. A regular café with coffee and sweets BUT the interior is absolutely amazing. It is so harmonic here and we went here a lot to study and work.
Freeman alley, Nolita
Freemans. OH.MY.GOD. We ate the sickest dish in our lives here. An artichoke dip that was out of this world. This place is pretty expensive (we realized when the bill came in), so just go there and annoy the staff by just ordering the artichoke dip which is a starter hehe.
Everywhere, the one in Madison Square Park is the best
Shake shack. Classic but oh so fantastic!!!! And don't miss the salted caramel milkshake, we almost did.
NY Waterways East River Ferry. We actually found this boat when we were lost but this boat is a cozy alternative to the metro if you are going from Williamsburg to Midtown.
The best thing to do is just to ask people because the hip places change from week to week. We tried the fancier nightclubs and had fun, but it was not our scene. Instead we got introduced to the underground nightlife with parties in restaurants on Wall Street, backyard parties and rooftop hangouts. The best parties are definitely downtown and in Brooklyn. But just try to go where the locals go at the moment!
Hope you enjoyed the tips!
xx, Cloudberry Rush