So I’m back from New York and it was such an amazing trip so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite places to eat and sights to see!
Clinton Street Baking Company
Ok, so I know this place is famous for it’s pancakes but OH MY WORD. Best kale salad I’ve ever eaten in my life: kale massaged in a lemony vinaigrette with creamy avocado, red onions, cherry tomatoes, quinoa and crunchy spiced pepitas.
Of course a trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a trip here! I was sad to have missed the amazing kabocha toast (don’t worry, I made up for it by having kabocha basically every evening ;) ) but I got to try the roasted carrot and avocado salad which was a wonderfully spiced and creamy yet light! I also tried the fluke ceviche which was so well complimented by the olive and caper dressing and the halibut with olive oil was perfectly light!
I was so sad that I didn’t come here earlier in the trip because not only is it so delicious but great value for money! They have lunch sets for only $10 and my favourite was the salt grilled mackerel with rice, miso soup, salad and pickles. The sushi was only a steal for $5 and certainly looked fresh and delicious!
I had to stop by at Beyond Sushi after hearing so much about it! It’s great whether you just want a snack or a full meal! I tried out the Pickle Me roll, which was great, but seems like the Sweet Tree (with avocado and sweet potato) was super popular too!
The Butcher’s Daughter
Although I didn’t get to eat here after hearing great things about it, I still went for tea here. It has super cute and hipster decor with a very cool vibe. They had a great selection of teas, coffees and smoothies so you should pop by if you’re in the area!
This is in a great location, very near Central Park so it’s a great easy place to stop by whether you want a full meal or a quick snack! We got the mezze plate (the hummus was amazing) with the ‘crack bread’ – it was fresh out of the oven and so warm and fluffy! The red lentil soup was also great but I highly recommend the mezze plate if you are there – it’s super reasonable too!
The High Line
We were so lucky that it was such a beautiful day when we decided to walk the high line as it’s a lovely walk and I can imagine it would be lovely to sit down with a book and spend all afternoon here!
There were SO many galleries in Chelsea and it was so interesting to see them all, definitely a must if you are going to the high line anyway! My favourite was one of the Gasogian galleries as they had an amazing collection with Picasso and Freud yet its hidden away!
MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Obviously I have to write these museums as they were truly wonderful – I could have stayed all day as it was amazing to see so many pieces that I love up close. Just a warning that there will be a long queue at the MoMA if you go on a free day – but it’s more than worth it!
This is also a must go to spot. Although I didn’t get to spend too much time here it was really lovely to have a walk around and it is just so big! Being in London there are quite a lot of parks but this was something else – I don’t think you’d even be able to go around in a day!
I wish I could have stayed longer and there’s no doubt I’ll be going back since it was so amazing there: there’s so much to see and do!
Have you ever been to New York? Where was your favourite place to eat or favourite thing to do? I’ll definitely note it down for next time!
ps. Illustration above is drawn by the wonderfully talented James Gulliver Hancock!