New York is a city like no other. It’s one of those places that just sucks you in the minute you arrive and forces you to fall in love with the fast-paced chaos that dominates the streets. Unsurprisingly, it’s one of my favourite cities (the plan is to move there once we’re done with Europe) and one of the best things about New York (amongst many others) is the food.
Obviously NYC is big place with many neighborhoods and boroughs that I’ve yet to discover, and I hardly claim to be local (although I did cover a lot of ground in my Meyba’s in September). So if you’re in the Big Apple and feeling peckish, I do have a few favourite spots up my sleeve.
For the best sandwich in the West Village head to 11th St Cafe. Go for the Turkey sandwich, you won’t be disappointed.
11th St Cafe, 327 W 11th St, New York
For an excellent flat white that gives the Australians a run for their money make a beeline for Happy Bones in Nolita.
Happy Bones, 394 Broome St, New York
In need of a killer Mary Bloody? Marlow & Sons in Brooklyn will do you right. Stick around for the farm-fresh food, then head a few doors down to their deli Marlow & Daughters for some of the best meat, cheeses and produce around.
Marlow & Sons, 81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
Know how you like your eggs? Then Egg Shop in Soho was made for you. Not only do they perfectly execute every egg dish possible from classics like the Benedict to new incarnations such as The Beast (with pulled pork) and the Spandex (with quinoa), the cafe is light, minimal and airy.
Egg Shop, 151 Elizabeth St, New York,
For a delicious health kick The Butcher’s Daughter is a tried and true staple. Less than a minute from Egg Shop, this mostly vegan spot is a juice/smoothie mecca.
The Butcher’s Daughter, 19 Kenmare St, New York