Do y’all want to know how I found out about Nickel & Diner (and a lot of the other restaurants I’ve been to in New York City)? I literally googled “cool brunch spots in NYC” one day during my lunch break and hit the jackpot. I usually rely heavily on Instagram for foodie advice but I decided to take a chance on a random Refinery29 article I found, and we were not disappointed!
If you had seen how much bacon I ate this weekend (hint: too much), you would never know that I had been a semi-pescetarian for over 10 years. I still don’t eat much red meat nowadays, and prefer to stick with locally sourced meats, so I always enjoy finding yummy new vegetarian restaurants while in New York City. Which worked out well the other weekend for both my sister and I since she’s a pretty strict vegetarian.
After a little research, I picked out by CHLOE for our first meal together in the city and we were not disappointed by all of the hype!
There’s nothing that I love for breakfast more than a good bagel. Most mornings I stick with my usual smoothie, but if I’m in the city I like to indulge myself. Because although I’m not one to try and perpetuate stereotypes, New York City honestly has the BEST bagels and pizza in the world.
And one of my favorite spots in the city to grab a breakfast bagel that will fulfill all of my cravings is Black Seed Bagels in the Nolita area.
There’s little else that can get me out of bed early on Sunday mornings than breakfast. As much as I love to doze away in bed and curl up underneath the covers for a few extra hours, once my stomach starts rumbling that’s the sign that I’ll eventually have to drag myself out of my cocoon in search of something to eat. And since I very rarely make pancakes for myself at home (still too tricky for my level of cooking haha), I always look forward to ordering them during Sunday brunch.
Especially if they’re topped with berries like the pancakes at Lafayette are!
New York City has some pretty drool-worthy breakfast and brunch spots basically on every corner. Granted that I am a bit biased since I love all breakfast foods but come on, who doesn’t love an excuse to indulge in delicious savory (or sweet!) dishes while chit chatting and enjoying the spring sunshine??
My favorite way to explore cities is to walk around rather than taking cabs or the subway. This is especially true of New York City, where I’ve spent a decent chunk of my life but it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve felt comfortable with the different neighborhoods and navigating the streets myself (somewhat embarrassing considering that I’m 22…).
So on Sunday morning a few weeks ago before I had to take the train back up to Connecticut, my dad and I decided to head over to Greenwich Village for brunch and coffee. We got breakfast at Joseph Leonard, which has the most amazing food and I can’t wait to share my pictures with y’all, and then my dad gave me a personalized tour of spots in the village that I would think were cool. Think Electric Ladies Studio (where Jimi Hendrix used to record) and the location of the original Ray’s pizza shop (although it’s a nail salon now, if I remember correctly).