New York City Foodie Bucket List (100+)!

I’ve been asked by a few peeps how I constructed my weekend of NYC eats. With so many options and so little time my sis and I didn’t want to waste one of our precious meals. I scouted out some reputable foodies, compiled their lists into one giant list, and highlighted restaurants with multiple mentions. Thrilled to have made a small dent in this list, excited to return and work on it some more. Thanks to Minnie, Laura, Kelsey, Hungry Grls, Taza, Leslie, & Marisel for your brilliant recommendations.

* = Restaurants I’ve tried and LOVE. ♥

The Village

Little Owl
Magnolia Bakery*
Murray’s Cheese
Faicco’s
Joe’s Pizza
Pop Bar
Molly’s Cupcakes
Corner Bistro 
Sockerbit Candy Shop
Mamoun’s Falafel
A Salt and Battery
Tea and Sympathy
Waverly Inn

West Village/SoHo/TriBeCa

Morandi
Buvette
Chalait
12 Chairs
Hundred Acres
Bar Pitti
Gran Morsi
Santina
Narcissa
Pepolino
Minetta Tavern
The Spotted Pig*
Cafe Gitane 
Parm*
La Esquina
Georgetown Cupcake
Fanelli’s Cafe
Tara’s Bulba
Chobani*
Pepe Rosso To Go
Rice to Riches
Cafe Habana 
Tacombi 
Balthazar
Lombardi’s Pizza*
Mercer Kitchen 
Louro
Carbone
Grom*
Taim
Saint Ambroeus
Rubirosa
Dominique Ansel Bakery*
Chalk Point Kitchen
Blacktap Burgers
Little Cupcake Bakeshop
Morgensterns Ice Cream*
Lure Fishbar
Mercer Kitchen
Miss Lilly’s
Estela

Upper East Side

The Penrose
Beyoglu
JG Melon
The Smith*
The Hummus Place
Luke’s Lobster*
Red Farm

Upper West Side

Jacob’s Pickles
Shake Shack
Lolo’s Seafood Shack
Levain Bakery
Land Thai Kitchen
RedFarm
Thai Market
Zabar’s Grocery
Celeste
Patsy’s Pizza

Lower East Side/Chinatown/Financial District

Cocoron
Luke’s Lobster*
Clinton St. Baking Co
Pig and Khao 
Russ and Daughters
Souvlaki GR
Adrienne’s Pizza
Black Tree
Yopparai
Dimes
Mission Chinese
Butcher’s Daughter
Egg Shop
Xi’an Famous Foods
Royal Seafood
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Mud
Motorino
Katz’s Deli
Root & Bone

Brooklyn

Reynard
Juliette
Emily
Five Leaves
Sweet Chick
Pies n’ Thighs
Iris Cafe
Juliana’s
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Dumbo Kitchen
Luke’s Lobster
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Paulie Gee’s
Motorino
Roberta’s
Grimaldi’s

East Village/Alphabet City

Cafe Mogador
Northern Spy Food Co. 
Supper
Maharlika
Noreetuh
Soba Koh
Soiji
Sushi Dojo
Somtum Der

Union Square to Midtown

City Bakery
Friend of a Farmer
Gotham Bar and Grill
Eataly
Shakeshack*
Max Brenner
Sweetgreen
Burger Joint
Norma’s

Chelsea

Cafeteria
Westille
Cookshop
Doughnut Plant
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza*
Tipsy Parson

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  1. If your talking about NYC where im from you need to include Japanese ramen restaurant Ippudo! and when in Brooklyn can’t forget Spumoni Gardens!