New York, Nov. 2017: Food, Part II
Welcome to part II of my New York food adventures! This part is going to be much more fun as I will be talking about places that are more for breakfast or snack, not big meals, and I want to talk about the most original and cutest places we visited in the city.
The first place on my list is Tartine, a small restaurant situated in the West Village, where we went for breakfast. The inside is filled with decorations linked to boats, sailing, and the ocean, giving it a cool French theme (the lunch and dinner food is also French, although the breakfast food is pretty damn American - which is totally fine by me, as you can probably see by my choice of English muffins, cream cheese and bacon). The place is pretty small and all clients are served by a single, very friendly, employee (or maybe he was the owner?) - either way, definitely don't go there if you're in a rush, but the wait wasn't too bad either. The food is good, pretty simple; you get what you ask for, no more, no less. The price goes along with that kind of simple atmosphere: very reasonable. http://tartine.nyc/
This is actually also a restaurant, but we only went in for a snack (which totally could have been a meal on its own): their famous monster shakes. If you've never seen these, they are a recent trend and consist of milkshakes topped with a copious amount of whipped cream, in which are planted more sweets or little things to eat. The glass is also often decorated with melted chocolate, syrup and/or candy. We went to their SoHo location. The inside of the bar looks very cool, modern and welcoming. What you can see on the photo is a regular vanilla shake - a bit too sweet for my taste, and I usually love vanilla shakes - and the peanut butter monster shake, topped with pretzel sticks and m&m's. Piece of advice: if you are thinking of going there, go on an empty stomach - or prepare to skip the next meal. Totally worth it, though. https://blacktapnyc.com/
(They also have one in Geneva if you don't feel like going all the way to SoHo for a milkshake)
On our first morning in NYC, we decided to go big and have breakfast at the famous diner in which a scene of the movie Friends with Benefits was shot. The location is really cute, and the food is amazing. It kind of has an industrial, chain restaurant feel, but that wasn't too bothersome to me because the staff was very friendly despite how busy they were. The food came fast and was absolutely delicious. We walked in starving after having woken up super early because of jetlag, and already having walked for an hour and a half, so we were very happy with our decision. I will say, though, that the price was a little bit high. Another negative point, which I wish I didn't have to talk about, because I'm sure it was a one-time occurrence and the staff just hadn't been warned yet, is that one of the stalls in the bathroom was really dirty. That just kind of left a bad impression of the place, which was really a shame after such a nice breakfast. https://pershingsquare.com/
My childhood dream came true when I was able to have some guilt-free, safe-to-eat raw cookie dough. Cookie Dō has become famous for serving there like ice-cream, in the form of scoops, in cones or dishes. Their wide selection includes chocolate chip, sugar cookie, oreo, chocolate and vanilla. They also offer toppings. There's not really much to say about this except it literally made my week! https://www.cookiedonyc.com/
The Butcher's Daughter
Brunch at The Butcher's Daughter is also something worth mentioning. We went to their West Village location, quite early to make sure we would get a table - they unfortunately don't take reservations. The inside is really pretty and nicely decorated, in a minimalistic, white-furniture-and-green-plants style that I love. We sat at a kind of bar, on stools, which I have to say were not very comfortable. But the food was great. They offer vegetarian as well as vegan options. The staff is nice and helpful. It is a shame that the no reservation rule and the tables all pushed close together in a pretty small space make us feel like they're just trying to squeeze in as many costumers as possible at the same time. I still would recommend it, because the food, juices and smoothies are really worth it! https://www.thebutchersdaughter.com/
This is it for the second part of my New York City food recommendations! I hope you enjoyed it and as usual don't hesitate to contact me for any questions! If you enjoyed this post, please click the little heart at the top of the article - you can also share it on Facebook, Tumblr or Pinterest from there!