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where to eat in new york city?

where to eat in new york city?

Even though my trip to NYC was incredibly short, I also made sure to get to know a few new spots. I didn’t repeat a single thing I had done during my first two trips to the Big Apple, in order to discover as many new corners as possible. So, where to eat in New York City? The options are more or less infinite and it would probably take years to get a good overview of the cities culinary offerings. However, I do have a few recommendations I definitely want to share with you. These are places that I stopped by this time around and absolutely loved:

Where to eat in New York City? Santina Meatpacking | Bikinis & Passports

  1. Santina in the Meatpacking District: Located conveniently right across the street from my favorite jewellery store, ANNA Inspiring Jewellery, Santina is a coastal Italian restaurant that serves everything from brunch to dinner and cocktails inbetween. For a quick fuel-up, I stopped by for lunch and had an incredible kale sunchoke salad and coconut coffee. (820 Washington Street, Meatpacking)

  2. Terra Wine Bar in TriBeCa: On my first night in New York, I wanted to fight the jetlag and decided to wander out of the hotel to get moving for a bit after the 9hr flight. I ended up in TriBeCa for dinner with a friend, and we stumbled upon Terra. It looked inviting, down-to earth and perfect for a little outdoor dinner. Turns out the food was also delicious and very affordable for New York standards. We paid 35$ for dinner for two. Main dishes like pasta and salads come in around 12$. A great spot for warm Summer nights, or cozy fall evenings indoors as the wine list is extensive and the small-plates concept calls for a table filled with friends and good food. (222 West Broadway, TriBeCa)

  3. Whole Foods: For everything from pressed juices, coconut water, healthy to-go options and power bars to snack on, Whole Foods is my favorite grocery store in the US. Luckily, there was one close to the hotel and I re-designed the entire mini bar. Exchange beer and soda for green juices, flavored water and Lärabars, and I am one happy girl. (270 Greenwich Street, TriBeCa)

  4. Spice Market on 13th Street: For my last night in the city, I wanted a fun dinner with the girls. I joined Julia and Simone for lots of spicy foods and an incredible meal. The concept is a family-style dinner and we all shared lots of different platters. The food was so delicious, the atmosphere amazing and the spices super interesting. Literally, the same of the restaurant says it all. (403 W 13th Street, Meatpacking)

  5. Chelsea Market: This place is beyond words. I can’t believe I had never heard of Chelsea Market before, but I am so happy we stopped by – even if it was right after lunch at Santina and I wasn’t able to try any of the food there. The concept is easy and sure to impress: “A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City.” You simply have to see it for yourself and eat your way through the entire block! (75 9th Avenue – between 15th & 16th Streets)

Where to eat in New York City? Santina Meatpacking | Bikinis & Passports Where to eat in New York City? Santina Meatpacking | Bikinis & PassportsWhere to eat in New York City? Santina Meatpacking | Bikinis & Passports

Do you have any recommendations of where to eat in New York City? Hopefully it won’t be another 5 years until my next trip, so I would love some suggestions!

*photos by Julia during our lunch together at Santina


  • 9 years ago

    Chelsea Market und Whole Foods fand ich auch total super in NYC 🙂

    Liebe Grüße!

  • 9 years ago

    Whole Foods ist das reinste Paradies!
    Dort waren wir gleich mehrmals während unseres New York Trips vor 2 Monaten und ich war im Himmel.
    Chelsea Market hat uns auch super gut gefallen.

    xx Julia

  • 9 years ago

    Wenn du das nächste mal im MPD bist, unbedingt auch mal im Gansevoort Market auf der Gansevoort Street vorbeischauen. Da ist es richtig super! Streetfood-stylishes Essen in sehr coolem Ambiente.

    Grüße aus NYC,

    Sonja von

  • 9 years ago

    Whole foods is definitely the place to eat,i love their whole concept.
    When I was in New York last year for fashion week I was totally lost when it came to choosing a place to eat,so we just ran around in the evenings and landed in super nice places that I can’t remember neither name nor the exact location haha 🙂

  • carrie_fr
    9 years ago

    Hallo Vicky,
    Erst einmal : ich liebe Deine Beitraäge, vor allem die von der fashion week in NYC.
    Hierzu habe ich eine Frage : Hast Du in NYC uber genutzt und was hast Du für Erfahrungen gemacht .
    Plane nächsten Monat einen Kurztrip.
    Viele liebe Grüße

    • vicky
      9 years ago

      Hallo liebe Carrie,

      nee, Uber habe ich nicht genutzt, da ich kein Roaming Paket bei meinem Handytarif habe, und das ja nur mit der entsprechenden Internetverbindung geht. Ich bin immer öffentlich oder Taxi gefahren, das hat eigentlich sehr gut geklappt – wenn nicht gerade Rush Hour ist. Es gibt anscheinend auch eine App (irgendwas mit “v”, ich glaub via), da zahlt man 5$ Pauschale. Hab ich selbst aber auch nicht gemacht.

      Taxi fande ich aber ehrlich gesagt auch total ok von den Preisen her. Von JFK gibt es eine Flatfare um 52$ + Trinkgeld und in der Stadt hab ich meistens so um die 10$ gezahlt, zB von Downtown zur Canal St. Wenn ich weitere Strecken hatte, bin ich eigentlich immer mit der Metro gefahren, da gibt’s teilweise auch Express Linien, die dann nur an den großen Sights wie Timesquare oder Columbus Circle halten.

      Hoffe das hilft 🙂

      xox Vicky

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