Over 15 years of exploring, through twists, turns, and backflips, New York is still my favourite city in the world. It has an incomparable energy - exploring each corner of the city feels like an adventure, but still unmistakably NYC.
And the clichés ring true, this is the city that never sleeps! 3am sushi and bowling? Not a problem. From midnight to midday boredom take a backseat, with endless activities to keep you entertained.
It has an incomparable energy - exploring each corner of the city feels like an adventure, but still unmistakably NYC.
Weekends in NYC are packed full of sights, smells, and plenty of food! Make your morning at Abraco, with cold brew coffee and dainty pastries. Or brunch out in style, at Jeffrey’s Grocery or 88 Palace. Then stroll across Williamsburg Bridge to sample the city’s best street food at Smorgasburg.
For lunch, sample some of the city’s international flavours. From soup dumplings in Chinatown - my go-tos are Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles and 456 Shanghai Cuisine - or Moroccan delicacies at Cafe Mogador, there is always a new cuisine to try. Or for those looking to pack their weekends full of green goodness, head to ABC Kitchen for sumptuous organic fare.
While away an afternoon in Manhattan’s word-famous museums, from The Whitney to The MoMA, or get swept away in a show on Broadway (Hamilton, anyone?). Then sweat up an appetite, feasting your eyes on tantalising city views as you explore Central Park or the Highline in Chelsea.
While away an afternoon in Manhattan’s word-famous museums, from The Whitney to The MoMA, or get swept away in a show on Broadway (Hamilton, anyone?).
There are too many restaurants to taste in the city, but a few of my favourites include Barbuto, L’Artusi and Lilia for delectable Italian bites, or Momofuku Ssam for bold Asian eats. Gaia Italian Cafe is worth a trip, for homemade pasta to warm you up on a wintery New York day, and if you have an evening to spare, search out Sushi Dojo - a great bang for your buck sushi omakase. My last locale is always Blue Ribbon for a night cap, as I savour the hustle and bustle of this non-stop city.