new york eats.

Friday, April 12, 2013

roberta's in bushwick

while there is always a new york eats tab on the blog, i finally got around to organizing a lengthy list of our favorite restaurants plus a ton i've yet to try. i don't know how many times i've been in a particular neighborhood trying to recall the name of a new restaurant i read about in new york magazine. or i get a text from ed saying... "leaving a meeting in the east village, what was that taco place?" for whatever reason, i've taken on the spousal role as the person who knows where to get a decent bite to eat and i kind of like it that way.

peels nyc

if it weren't for dear friends who eat well and blog about it later, we'd be looking at chipotle every time we travel. staying on top of the food scene in any big city is a chore. i will also confess that my idea of a good restaurant has nothing to do with 5+ courses or eating a pig from snout to tail. the majority of restaurants we come back to week after week include really simple farm to table food.

redfarm west village
battleview orchards in NJ
smorgasburg brooklyn waterfront

with that in mind, i hope you benefit from our list of favorites just as i have benefited from others. and if you think nyc mostly sucks (because sometimes it does) and you never want to visit, that's fine too. 

empire cake nyc
sockerbit swedish candy

enjoy your weekend!

18 comments:

Danielle E. Alvarez said...

Oh, wonderful! I'm going to be home in New York in June, and I'm most looking forward to making the restaurant rounds (after reconnecting with friends and family, of course). Most notably of your favorites: Tsampa - Tibetan food in the West Village and Smorgasburg - somehow I managed to have never been!

Lily said...

NYC has everything, it def makes finding better +unique food when traveling a difficult task!

Laurie said...

This is perfect! My husband and I visit the city regularly, and I have been compiling a list of places to eat in NYC for a while now, based on blog posts that I have read over the last few months. Thanks for organizing your favorites into one Pinterest board! It will certainly come in handy!

Have a great weekend!

in dreams said...

oh, peel's looks lovely! i thought it was penelope's, for a second, but then i remembered there are stairs at the entrance there. i'll have to try it when i'm next in NYC - i love a good creaky floor, especially when it's paired with lots of light!

rebecca said...

in dreams-
thanks for the penelope reminder. love that place!

Daina A. said...

You highlighted so many of my favorite spots! I actually tried Sockerbit after one of your earlier posts about it. I get my haircut in the West Village, and it is now my own personal tradition to stop and get some gummy candies afterwards every time! I also love Peels; their biscuit sandwiches are to die for! I have never been to the Roberta's location, but they set up an oven this past fall under the Highline for a pop-up market and I loved their pies!

Great post!

rebecca said...

daina-
i do the same... haircut + sockerbit. :)

Daina A. said...

Ha! Where do you get your haircut? I have been going to Sei-tomoko Salon for the past eight years...

rebecca said...

daina-
reagan at whittemore house salon.

Daina A. said...

Cool, thanks! Hope you have a great weekend!

Rebeka said...

I so desperately want to visit NYC, and you can bet that when I do I will be scouring this list like there's no tomorrow. Thanks for putting it together. And, I'm on the same page, my favorite places in Seattle are simple and delicious and somewhere I want to eat every night, not places that are over the top extravagant.

brigid rose said...

i love this becca! thanks so much for the great list.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Y U M–you've made future trips back home exponentially more delicious!

Jess @ Keeping It Real Food said...

Thank you for sharing your list! I have a crude collection of random names and cross-streets as "notes' in my phone. I never thought of pinterest as a way to organize them—thanks for the inspiration!

Erin said...

Marvelous list. Penelope is such a sweet little hidden Gem. Also, Four & Twenty Blackbirds might be my spiritual home.

Shoko said...

i'm hungry just looking at this post...your photos are so great, becca!

Sammie said...

now i'm hungry :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I want a donut soooooo badly now!!!!

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