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Where to eat in New York City – My Top 5

by Sanne
Russ & Daughters Cafe, New York

Here are my 5 favorite restaurants in New York right now. These are the places I immediately think of, when friends ask me where to go for dinner or lunch. The list is updated every month, or whenever I feel there’s a need for adjustments.

Russ & Daughters Café

The cafe expansion of my favorite smoked fish deli doesn’t disappoint. A safe bet is The Classic which is Gaspe Nova served with cream cheese and your choice of either bagel, bialy, shissel rye or pumpernickel bread.

Russ & Daughters Cafe, 127 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York

Faun, New York


Prospect Heights neighborhood gem with excellent American Italian food and an interesting drinks menu. Faun is all the reason you need to go to Brooklyn, especially if you manage to get one of the tables outside.

Faun, 606 Vanderbilt Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York

> Read my blog post about Faun

Murray's Cheese Bar, new York

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Murray’s Cheese Bar is the go-to place for cheese monsters in New York. I’ve only recently started eating cheese (I still can’t eat the blue smelly ones) and Murray’s has been a great place to further explore what is out there.

Murray’s Cheese Bar, 264 Bleecker St, West Village, New York

Contra, New York


Down-to-earth contemporary American restaurant with a very Nordic feel. Turned out that one of the chefs behind Contra in fact used to work at Noma. Contra has one Michelin star and the $84 tasting menu at this unpretentious, yet very Lower East Side hip, restaurant is really good value for money.

Contra, 138 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York

Nakamura, ramen in New York


I always say that ramen is one of the main reasons why I could never go vegan. I love ramen and the meatless versions I’ve had so far just never really hit the spot. Though the vegan XO Ramen at Nakamura makes even hardcore carnivores question the need for meat. I had the seasonal cold version of the XO Ramen and it was so good I still can’t believe it was actually vegan.

Nakamura, 172 Delancey St, Lower East Side, New York


Vivian July 12, 2017 - 11:41 am

Hey Sanne! Did you just say ramen?? Omigosh I definitely want to try Nakamura’s ramen! I think I can eat them all day long hehehe..New York is still on my top 5 destination list. Hopefully I will be able to visit it next year. Btw, I’m going to Japan in October and I can’t wait to try their local food (read: ramen etc.)! 🙂 xo, Vivian


Vivienne July 30, 2017 - 4:43 am

Love this post Sanne, I’m taking notes as Kent and I are travelling to the ‘big apple’ in September!!



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