Craving some late night dim sum or traditional Chinese food, or simply want a quick, satisfying lunch? Dim Sum Palace is our go to place, as their wide selection of food makes sure that everyone will have their cravings satisfied. From beef chow fun, to soup dumplings and barbeque pork buns, you’ll want an order of everything on the menu!
With their first location opened in Midtown West in 2016, this family owned restaurant has grown to 4 locations within the city today. At a reasonable price, the good food and amazing service will leave you satisfied and over the moon. If you’re craving a late night snack, head over to this restaurant and order their incredibly delicious pork buns that are pillowy and well stuffed with bbq pork chunks. If you’re in the mood for something more filling, we recommend the young chow fried rice, as its flavorful taste will keep you wanting more.
mmend the young chow fried rice, as its flavorful taste will keep you wanting more.
While the wide selection of items on the menu can be slightly overwhelming, feel free to approach any of the staff to ask for recommendations, and they will be more than happy to assist you.
Whether you’re looking to cool down with some ice cream in the summer, or longing for a sweet treat in the winter, Van Leeuwen has got you covered. From classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate to more unique flavors like earl grey tea and honeycomb, this ice cream parlor not only has dairy rich ice cream, but also offers vegan and gluten free options.
Started in 2008 as a truck in the streets of NYC by Laura O’Neill and the VanLeeuwen brothers, Ben and Pete, they have since grown to 18 locations in New York. Started with the goal of making ice cream using simple ingredients, they aimed to satisfy the cravings of both omnivores and vegans alike.
If you’re not in the mood for a classic scoop of ice cream in a cup, this artisanal ice cream parlor also sells sundaes, milkshakes, and ice cream sandwiches! Try your creamy scoop of ice cream with one of their signature waffle cones, or topped with hot fudge, or peanut brittle dust. So stop in and enjoy a scoop of their smooth and thick ice cream!
Started in 1888, this family owned deli has since become a part of New York City’s culture and history. The deli’s slogan “Send a Salami To Your Boy In the Army” came about when the three sons of the owners were serving in the military and were sent food as a family tradition. Passed from one generation to the next, Katz deli has gone from a place where the neighborhood gathered on Fridays, to a deli serving sandwiches to tourists flocking in from all parts of the world.
Most famously known for its pastrami sandwiches, among other food items on their extensive menu, Katz is sure to be a meat lover’s paradise. The deli cures their beef over a period of 30 days, to ensure a high quality of meat. In addition to the must try mouth watering pastrami sandwich, they also offer plump, powdered sugar crepes generously stuffed with cheese, juicy hot dogs, and many other items that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
Katz has had many appearances on films and television shows, including an appearance in the 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally”. So if you’re feeling carnivorous and want an insta worthy photo with a huge sandwich from the best deli in the city, head down to Katz!
Hungry and tired after a busy day of work or exploring the city? Head over to this establishment to enjoy a quick but authentic serving of hand-pulled noodles. Try an order of their spicy cumin lamb burger, or their spicy cumin lamb noodles which skyrocketed this restaurant to fame. With a huge plate of chewy noodles and flavorful pieces of lamb soaked in delicious chilli oil, this quick meal served on a disposable plate will definitely quell your hunger pangs.
First established in 2005 as a 200 square foot basement stall in Flushing, this was the first restaurant to introduce the cuisine of Xi’an to the United States. David Shi, and his son, Jason Wang, who co-own Xi’an Famous Foods began making Xi’an foods in America because they missed the food from Xi’an. Using Wang’s grandpa’s secret recipe, the father-son duo began selling the food they cooked in the small bubble tea store they owned. Since 2005, this restaurant has grown from a small hole in the wall stall in Flushing into the 14 locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
If you’re looking for a quick fix of authentic Xi’an cuisine, Xi’an Famous Foods is definitely the place for you!
Whether you want to take a break from your afternoon stroll, simply grab a quick bite to eat, or satisfy your sweet tooth, Tomiz has a wide array of options for you to select from! From bento boxes to soft serve ice cream, this unassuming cafe is definitely a cute hangout spot. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take your food to Bryant Park to enjoy while doing some people watching, or admiring the greenery.
Originally opened as a small bakery in Fort Lee, New Jersey in 1990, they have since grown to a total of 3 locations in New York City and 1 location in New Jersey. First known as Parisienne, they pride themselves on producing fresh, handmade goods for you to enjoy at your convenience. Tomiz is constantly creating new and unique products, so you will never get tired of munching on the same items on the menu.
So, go give their incredibly instagrammable and creamy matcha and black sesame swirl soft serve in a cone!
This ramen spot is definitely a favourite, boasting quality ramen at a reasonable price. With whitewashed brick walls and dark wood floors and tables, this place makes for a classic casual ramen spot with a lovely ambience. With a solid selection of both ramen and non-ramen options, you are sure to find something you love!
From their peking duck taco which has a crispy taco shell and juicy and moist meat which almost melts in your mouth, to the unique tan-tan ramen which has a spicy coconut curry and large pieces of ground pork, this ramen spot is a must try!
As Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s brain child, this restaurant lives up to the hype, and allows those of us on a budget to experience his high-calibre cooking. Masaharu Morimoto who moved from Japan to the United States in 1985 utilizes a unique fusion in his cooking that combines Japanese color combinations with Chinese spices and Italian ingredients. While Morimoto owns several restaurants around the globe, this location is his first of Momosan Ramen & Sake, and he plans to open a second location in the city, with 2 already open in Honolulu and Seattle.
If you’re looking to get your sugar fix after a satisfying meal, Dominique Ansel Bakery is the place for you! Known as the birthplace of numerous creative pastries such as the incredibly instagrammable cronut, the cookie shot, and the mango passionfruit soft serve tacos, this place is sure to leave you spoiled for choice. The sweet, smooth cream oozing out of the cronut at the first bite and the refreshing mango soft serve melting in your mouth will leave you craving for more.
Started by Dominique, the bakery has since grown with locations in not only New York City, but also Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Although he never set out to be a chef, Dominique’s work in the kitchen first began in a local restaurant in France as an effort to help support his family. In 2006, chef Dominique moved from France to New York City with nothing but two suitcases to work as the Executive Pastry Chef for Daniel Boulud’s renowned restaurant Daniel. In 2011, he finally started his own bakery in New York City with just a team of four employees.
The cronut, a pastry part croissant and part doughnut, skyrocketed Dominique Ansel Bakery to fame. Dominique offers a new cronut flavor every month, with the flavors never repeating once the month has ended. People from all over the world line up round the block for a bite of the cream-filled, sugary glazed goodness. So stop by the birthplace of the world famous pastry, and grab a bite of the wide selection they have to offer!
Recognized for their pizza all over the world, a slice of the classic cheesy New York pizza is a must have! Joe’s pizza checks off all the boxes of the quintessential New York slice: a thin, yet pliable slice you can fold in half to consume, with browned cheesy spots formed from bubbling inside the oven.
Served on a paper plate, Joe’s is a reliable, fast and delicious option to appease your late night pizza cravings. Founded by Joe Pozzuoli from Italy in 1975, Joe’s has grown from a small corner store to now having a total of 6 locations in the city. Cooked expertly to a crispy and crunchy delight filled with flavor, Joe’s pizza definitely stands out among the hundreds of pizzerias in the city.
In addition to the classic red sauce, cheesy pizza, additional toppings like meats, vegetables, and white sauce are also available upon request. Limited seats are available at Joe’s, but you can take your gigantic slice of pizza to enjoy at the benches in the park across the street!
Nestled in a corner a short walk from the apartments is an Italian cafe, often overlooked by passersby. La Lanterna Di Vittorio was established in 1977. This hidden gem dishes out anything from a delicious, tender, pesto filled lasagna, to a tiramisu that is definitely to die for! With a close proximity to the New York University campus, NYU students can often be found sipping on their coffees.
With a lantern lit indoor garden which has a skylight roof, and a live jazz bar downstairs, this quaint restaurant’s dim lighting and cozy ambience makes the cafe a perfect spot for a date with a friend, colleague or lover. Enjoy a cheesy thin crust pizza in the cute garden sitting area with plenty of natural light, making for a perfect instagram photo opportunity!
First set up by Carlo and Marissa Antonini, La Lanterna Di Vittorio was one of the first real Italian cafes in Greenwich Village. In the mid 80s, the cafe was passed to their son to manage, who transformed the cafe from one that primarily served desserts and coffee into a full service restaurant that even includes a jazz club. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and indulge in some heavenly Italian comfort food in a relaxed setting.
Home to some of the best bagels, a stay in NYC will not be completed without a trip to one of the local bagel places. Serving the Chelsea and Astoria area since 2003, this bagel shop is loved by many locals and has much to offer. From the classic plain bagel to the cinnamon raisin and onion bagels, Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company has options that will appeal to everyone.
These bagels’ chewy exterior and fluffy interior will leave you drooling for more. Feeling extra ravenous? No worries, you can opt to add eggs, meats and cheeses to your bagel for an additional boost of protein! You can also choose from the wide array of cream cheese and spreads offered ranging from the traditional plain cream cheese to a honey bacon sriracha spread. Stop by this bagel store, just a short walk from the apartment, to grab a quick and scrumptious breakfast on the go!
Head over to this bakery just a short walk from the apartment to satiate your sweet tooth, or enjoy a bite off their array of savory goods. The delicious aroma that wafts through the bakery will instantly welcome you. With such a wide selection of goods to offer ranging from croissants to pizzas, Sullivan Street Bakery’s bombolonis are often a popular go to for customers.
Established by Jim Lahey in 1994, this bakery has been supplying over 250 New York restaurants with their baked goods. Studying in Italy as an art student, Lahey started the bakery to make the yummy breads he had grown to love but could not find in the city.
With a bright and airy space offering seating for 50 people, this bakery has grown to be a neighborhood favorite. Stop by to try a slice of square cut margherita pizza or indulge yourself in a light and fluffy bomboloni!
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Only to be found in New York City or Florida’s Disneyland, this ice cream spot offers a large assortment of flavors to satisfy your sugar cravings. First founded in 2011 by Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna, the couple hoped to create a local spot for the people of the neighborhood to form fond memories in. From well picked ingredients to carefully designed pints, this creamery offers one of the best scoops of ice cream in the city.
With the mix ins handmade in house from scratch, Ample Hills does not hold back when it comes to variety. Offering one of a kind flavors that could challenge Ben & Jerry’s, Ample Hills welcomes customers to pitch new flavors to them at Red Hook Factory, their production facility. As the first ice cream store in New York City to pasteurize on site, they pride themselves on the maximum freshness and incredible flavor of their rich, creamy ice cream. This creamery makes for an amazing treat, and an even better hang out spot for friends and family!