Favorite Food Spots in NYC
BY CLARISSA MAUER
I’ve been intimidated to tackle the topic of food in NYC because how is it even possible to narrow down my favorites in one blog post. So, I thought I would start the conversation by talking specifically about the restaurants that are really special to me. These are the restaurants that are memorable for their ambiance, culture, and of course delicious cuisine.
Let’s start in Queens!
I’m not very familiar with Queens, and I know there is so much culture and delicious eats yet to be tasted, but there is one restaurant I’ve been to (one we frequent when coming home from the airport) that brings me so much comfort. Delicious pizza with unique flavor combos that provide the perfect welcome back to the city.
The Best in Brooklyn!
Sunday in Brooklyn is one of the first restaurants in Brooklyn Korey and I tried. The atmosphere is rustic and homey and their brunch offerings are delicious.
Korean food is probably my favorite cuisine. Delectable meats with the most delicious sauces, does it get any better? When we lived in Brooklyn, we discovered Haeyneo’s while trying to satisfy my Korean food craving, and let’s just say I was not disappointed and I might have requested to have my birthday dinner here.
Another favorite of mine is seafood, and I’m particularly fond of a lobster roll. St. Julivert has the tastiest lobster I’ve ever had and it’s located right next to the most darling park. Korey and I ate here on our last anniversary and it’s one of my favorite anniversary memories.
I’ve written before about Table 87 for their delicious pizza, but it’s worth mentioning twice because it’s that good. If you’re ever in Brooklyn and looking for a classic NYC experience you must visit!
Jack’s Wife Freda is one of our favorite brunch spots. The coziest atmosphere and the tastiest waffles, and if you have room for dessert, the cheesecake is so good!
Baekjeong is my K-town staple. As a Korean food fanatic, I am always in the mood for their bbq. Maybe not the best pick for a quiet dinner (the music is very loud) but it’s great if you’re having a fun night out with friends!
The most delicious Vietnamese Cuisine. in contrast to Baekjeong, if you’re looking for a nice quiet, romantic dinner, look no further than Omai. It’s one of our favorite date night spots.
We discovered this delicious Little Italy restaurant during the Feast of San Gennaro. The vodka penne is absolutely delicious, and don’t get me started on the meatballs.
Le CouCou is my favorite “fancy” restaurant. The ambiance is perfection itself and the food is the tastiest french cuisine I’ve ever had! The perfect spot for a special occasion (I may have also celebrated a birthday here!).