A Foodie’s Guide to NYC


Kristen Hunt, Writer

A typical foodie’s passion for new and exciting cafés, restaurants, and bistros comes as no surprise when dealing with some of the best restaurants in New York City. From exquisite Thai cookout to a classic slice of New York pizza, this city of food lovers has joints to satisfy people of all hungers. Here are a few places you should visit while in the Big Apple:

  1. Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

If you’re a foodie with a love for French Cuisine, Balthazar is the place for you. This brasserie sets off both a romantic and lively mood with its elegant design. Balthazar also offers many kinds of shellfish, and includes a bakery as well. Who else is craving seafood right now?

2. Tappo

 49 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

From its crispy crust to its wide selection of toppings, this cute spot can make any pizza lover happy. Tappo is a small and casual Italian eatery that provides deliciously thin-crusted pizza along with many other Italian dishes. It has over 365 reviews on Yelp, and holds a 4.0 star rating.

3. Pizza Beach

 167 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

NYC has had their share of good and bad pizza joints, so when you come across one with great food and great vibes, it can’t hurt to list another one. Pizza Beach is a Californian-style pizzeria with totally delicious food and summer vibes (hence the name).

4. Cosme

35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010

Cosme is a fresh new spot located in New York’s Flatiron District that serves contemporary Mexican-style food. According to its website, “World-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera and his team create dishes rooted in Mexican flavors and traditions, while also celebrating local and seasonal ingredients from the Hudson Valley and surrounding region.” Definitely something new and refreshing for Mexican food lovers!

5. Pure Thai Cookhouse

766 9th Ave #2, New York, NY 10019

Homemade noodles, savory stir-fries, and sticky rice…what more can you ask from a delicious Thai eatery? Pure Thai Cookhouse is an authentic restaurant that features homemade recipes and specializes in signature dishes you wouldn’t find anywhere other than Thailand itself.   

If you’re a foodie on the hunt for new places, don’t hesitate to stop at one of these great eateries–Tell them Kristen sent you!