Best Coffee in Manhattan

best tasting coffee in ManhattanBest Coffee in Manhattan I was careful with the headline because this article is solely about the best tasting cups of coffee in the city. Beware of coffee bars that have beautiful art on the walls, free wifi, clean bathrooms, places to sit, but disappoint with average coffee.

And lastly I’m not including any places that are well-know for selling good muffins, scones or pastries but pair with mediocre, over-priced coffee.

The shops listed below provide a selection of quality beans, each variety custom roasted, freshly ground and expertly brewed. Since all the shops are excellent, I have decided to list them geographically from downtown going north.

Oren’s
Excellent coffee shop in business since 1986.
Financial District, 135 William St, at Fulton St.
Other Location: Upper East Side, 985 Lexington Ave., at 71st St.
Pastry Upper East Side I love Lady M Creations, 41 E 78th St, near Madison Avenue.

La Colombe
You won’t find T-shirts, CDs, or coffee mugs, so they can concentrate on coffee.
Tribeca, 319 Church St, at Lispenard St.
Other locations: SoHo, and NoHo.
Pastry SoHo I go to Balthazar Bakery, on Spring Street near Crosby.

Roasting Plant
Beans stored in clear pneumatic tubes are swooshed to grinder for the freshest
cup of coffee. Seats 4 people.
Lower East Side, 81 Orchard St, bet. Broome & Grand Street.
Best cupcakes nearby at Sugar Sweet Sunshine, 126 Rivington St
Other Location: 75 Greenwich Ave, corner of 7th Ave.

Stumptown
Brings West Coast flavor from Portland to the Big Apple.
Greenwich Village, 30 West 8th St, MacDougal Street.
Great cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery, West 10th Street & Bleecker.
Other Location: Ace Hotel, 18 West 29 St.

9th Street Espresso
Specializes in hand-crafted espresso, and sells brewed coffee.
Chelsea, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, at 15th St.
Other Locations: Lombardy Hotel, 109 East 56th St.

Irving Farm
Local roaster from Hudson Valley, New York.
Midtown East, Grand Central Terminal, 42nd Street & Vanderbilt, Lower Level
Other Locations: 71 Irving Place, bet. East 18-19 St., and 88 Orchard St, at Broome.

Best Coffee in Manhattan gives you the best tasting coffee places when you need that caffeine kick and flavor all in the same cup. I will update this posting when I discover new openings.

Written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker,
and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

Food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo or Little Italy, and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours visit famous landmarks and historic points of interest.

Written up by the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
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Walking Tours NYC

walking tours nycWalking Tours NYC is a great way to see and taste the Big Apple. A walking tour to Greenwich Village for example, allows you to experience the neighborhood differently, than just coming down for dinner and then taking a taxi to your next location.

You’ll see attractions and iconic landmarks close-up and because you’re walking you’ll take in the locations in a slower different light. And to further enhance a walking tour, I would recommend a food walking tour, to add the sense of taste, of new and the best foods available only in New York City.

When you visit Joe’s Pizza for one of the best thin-sliced pizzas in New York, you’ll know it immediately a few steps from the entrance from its heavenly fragrance. The delicious smell of pizza dough cooking plus the aroma of tomatoes mingled with mozzarella cheese, awaiting that first tempting bite.

Joe’s has been satisfying customers seeking fresh delicious pizza since the 1970’s. It’s so popular that lines come out the door at lunch time, and late at night just as the bars are closing. And make sure you have gelato at Grom on the corner before you leave the area.

Or perhaps you’ll want to visit Little Italy, a neighborhood well-known for so many Italian immigrants who came to America seeking a new home in the early 1900’s.
Then the neighborhood stretched for 16 blocks, today many Italians have moved to the suburbs and the neighborhood is now only 3 blocks long on Mulberry Street.
But luckily the best place for a cannoli hasn’t closed or moved away. It’s Ferrara, on Grand Street, where thousands are sold everyday, keeping the bakers busy supplying fresh cannolis to the presentation cases.

If you cross Canal Street leaving Little Italy you’ll enter Chinatown. A busy and bustling neighborhood filled with thousands of shoppers and interesting shops.
If you’re an ice-cream lover I would recommend the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Bayard Street, a family owned business for since the 1970’s. Their Asian inspired flavors like leeche, green tea, and red bean are flavors you won’t anywhere else.

Walking tours NYC gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll get to see famous New York attractions, plus taste local foods only available in New York City, a true food lovers paradise.

Walking food tours are a perfect way to see great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo, or Little Italy and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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New York Walking Tours

New York Walking Tours
New York Walking Tours combines 3 of my favorite hobbies are walking, eating and people watching. First I pick a location, let’s say Chelsea and then I pick 2 places to eat in the neighborhood, with a third stop at a public park for a leisurely rest or sometimes a heavenly sweet from a local bakery. The venues below are in different neighborhoods, you’ll get extra points if you can hit all the places in 1 day, multiple food stops the very best in New York Walking Tours.

Today we go in search of the best gourmet markets. The 5 choices are all in different neighborhoods, extra points if you hit 2 neighborhoods in 1 walking tour. Heads up, they’re all great people watching venues. Bon appetit!

Chelsea Market
Chelsea Neighborhood

This is a must see, it’s a gourmet food court, with some of the city’s best shops. Ronnybrook Farm is a real working farm in upstate New York, their retail store has farm-fresh ice cream. Amy’s Bread, you’ve got to taste it to believe it. Lobster Place is the place for fresh New England lobster. 9th Avenue & West 15th Street.

2nd Location: It’s time for a sinful sweet, check out the éclair at La Bergamote, a French bakery at 177 9th Ave, corner of West 20th St.

Eataly
Flatiron District

The newest player on the gourmet foods scene, Eataly is a concept led by chefs Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich and Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti. it is over 50,000 square feet of fresh produce, cheeses, meat, fish, multiple restaurants and thousands of imported products. 200 5th Avenue, corner of 23rd St.

2nd Location: I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the mood for hand-made chocolates, I head to LA Burdick, 5 East 20th St.

Murry’s Cheese
Greenwich Village

If you fancy yourself a foodie or simply a cheese-lover, you must visit Murray’s, New York City’s oldest (and best) cheese shop. Go simply to browse and indulge in samples of cheese from around the world. 254 Bleecker Street, West of 6th Avenue.

2nd Location: You won’t have far to walk, for the best cannoli in the city, across the street at Rocco’s, 243 Bleecker.

Russ and Daughters
Lower East Side

Since 1914, Russ & Daughters has been supplying New Yorkers with their breakfast and brunch favorites specifically incredible bagels, smoked fish, caviar and now a wide selection of specialty foods. 179 East Houston Street near 1st Avenue.

2nd Location: This one is a tie, 2 places you must visit. Katz’s Deli, for a pastrami or corned beef sandwich, 205 East Houston, corner of Ludlow St, and get an ice cream or gelato across the street at Il Labortorio del Gelato, 188 Ludlow, corner of East Houston.

Dean and Deluca
SoHo

Dean and Deluca has expanded from its Soho flagship to an internationally recognized gourmet food purveyor. The store is worth a visit, donuts from the Doughnut Plant, and great prepared foods to go. 560 Broadway corner of Prince St.

2nd Location: Balthazar Restaurant is great and beautiful, be sure to pop in for a look, and just to right of the entrance is the bakery, where copious amounts of butter and chocolate create Le Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Written by Bruce Scher, owner and licensed Tour Guide of WalkingToursManhattan.com Combine your sightseeing experience with a walking food tour. Visit major landmarks and taste delicious, foods in the city’s best local shops and Zagat-rated restaurants.
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Best Burgers NYC

best burgers nycBest Burgers NYC is a very competitive arena, pitting some old-school burger flippers versus the new-schoolers. I believe Shake Shake started the trend to quality burgers and many, many new restaurants keep opening and continue to expand this iconic meal. I have not placed them in any special order, so a visit to all 7 places is needed, for you to declare the winner in this burger throwdown.

B & B Wine Bar
Great burger tied for the People’s Choice award at the New York City Wine and Food Festival’s Blue Moon Burger Bash. Upscale pub/restaurant atmosphere with very good beers and wines. 25 West Houston Street, west of Broadway, Greenwich Village

Minetta Tavern
Must try the most expensive burger in NYC, the Black Label sells for $26. Insiders say in addition to the quality dry aged rib steak blend from Pat LaFrieda, it’s the clarified button dripped over the top that makes it taste so great. Very famous writers bar, with original outside look from the 1950’s, with new updated interior, kitchen and staff. 113 Macdougal Street, bet. West 3rd Street and Bleecker St.Greenwich Village

Shake Shack
Started in 2004 by veteran restaurateur Danny Meyers who owns the very upscale restaurant Union Square Cafe. This was one of the first burgers that was fresh, with high-quality ingredients, at a reasonable price. Go to their first location in MadisonSquarePark, at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, check out other locations around the city. Flatiron District

PJ Clarke
The real deal in the world of quality burgers. Opened in 1868 this restaurant is one of the oldest in New York City, and an iconic institution with a genuine New York presence. Nat King Cole called their bacon cheeseburger, the Cadillac of burgers in 1950. Serves an excellent Bloody Mary. 915 3rd Avenue, bet. East 55th & 56th Sts. Midtown East

The Little Owl
Joey Campanaro’s signature dish is the delicious gravy meatball slider, but if you prefer a traditional hamburger, you will love every bite. A tiny gem of a place located on a quiet tree lined street. Make sure you check out the Friends apartment house opening shot from the television show. 90 Bedford St. at Grove Street. Greenwich Village.

Burger Joint
Have been coming to this delicious burger dive for years, the original location is in the upscale Parker Meridien Hotel. It’s tricky to find this speakeasy type restaurant, which adds to the fun, it’s hidden behind a curtain, just ask, mostly everyone knows the secret location! No alcohol sold in the hotel location. Parker Meridien Hotel, 119 West 56, bet. 6th & 7th Aves. Midtown West. And 33 West 8th Street, bet. 6th Avenue & Macdougal St.Greenwich Village

Corner Bistro
A food critic for the lofty New York Times put this establishment on the burger map in 1977. A decent burger served on a paper plate, in this old-fashioned dive bar. 331 West 4th Street, East of 8th Avenue. Greenwich Village

The Spotted Pig
Owned by celebrity chef April Bloomfield, the cheeseburger is the signature dish for the restaurants Michelin star. 314 West 11th Street, bet. Hudson & Greenwich Street. Greenwich Village.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo, or Little Italy and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.

Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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Walk Talk Lunch Meetings New York

Group eatingDid you know your desk chair is killing you? As innocent as it looks, your desk chair may be threatening your life and the success of your business. Walk talk lunch meetings New York may be your ticket to health.

The American cancer Society reports if you sit 6 hours or more a day, you’re likely to die at a younger age, than someone who sits only 3 hours a day.

There are many benefits to getting up at lunch time and taking a walk. First you’re doing something positive for your health. Not only will your back thank you, but you will increase the blood not only through your legs but up to the brain as well.

It’s one of the best ways to problem solve. By going for a casual walk around the parking lot, your creative juices will start to flow, and you just may think of a fresh idea in your new surroundings. It’s an old prescription but true today, of being able to think on your feet, and let your ideas flow.

It’s a great way to socialize and build team spirit. You can start the ball rolling by asking coworkers in your department if they would like to join you for a walking lunch. I’ve found eating a sandwich is the best food to bring on an outdoor walk and talk, because it’s portable and can be eaten with one hand.

Or you can post a schedule on your company’s bulletin board, inviting co-workers to sign-up on a particular day. Where you walk is really secondary, on a quiet road with as little as traffic as possible is a great place to start. Just get up and get moving.

Even if you work in a small office, and can’t find a co-walker to join you, do it yourself. Not only are you increasing the quality of life for your back and circulation,
but you will find mentally, for such a small effort it’s quite invigorating and stimulating.

And it’s a must when you travel out of town for company meetings. I have several clients that come to New York for business, and arrange for me to meet them outside their event location at lunch hour. From there I take them to several local restaurants where we pick up iconic local New York foods, and eat it as we walk to the next food venue.

My clients have told me just being able to walk and eat for 1 hour makes such a difference, they feel alert and energized for the afternoon session.
Walk talk lunch meetings New York a new way to great foods and a healthier life.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo, or Little Italy and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

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Bagel Wars NYC

Bagel & LoxBagel Wars NYC because New York City is the bagel capital of the world. In the early 1900′s the Lower East Side had over 100 bagel stores, today they have one. The bagel makers at the turn of the century were so large and organized, they had their own union. We still have many goods ones, but here are the truly great ones.

If you live, work, or visit the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Greenwich Village or Chelsea, you’re lucky to have one of the best bagel shops within your grasp. I’ve narrowed down all the contenders to only 3, but the remaining three were so good, there was no distinct winner, so I called it a dead-heat. Here are the winners of the coveted Best Bagel award.

Murray’s Bagels
Traditional techniques with the highest quality ingredients available, tastes like you’re biting into heaven. Large supply of customers all day, usually guarantees a warm or hot one. Bonus, also makes a great chocolate pudding too! 500 6th Ave, bet. 12-13 Streets. 242 8th Ave, bet. 22-23 Streets.

Absolute Bagels
This is my hands down winner on the Upper West Side. A real hole in the wall, but the bagel has a crunchy exterior yielding to a pillowy interior. 2788 Broadway, bet. 107-108 Streets.

H & H Bagels East
Not to be confused with H & H Bagels West, which had to close both locations due to the Tax Man. They’re fluffy with the perfect glossy crust that’s not to hard. 1551 2nd Ave, bet. 80-81 Streets.

Hudson Bagels
Great shop in Greenwich Village, bagels are correctly boiled first then baked. Located on a beautiful street, you might get lucky and nail the bench outside. 502 Hudson Street, corner Christopher St.

Two honorable mentions in Brooklyn and Queens
Bagel Oasis, Flushing
Bagel Hole, Park Slope

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Food Truck Eats Manhattan

Food TruckFood Truck Eats Manhattan

Food truck eats Manhattan are a trend that has grown tremendously since they first rolled onto the NY food scene in 2007. They have TV shows on the food networks and they’re annual awards for the best foods called the Vendy. Now there are over 50 in New York City alone, vying for coveted spaces to park without being ticketed and harassed by NYPD. Check the websites for latest locations.

Wafels & Dinges

One of the earliest pioneers of the food truck industry started in 2007. Wafels you know, dinges are Belgium for toppings. These freshly made wafels come with whipped icream, ice cream, nutella and other choices that can be mixed.

Calexico

Excellent California presentation of Mexican foods. Started with one cart in SoHo, now has a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Van Leeuwen

High-quality artisan ice cream sold all-year round. Trucks hang in West Village and SoHo, now has a restaurant in East Village and Brooklyn.

Schnitzel & Things

Early truck vendor started in 2007 serving Austrian schnitzels, hand-pounded cutlets of chicken or veal. Opened mid-town restaurant.

Dessert Truck

Another early purveyor of sweets started in 2007 by a former pastry chef. Known to hang on Astor Place. Has opened restaurant on the Lower East Side.

Food Truck Eats Manhattan are mostly located in mid-town Manhattan because office workers are the major market during the week. Also check their Twitter page latest locations, because of parking rules in NYC they may have to move locations because of traffic enforcement agents.

New York City food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo, or Little Italy and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

Article written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2007.

If you’re interested in walking food tours;
Please visit our website: http://walkingtoursmanhattan.com

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Where to Eat in Times Square

Where to eat Times Square

Where to eat Times SquareWhere to eat in Times Square answers the question when going to see a Broadway show. Times Square represent a wide variety of cuisines, this list covers the best New York iconic restaurants and the better ethnic choices.

If you’re going to a show at 8 p.m., make a 6 p.m. reservation to give yourselves time to enjoy your meal and still get to the theater before the show starts. Or go after 8pm for a more relaxed dinner. Bon appetit.

Le Rivage
Favorite French institution for over 30 years, located on street called Restaurant Row.
340 W 46th St, bet. 8 & 9 Ave.

Carnegie Deli
Famous Broadway restaurant known for its overstuffed pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.
854 7th Ave, at 55th St.

The Kati Roll<
Modest restaurant offering authentic tastes of India at a budget price.
49 West 39th St, bet, 5 & 6 Ave.

Don Antonio Pizza
Excellent choice for thin-crust pizza, freshest cheese and sauce, cooked in a wood burning oven.
309 West 50th St, bet. 8 & 9 Ave.

Shake Shack
Has taken New York by storm for its high quality hamburger at a modest price. Has opened several locations but the line can be long at peak times.
691 8th Ave, near 44th St.

Sardi’s
A famous Broadway theatre venue most known for the hundreds of caricatures that hang on the walls, best after 8pm.
234 W 44th St, bet. 7 & 8 Ave.

Esca
For many, this Southern Italian trattoria is the best restaurant in the theater district, with Mario Batali behind the scenes.
402 West 43 St, bet. 9 & 10 Ave.

Becco
People flock to here because of co-owner Lidia Bastianich and to enjoy the all you can eat pasta specials.
355 West 46th St (8th Ave)

Churrascaria Platforma
Expensive delicious and fun Brazilian prix-fixe includes endless grilled meats and an extensive salad bar.
316 West 49th Street bet. 8th/9th Ave

Kodama
Affordable Japanese and sushi served in a simply decorated venue in a great location.
301 West 45th St. (8th Ave)

Virgil’s
Good choice for barbecue, including Memphis ribs and Carolina pulled pork.
152 West 44th Street (Bdwy/6th Ave)

Toloache
Mexican food is fresh and flavorful.
251 West 50th Street (Broadway/8th)

Written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2008.

Food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo Little Italy, or the Brooklyn Bridge, and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours visit famous landmarks and historic points of interest.

Written up by the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York. Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

If you’re interested in Manhattan walking tours;
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NYC Food Tours Steakhouses

NYC Food Tours Steakhouses

NYC Food Tours SteakhousesMore people are eating healthier these days, certainly including more chicken and fish in their meal options. Although beef consumption has fallen in the past 15 years, premium Prime steaks still remains a best seller.

NYC food tours steakhouses explores Manhattan’s best houses of beef, because it’s all about trying different restaurants and just not blindly returning to your same old haunt time after time. You will be pleasantly surprised visiting as many as you can for a more informed overall choice.

The steak house became a popular men’s bastion in the 1950’s, with its dark-wood paneling, dim lighting and thick carpeting. Still is the center of many expense account business meetings.

So whether you’re on vacation and feel like splurging, maybe you haven’t had a great steak in a while. Or perhaps you are a steak lover and in search of the proper sear, crusty on the top and juicy inside, NYC food tours will help you find that perfect steak.

New York has always been known as one of the best places in the country to find quality steak houses, and here are the top 5 in the city;

Peter Luger
Consistently voted one of the top steak houses in the city, with great side dishes to match. Its décor leaves much to be desired, but you’re not coming here for the atmosphere. Two things you should know, they only accept cash, and they are located in Brooklyn, right over the Manhattan bridge.
178 Broadway bet. Driggs & Bedford Ave.

Sparks
One of the most popular steakhouses located near the UN building. Went from busy to always packed when Mafia Don Paul Castellano was murdered just steps from the entrance. Mr. Castellano knew his beef, he owned a legitimate meat packing business, so people assumed if Big Paulie ate here, the food must be great.
210 E 46th St, bet. 2nd & 3rd Avenue

Quality Meats
Newer and more modern than most of the other places, plus excellent service combined for
an elegant experience. Blocks from the Plaza Hotel, and a nightcap at the Champagne Bar.
57 West 58 St, bet 5th & 6th Ave.

Ben & Jacks
Former long-time waiters at Peter Luger’s left with meat wholesalers contacts for a new start-up in the Flatiron District. Great spot for nightcap is 230 5th Avenue rooftop bar on the 20th floor.
230 5th Avenue, near 28th St.

Wolfgangs
Another former alum, a headwaiter from Peter Luger is an excellent choice and growing mightily. Has 2 locations in midtown, but try the Tribeca location for a real night out. Have a nightcap at Robert Deniro’s Tribeca Grill.
400 Greenwich St, near Vessey St.

Written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker, and licensed tour guide, in business since 2008.

Food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo, or Little Italy and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours include a full meal and visit famous historic points of interest.

Written up in the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York. Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

If you’re interested in a walking food tour in Manhattan;
Please visit our website: http://walkingtoursmanhattan.com

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New York City Brunch

New York City Brunch

New York City BrunchSunday brunch is what many of us look forward to on the weekends. I have picked the best restaurants all over town specializing in brunch from Midtown to the Lower East Side. The plus in the headline is for a second stop for desert after brunch. Great way to visit 2 spots in 1 fun outing.

New York City brunch restaurants chosen here all have excellent food, so you’ll find all your favorite brunch foods, and if you’re in the mood for adventure, definitely some new items to tempt you. Since food is our main reason for the visit, I will mention places close by also well-known for their sweets.

Blue Note – Greenwich Village
One of the city’s premier jazz clubs since 1981, outstanding talent, comfortable chairs and good food. 131 West 3rd St, bet. 6th Ave, & MacDougal St.
After brunch: Visit Rocco’s an old time Italian bakery noted for their cannoli.
243 Bleecker St, bet. Carmine & Cornelia St.

Prune – East Village
Owned by chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton, serving her signature style of eggs, and Dutch pancakes to the throngs that line up early in the morning. 54 East 1st St, bet. 1 & 2 Ave.
After brunch: Go to Butter Lane, one of the better cupcake bakeries. Fun place where you can choose your cake and desired topping.
123 East 7th St, bet. 1 & A.

Clinton Street Baking – Lower East Side
A very popular and super busy spot serving high-quality panicakes and egg dishes, don’t forget to try their bacon. 4 Clinton Street, bet. East Houston & Stanton St.
After Brunch: Head over to Il Labortorio del Gelato, for excellent gelato and sorbet.
188 Ludlow St, corner of East Houston

Beaumarchais – Greenwich Village
Very popular destination in the Meat-Packing District for models and celebrity sightings. Add good food and alcohol to the mix, and it’s quite a party atmosphere. 409 West 13th St, bet. 9th Ave. & Washington St.
After Brunch: You won’t need any help find a gourmet desert in the Chelsea Market.
75 9th Ave, bet. West 15 & 16 St.

Clement – Midtown
In the Peninsula Hotel, an elegant location, superb service, stunning décor, and excellent food. Worthy for a special occasion. 700 Fifth Ave, West 55th St.
After Brunch: Go to the Time Warner Center for Bouchon Bakery, you’ll thank me later.
10 Columbus Circle, entrance on 8th Ave, bet. West 58-59 St.

Balthazar– SoHo
Beautiful French bistro will remind you of Paris even if you’ve never been. Great food and service.
After Brunch: Pop into their retail bakery next door for bread and pastries.
80 Spring St, bet. Broadway & Crosby St.

Written by Bruce Scher, owner of Walking Tours Manhattan, native New Yorker,
and licensed tour guide, in business since 2008.

Food tours are a perfect way to walk around great neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo Little Italy, or the Brooklyn Bridge, and eat in iconic New York shops and restaurants. All tours visit famous landmarks and historic points of interest.

Written up by the New York Times, CBS New York, and Time Out New York.
Receives 5 stars from Trip Advisor. Member New York City Tourist Board.

If you’re interested in a Manhattan walking tours;
Please visit our website: http://walkingtoursmanhattan.com

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