On The Table II: NYC Eats

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Those of you who follow me in Instagram know I post food shots almost as often as outfits. In a city with endless dining options, how can I resist? From a cozy breakfast to unique autumnal desserts, I'm sharing some of my favorites from recent dining adventures around NYC. PS. Be sure to follow me on Zomato as well for in-depth reviews of my restaurant experiences!

1. The New Seamless.  You know when you get home after a long day and can't find the patience to cook (basically me every day)? For those living in NYC, Kitchen Surfing is offering a unique at-home dining experience that includes a personal chef, weekly schedule, and meal of your choice made with fresh ingredients. This beef tagliata and polenta dish was hands down one of the best meals I've had at home to date. Feel free to use the link here to get your first meal free!

2. Toast Two Ways.  For a cozy morning outing, the Soho classic Two Hands does it best. We went for a sweet start with avocado toast topped with chili flakes, ricotta toast topped with berries, and a side of fruit salad. Breakfast never looked (or tasted) better.

3. Hole-in-the-Wall Perfection. Hidden in the streets of LES is Soy, my new favorite stop for Japanese home cooking in the city. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for in its delicious (and reasonably-priced) dishes, especially this spicy avocado tuna bowl. It is the bestseller for a reason!

4. Popsicles & Prosecco.  A.k.a. the Instagram star of rooftop bars. My roommates and I finished off Labor Day Weekend sipping on fruity Prosecco at the Conrad Hotel's Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar. While the prices will likely make this place a one-time experience for us, I would definitely recommend stopping by for a relaxing girl's night out with a view.

5. An Italian Brunch.  Free mimosas along with an Italian brunch? Count me in. I made a rare trip up to Harlem to visit a friend and was quickly impressed by Babbalucci's hearty dishes. The Burrata pizza with cream-centered mozzarella, tomato, and basil, along with the stack of crepes, were enough to keep us stuffed and convince us to return for round two.

6. Fall-ing for Dessert. Spot Dessert Bar is ready for fall, and so am I. My foodie friend Carissa and I had the opportunity to taste the popular dessert shop's new autumn menu, and it quickly exceeded our expectations. Our favorites included the Vegan Coconut Monkey Bread, Black Truffle Hazelnut Dacquoise, and Toasted Rice Ice Cream.

7. The Classic Cheat Day. While not an unknown dining spot, a visit to the New York favorite Shake Shack is never a bad idea. If I could live off those fries without gaining a hundred pounds, believe me I would. Sometimes you just need to cheat your healthy diet for a day.

8. Japanese Inspiration. Williamsburg is home to some of my favorite New York restaurants, usually for their eclectic menu options and friendly atmospheres. House of Small Wonder has recently made it to the top of that list with its cozy European-inspired interior and Japanese-influenced dishes. My personal favorites are Sashimi Zuke Don (yes, yet another poke bowl) and Tsukune Don with Japanese meatballs and a soft egg over rice.


  1. Looks so yummy!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Photographe Gil Zetbase

  2. wooow your foodiegram so great !! and i was see your fee on instagram
    btw do you wanna following each other on instagram?? is really nice to know fashion people around the world (i was following you on ig @sabesabrina)


  3. This post makes me so hungry :D The food looks so delicious <3

  4. Gotta save this post for my next trip, amazing places and food =) Kisses

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  5. All this food looks amazing! I wish I could try them all! Can't wait to see all the other places you try :)

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

  6. NYC is my favourite place ever. What great spots. When I return to the states I'll be trying these places.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  7. First of, yay for our matching themes, haha! All the food looks so delicious. It's past midnight now and I'm tempted to go raid my fridge right now, but I know that's not the smartest idea, so I won't do it.


  8. Omg all this food looks so good!! I need to try them out and I love all the pictures!!

  9. This seriously just made me hungry all over again..and I just ate! Great post Christina!

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  10. yummy - thanx for sharing

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  11. okay, now this post made me hungry by just looking at your perfectly captured photos.
    Totally, #FoodPorn and #Foodgasm. LOL!

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com

  12. Looks so yummy!!!
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  13. Everything here looks incredibly delicious! I want to try all of it. Great photos!
    xo Kiki

  14. Looking so yummy!


  15. Great photos, you and me both love food!


  16. Yummy on top of yummy, lovely.

  17. OMGOsh the foood looook deliciouss! *_* girl you so good at these shots ;)

    Lauren xx | http://laurlauu.blogspot.co.uk

  18. You and Van have the best NYC food pics!! I would eat out soo much if I lived in NYC heheh


  19. Honestly, whenever I catch up with your instagram I swear I need a plate of food beside me, always gives me such food envy haha! These places look so good - if I ever come to NYC I'll definitely look at you blog for the best places to go :)

    Gabby xo

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  20. The food looks delicious, I would have a bite of everything!


  21. What a cool series of foodie and #fromwhereIstand photos :))

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

  22. yummy, great pics

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  23. This place was very comfortable. Restrooms at the best sports bar nyc were decent. Coming here with my friends was an amazing experience. This is my favorite place now, because of its excellent food, perfect lighting, vibrant atmosphere and great ventilation.

  24. AHH I also posted a food guide to NYC from my trip there this summer and two hands was on the list as well! I love finding cute places to have brunch and such, and will definitely try out your list when I'm back there next summer.



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