TLMxNYC: Best Places to Eat in New York City – No. 1

Best Places to Eat in New York NYC

To keep up with this series, follow the hashtag #TLMxNYC, and click on the link in the category bar.

Since I now live in one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, I thought I should share tips and tricks, guides of things to do, best places to eat and drink, and where to go to have a good time in New York City. To keep up with this series, follow the hashtag #TLMxNYC, and click on the link in the category bar. Of course, we’re starting this New York City guide off with a food-related post.

Below you’ll find a few places that I’ve eaten recently and either have gone back to or definitely will go back to in the future. Being from New Orleans automatically makes me an expert on good food, so trust me, you won’t be disappointed with these recommendations.

Starting from the top left and continuing in the clockwise direction, these are the restaurants you won’t want to skip during your next trip to New York City. Here are the best places to eat at in New York City.

Hotel Chantelle – Lower East Side

Located in the Lower East Side atop a nightclub, this French-styled restaurant is an experience in itself. The rooftop is retractable, the patrons fashionable, and the DJ plays all of your favorite songs. I went there for a friend’s birthday brunch and the food was so good. I ordered steak and eggs to revive me from the birthday celebration the night before, and I enjoyed every bite. I tried a bite of the lobster benedict that my friend ordered and it was amazing. I can’t wait to go back to order my own. Just a tip, make reservations ahead of time as it is very busy. We had a reservation and still had to wait a little while, but it was worth it!

Egg Shop – Little Italy

The concept of Egg Shop is so simple but so genius. They just really love eggs. They have perfected how to prepare them and me and many others have fallen head over hills for them. I customized my sandwich with black forest bacon, soft scrambled eggs, and cheese on their buttermilk biscuit and I have to say that that was the best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever eaten. I haven’t been for dinner yet but they serve breakfast all day and add entrees like burgers, salads, and fried chicken at night.

Dean & Deluca – Multiple Locations

Dean & Deluca is an upscale supermarket that specializes in healthy and gourmet foods. There are a few locations but I loved popping in to get sushi here when I worked in SoHo. Though I haven’t been in a while, this is a place I’ll revisit whenever I’m in the neighborhood. They also have really good coffee and sweet treats!

Friedman’sMultiple Locations

During the cooler months, I love to eat soup. My favorite cold weather or rainy day meal is grilled cheese and tomato soup. On one of those days this past winter, I discovered Friedman’s and I was pleasantly surprised. For some reason, this restaurant gives me southern vibes.  There are a few locations but I like the one in Chelsea Market when I’m just shopping and exploring one of my favorite neighborhoods. I’m also really interested in visiting for brunch.