eat (generally casual picks)

eataly – huge new artisanal Italian food market with restaurants.

momofuku – the momofuku empire has several restaurants around nyc. in particular, momofuku noodle bar has a cool modern take on ramen, momofuku ssam bar has great fusion food! momofuku milk bar is catering our wedding cake! info on all restaurants at

parm – excellent Italian sandwiches – simple but well done!

takahachi tribeca – excellent and dependable sushi with a few inventive rolls. we like the summer roll and “bee movie”!

takahachi bakery – amazing Japanese bakery in our neighborhood at 25 murray street. if you go early in the morning, the pastries are warm, freshly out of the oven!

shake shack – go to the original madison square park location for a burger and a concrete – it’s worth the wait –

chelsea market – a great indoor market with fresh flowers, chocolate, fish, fresh food and prepared. the food network is based here!

joe’s shanghai – in chinatown. classic chinese food and the classic soup dumplings!

chinatown ice cream factory – great and uncommon flavors of ice cream, like almond cookie, black sesame, ginger, and green tea!

tamarind – one in tribeca and one in gramercy – excellent, top notch indian food.

don’s bogam – user-friendly and modern korean food in koreatown.

crif dogs – think of every permutation of hot dog that sounds tasty, and you have the menu here.

burger & barrel – soho gastropub. solid food. great drinks.

mamoun’s falafel – a nyc institution. beware of the spicy sauce.

moustache pitza – adorable middle eastern restaurant in the west village with hot fresh pita and amazing hummus and labne.

katz’s delicatessen – get your pastrami on rye and corned beef sandwich fix here!

il laboratorio del gelato – amazing gelato place very close to katz’s.

laduree – the famous parisian macaron house comes to nyc!

the doughnut plant – amazing donut flavors, like coconut cream, hazelnut, ginger, pb&j, blackout, among others. several locations.

coffee (for better or for worse, we absolutely are obsessed with coffee. these are places we go to regularly…)

café grumpy – one of our first “dates” (224 west 20th street in Chelsea and in the lower east side)

blue bottle coffee – import from the west coast! (on west 15th street near Chelsea market and at Rockefeller center)

kaffe1668 – sheep are the mascot of choice. The americano will change your life. (downtown in tribeca, 2 locations)

joe – excellent everything and fun pastries! (various locations throughout the city – union square, grand central, west village)

stumptown coffee – another west coast import! (at the ace hotel, 20 west 29th street)

ground support – intelligentsia is brewed here! (on west broadway in soho)

ninth street espresso – excellent drinks (in the lower east side and one in chelsea market)

aroma coffee – solid coffee, great food (various locations throughout the city)

surf saturdays – good coffee, good back patio. (hidden in the a store in soho, 31 crosby street)

rbc – they have a huge coffee machine called ‘the slayer’ (71 worth street, tribeca)

laughing man coffee – hugh jackman opened a teeny coffee shop in tribeca, order a flat-white like the aussies do (184 duane street)