Long weekend in NYC

where to eat and drink if you're going to NYC for the long weekend 

By: Isabella Niño

Goodbye gorgeous white sand beaches, cuban sandwiches, gator bites, and pastelitos and hello to skyscrapers, hot dogs, bagels, and Asian fusion. New York is one of those places that is likely on everyone’s list to visit. Food is one of the best parts about this city for their creativity and food innovation. These are the best spots that we consider to eat on your next long weekend in New York City.


Blossom Du Jour
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Cuisine: Vegan


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Seitan Philly Cheesesteak, Skyscraper burger, and the Benedict Wrap are some healthful, environmentally conscious and prepared quickly dishes that will attract to to make a positive impact on the environment, to indulge a new concept for delicious and nutritious 100% vegan recipes on the go.

El Cocotero
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cuisine: Venezuelan


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Arepas and other traditional Venezuelan eats such as Hallaca and Asado negro to complement with traditional street drinks like Chicha, Papelon con lemon and classic cocada is an authentic Venezuelan traditional cuisine restaurant.


The Smile
Neighborhood: NoHo
Cuisine: American


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The ultimate snow-day sandwich.

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Perfect for brunch between delicious cocktails and a classic menu of brunch-time favorites—steak and eggs, semolina belgian waffles. The self-selecting clientele drawn to the wood-ceiling spaces makes hungries a charming and tavernesque feel environment with healthy and delicious Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Little Beet Table
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Cuisine: American


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Canceling our morning meetings for this LBT breakfast spread. 🍳

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Vegetable-centric plates with a special delight where you leave stomach and tastebuds perfectly sated. Everything you eat will feel healthy, refreshing and most importantly delicious. The vegetable-forward menu with tortilla española, sesame-chili chicken salad and Shakshuka baked eggs will allow you to enjoy their food in comfort with a focus on being healthful with whole foods.


Pio Pio
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Cuisine: Latin American/ Peruvian


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Dishing out huge portions of marinated mixture of rotisserie chicken with delicious green sauce. Enjoy your meal with Peruvian beer and other key ingredients. Plus, it’s big enough to share with two people.

Neighborhood: Midtown West
Cuisine: Japanese

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An authentic Japanese experience with a casual basement restaurant and mostly Japanese staff the menu offers a wide variety, but some of the highlights include the namesake rice bowl, chicken katsu curry with a rich beef sauce and sizzling crab omelets drenched in seafood juice.


Bouchon Bakery & Café
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Cuisine: French


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Chef  Thomas Keller’s cafe serves high-end sandwiches and desserts. In addition to the bakery counter with a variety of French-worthy pastries options they also offer a casual Café with table service and seasonal menu featuring soups, salads, and entrees.


Casa Mono
Neighborhood: Union Square
Cuisine: Spanish


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Authentic Spanish inspired tapas bar restaurant, you’ll enjoy their extensive tapas style menu, several varieties including razor clams a la plancha and bone marrow with tomato jam and pickled sandia. Sit directly at the bar in front of the grill and experience how plates are cooked a la plancha with all its smoky flavors.

Bemelmans’ Bar
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cuisine: Bars

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Come any evening and enjoy a well prepared “old fashioned” bar snacks and light meals and to complement you meal the majestic piano playing will make your experience even more pleasant.


Umami Sushi
Neighborhood: West Village
Cuisine: Japanese

Looking something different than your regular tuna or salmon sushi. Amberjack nigiri with turnip, Uni nigiri, and zake tuna special roll are some of the dishes that you may enjoy with a modern interpretation of classic insistence by using high quality ingredients.

Joe’s Shanghai
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cuisine: Shanghainese

Navigating Chinatown’s chaotic quarters can feel daunting, but you shouldn’t miss the signature soup dumplings and crab pork meat this two special dishes are worth the trip alone.