Manhattan | The Food Guide

bbridgeHere’s where I get into the good stuff – where we ate in Manhattan! From iconic pizza slices and street cart pretzels to rooftop cocktails and Instagram worthy food spots – you can find it all in New York…

These are some of the spots we either stumbled across or were recommended to try!

A.O.C. L’aile ou la Cuisse

?314 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA

A corner of Paris in the heart of Greenwich Village. We decided to eat here on our last night of the trip after getting caught in an awful rain storm we quickly stumbled into this cosy looking restaurant. Safe to say we all thought it was the best meal of the week, with the most delicious authentic French cuisine, cosmopolitan cocktails all round and delicious creme brulee deserts, we left feeling full and happy with our choice to eat here!




Andrews Coffee Shop

?463 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA

If you’re looking for an all American diner then this is the place for you. Andrews Coffee Shop serves breakfast, lunch and dinner but we went in specifically for a stack of American pancakes. The options were endless with plenty of options to swap and change toppings/fillings – I ended up going to chocolate chip with fruit on top…


Manhattan Deli’s (left)

Just like in the films/TV shows, the New York deli’s sell a bit of everything, from takeaway coffee and muffins to jam-packed subs. We picked up breakfast a few times in various delis when we were on the go. An avocado, bacon and egg bagel with a coffee cost less than $6, so ideal if you’re travelling on a budget!

?All over Manhattan (literally on every corner!)

Cookshop (Right)

A quirky restaurant/bar not far from The High Line, we stopped here on Thanksgiving Day as we scoured the streets for somewhere that was open and serving drinks. We stopped here for a little while to warm up and had a few cocktails while the locals around us all tucked into beautiful looking Thanksgiving dishes!

?156 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdales, New York (and other locations)

Magnolia Bakery is pretty iconic of New York with its typical American bakery atmosphere and beautifully iced cakes. Just check out their Instagram page for some serious cupcake envy.

?1000 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA


BLACKBARN Cafe and Bar

If you’re into home interiors then BLACKBARN is the place for you. We just stopped here for some cocktails after a lot of shopping but they also have a restaurant away from the bar that provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had a fair few rounds of drinks in here which set up our appetites for the food on offer around Chelsea Market.
? 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA




Chelsea Market 

Honestly, I wish we had visited Chelsea Market before our very last afternoon as we wanted to try it all. Estelle and I went for Calzone from Filaga and mum and Carole opted for bagels from Davidovich. These were our last few hours in NYC before heading to the airport and think its safe to say we spent them wisely…

? 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

and finally, Butler

If you read my post New York City | Avoiding the Tourist Traps *kinda* then you would’ve seen me mention Butler. I thought it deserved a mention on here even though it’s not in Manhattan, it seems a shame to miss it out of my food guide. Butler is a cafe/restaurant offering beautifully presented lunches and brunches alongside fresh coffees and other hot drinks.

? 40 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


This is just a selection of the places we found to eat, but as expected there’s almost every cuisine on every street – it’s a foodies heaven! Have you been to New York before? Where did you love to eat?

Thanks for reading!

-Amelia x



  1. February 1, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    Wonderful read! Wish we could eat one of those sausage rolls again right now!! x

    • ameliagilmoreblog
      February 2, 2019 / 1:15 pm

      Me too!! That coffee shop was my absolute favourite!?

  2. February 3, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    Omgosh you ate at some many Instagram-worthy places – I am so jealous! Also, I admire your dedication to taking photographs of the food before consuming them as I would not be able to resist. I actually did not have a single bagel whilst in NYC although I definitely did eat at Olive Garden a bit too often! What was your favourite restaurant? xx

    • ameliagilmoreblog
      February 6, 2019 / 10:47 am

      Oh don’t worry- there were plenty of things that got eaten before I took a photo! My favourite was A.O.C. L’aile ou la Cuisse, it was out last meal of the trip and everything we ate was delicious!

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