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Top 10 Places to Eat Out in New York

We’re pretty confident that your stomachs will be rumbling after visiting all of the must-see places in New York. Next on the agenda is glorious food, so we have compiled a list of the best places to dine in when in the city that never sleeps.

Junior’s Restaurant

A diner with a twist and a few locations in New York, nothing beats eating at its landmark location on Cheesecake Corner. Once you step through the doors, you’ll see memorabilia and a full-service bar. Customers will be delighted with their expansive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bakery is still operating and serves unforgettable Danish and freshly baked rolls throughout the day.

Some of the most popular items on the menu that you need to try are cheesecake, deli sandwiches, steakburgers, chicken, ribs, and fish. They have an under-12 Junior menu featuring food that kids will especially love, such as grilled cheese and chicken fingers.

Harlem Shake

Be transported back in time in this 50’s diner, complete with twirling stools and chrome. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make the experience as authentic as possible, you can come decked in 50’s retro attire too. Fill your stomachs with dressed chips, hot dogs, sandwiches, root beer floats, soft-serve ice cream, heavily seared smash burgers, and whipped-cream topped shakes.

You’ve never been to Harlem Shake unless you’ve tried their signature shakes. Don’t worry. They thought of the parents too so beers and mimosas are available.

Bubby’s

Home to some of the city’s best pancakes, Bubby’s has offerings that will delight adults, kids, and the kids in all of us. With an endless list of kid-friendly dishes such as bacon mac ‘n cheese, burgers, and crispy chicken biscuits, it’s easy to see why many families go to Bubby’s to satisfy their hunger. No one does it better than Bubby’s in classic American cooking. 

An insider tip for families travelling to New York, no meal is complete in Bubby’s without tasting their famous pies. After all, the eatery started as a pie company in 1990. There’s a lot to choose from, but a few crowd favourites are Peanut Butter Chocolate, Local Apple, Key Lime, and Michigan Sour Cherry.

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

There’s plenty to keep kids interested when visiting Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain. A longtime New York staple, it’s housed in a former apothecary store that dates a few centuries back. It opened its doors to customers in 2010 and has since become a prominent feature of the Big Apple, loved by locals and tourists alike.

With an extensive food offering, you can never go wrong when dining there with the family.  A few things to look forward to are homemade sodas, pastries, sandwiches, and of course, milkshakes,

Roberta’s

Famous for their imaginative take on the classic pizza, Roberta’s is where you go if you want to try something new and unconventional. Excite your taste buds with unique pizza flavours with funny names such as Cheesus Christ, Bee Sting and Li’l Stinker. They also have salads, burgers, ribs, sandwiches, and desserts.

Share a classic pizza with the family, or better yet, be adventurous with your selection. Don’t even worry if your child is a picky eater because kids can create their pizza with over 20 toppings.

Eddie’s Sweet Shop

The oldest ice cream parlour in the city where time stands still, Eddie’s Sweet Shop was opened in 1909 on a busy corner of Metropolitan Avenue. This anachronistic diner has soda pulls, twirling stools, and red leatherette upholstery. Adults and children love the interiors. The variety of ice cream flavours served with generous amounts of toppings and syrups is something that nobody can ever complain about.

A must-try is the gigantic classic sundae with homemade whipped cream, hot fudge, and a cherry. Order the white chocolate classic sundae and thank us later.

Alice’s Tea Cup

An excellent option for families with little girls, going to Alice’s Tea Cup is like being given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the Hatter’s Tea Party. The whimsical teahouse is just a short walk away from Central Park Zoo, the perfect place for a meal after exploring the park! The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. In addition, they have afternoon tea, as well as a menu for kids.

Remember to make a reservation if you’re visiting during busy times or if you want to be seated immediately.

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

Widely considered the best Italian restaurant in all of New York that offers exceptional value for money, Carmine’s is famous for its enormous portions and flavourful food. There are two restaurants in New York, one located on the Upper West Side and another in Times Square. The latter is the busier of the two and there is always a wait regardless of the time of year, so make reservations to walk right in.

Their Kids Menu is perfect for children aged eight and younger. Aside from the traditional pasta dishes, they have various flavours for more adventurous palates.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Just right outside Times Square on Broadway, Ellen’s Stardust Diner boasts immensely talented servers who serenade diners with a variety of Broadway tunes. Admittedly, the food isn’t as spectacular as the other places on this list but the entertainment alone gives families enough reasons to come back again and again. Don’t worry about seating as the performers walk around the restaurant as they sing.

Consider visiting during breakfast hours when it’s not as crowded. Keep in mind that they don’t accept reservations. Avoid going on Sundays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, as it usually gets quite busy during lunch hours.

Katz’s Delicatessen

This 130-year-old Jewish deli serves non-Kosher food and is the home of arguably one of the best hotdogs in town. The selection of sliced meats, which includes tongue, turkey, corned beef, and pastrami, to name a few, will make your mouth water and are both equally delicious whether in hand-carved heaps or on a sandwich. Pick from a range of sodas to compliment your sandwich, and oh, did we mention that pickles are free?

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