1. Chelsea Market
So – If you LOVE good quality foods and urban design, Chelsea Market is surely something you will appreciate. It’s stunning rough New York style decor makes for an incredible creative environment, where upcoming artists thrive in showing off their latest creations, all whilst the smell of fresh, homemade pasta and pastry makes your mouth water. I can definitely recommend you to eat at “Giovanni Rana” – they have a delicious truffle mushroom ravioli with black truffle butter (hands down the best pasta I have ever had). Chelsea Market is located near 15th street and 9th avenue.
2. The Press Lounge Rooftop Bar
For one of the most stunning views over the New York skyline – go to The Press Lounge rooftop bar, located on the west side of Manhattan. This location gives you an incredible view – one you will hardly forget. The drinks are at the pricier end, but the atmosphere and the view makes up for that. Plus, the drinks are actually really good! This place is definitely on my list of places to visit when I go back to NYC. The Press Lounge is located on top of the Kimpton INK48 Hotel at the corner of 48th st. and 11th avenue.
3. Manhattan Downtown Heliport
Speaking of views.. Another great way to have the full look over Manhattan, is to take a helicopter ride from the Manhattan Downtown Heliport. A bit expensive, but since I had never been on a helicopter before, this was money well spent (even though the tour was only 20 minutes – and felt like 5!).
4. The Nuaa
Ok – I really like GOOD quality food, so I was very pleased to discover this little thai cuisine right next to my hotel. At first it was hard to see what it actually was, since it had these huge drapes covering the windows, making it very hard to peak inside. But a tiny little sign on the door saying “Mentioned in the Michelin Guide 2015” caught my interest. The food was not only beautifully served, it was also the most tasty thai food I have ever had. SO GOOD! And we didn’t even have to reserve a table. This place is truly a hidden food gem on the upper east side, so if you are in the neighbourhood or feel a craving for thai, you should definitely consider dining here AT LEAST once! Aaaand it had the most incredible bathroom sink EVER! It was like a fountain. Took forever to wash my hands – but it was worth it 😀 The Nuaa is located on 1st avenue between 61st and 62nd street.
5. Street food
Sometimes when you are on the go – lunch needs to be snappy. Luckily New York has numerous street foods and food trucks all over the city. On sundays they close up part of a street near the west side of Central Park, where you can have all sorts of culinary experiences. i recommend grabbing something to go, so you can enjoy it in Central Park. Nothing says America quite like corn on the cob, right?
That is it from me. Hope you liked my little NYC guide of some of my favourite places.