NYC Favorites / by Midori Ng

Took a much-needed and long overdue trip to New York last weekend! I was born in NY but hadn’t been back since I was five years old. My boyfriend and I jam-packed as much food, art, and culture we could into four days. Read on for my favorites during our time in the big city. We’ll be back soon! 

FAVORITE PIZZA // NEW YORK PIZZA SUPREMA

This shop is by Penn Station which is generally a touristy area. However, New York Pizza Suprema is only marked by a generic sign with their restaurant phone number. You can order by the slice or whole pie and it seemed like a good amount of locals stopped by. Worth checking out if you’re walking around Time Square and want a more authentic New York style pizza.

FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY // BROOKLYN BRIDGE

After getting brunch with a friend, we decided to walk the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn Heights and into the city. While it can get pretty crowded with tourists, if you can catch the walk on a sunny day it is truly beautiful from every angle. Plus - it’s free!

FAVORITE DESSERT // DOUGHNUTTERY

I actually went three times while in New York for four days so you do the math. We typically got a half-dozen to share (they are mini doughnuts!). You can pick two sugar flavors which they will coat your doughnut with straight from the fryer. Personal favorites was the glazed with sprinkles or cinnamon sugar. 

FAVORITE ATTRACTION // CHELSEA MARKET

A super cute indoor market with cookie shops, bratwurst, tahini cake, lobster sandwiches, and more! Once you pass through all the food options there is a flea market with lots of jewelry options for men and women. Loved this place - highly suggest just eating your way through and sample the different foods.

FAVORITE MUSEUM // THE MET

If it’s your first time to New York I recommend buying a New York Pass for a couple days! This was my boyfriend’s suggestion and we ended up spending about $180 on a pass that let you go into basically all the tourist attractions (you break even at around five attractions). Absolute favorite was the Met. You can get lost for hours in all the different historical exhibits. It’s also right next to Central Park which makes for a beautiful walk.

FAVORITE MEAL // XI'AN FAMOUS FOODS

There are a few locations but we went to the one right across the street from the MoMa (not as crowded because it’s newly opened). Oh man - if you like Chinese noodles definitely check out this place. Prices are relatively cheap around $9 for a plate of noodles. It’s a quicker sit-down restaurant but the flavors were so good and perfect for a cold day. Wish we had one of these in Seattle!