Out & About: New York, New York

There is no other place I love better in the world for eating and shopping other than New York - The variety of stores and food options are never ending. As a long time tourist to this city, i think I have sought out my favourite meals and deals that always keep me coming back. In this list are some of my favourite vintage, discount and consignment stores that are a must-go for me every time I step into the city. 

 

Shopping

Tokio 7
83 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

Definitely one of the best places for great deals, although you have a dig a little as  they have a wide assortment of stuff. I bought a fur trimmed coat and some Chanel RTW and a range of other things from them and they were all under 400.

Resurrection
217 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

One of my favourite vintage stores to visit, they’re expensive but they have a fantastic curation, alot of Chanel, Lacroix, Versace, Pucci...etc. Very bright and exciting

About Glamour
07A N 3 St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

If you’re into Japanese brands or a more muted aesthetic, this is great. They also have an adorable selection of trinkets and gifts that make great souvenirs.

Diamonds and Cole
22 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

One of the best selection and curation of mens and womenswear with drool worthy Celine and Balenciaga (Ghesquiere era) pieces that won’t break the bank.

What Goes Around Comes Around
351 W Broadway, Manhattan, 

My favourite selection of vintage Chanel jewellery, they have a great and affordable selection of ready to wear as well especially for Alaia.

 

Food

New York's food landscape is an unending jukebox of culinary choices and as expected, it's loaded with hits.

Cafe Habana
17 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Best corn in the world. My first stop when I come to New York and a must have everytime I step into Soho.There is something sublime about the crumbled layer of cotija cheese layered over the perfectly charred corn that makes you want more.

Sobaya
229 E 9th St, Manhattan, NY 10003

The first meal i got in New York after stepping off the plane was a comforting bowl of Uni soba from the East Village mainstay Sobaya. With dozens of options and a killer appetiser menu, the restaurant warrants multiple visits.

Peter Luger Steak
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

There’s good steak houses, there’s great steak houses, and then there’s Peter Luger. With over a century of experience of making steak It's little wonder that they have been named the best steak house in New York for 30 years running. Pro tip, be sure  to order the bacon before ordering the steak and save your stomach for dessert as well.

Baohaus
238 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

Started by the inimitable Eddie Huang, this joint has been serving up drool worthy pork buns and my personal favourite, the fried chicken bun for as long as I remember. When I used to make my yearly trips to New York from London, this would be on my must have list because of the severe lack of pillow soft mantous in London. 

The Nugget Spot
230 E. 14TH ST (2ND & 3RD AVE) NY,NY 10003 

It’s not often that i can relive so many different versions of a childhood memory, but The Nugget Spot allows me to do just that. They offer a wide range of nuggets and sauces, some classic and some a little adventurous like their Tso Tswag (a take on General Tsao’s chicken), 

Marea
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

I am always in search of the perfect burrata. I first found it at la petite maison in London and now I've found it at Marea. Biting it was like devouring a cloud and pairing that with lobster? My idea of heaven. A must have is also their bone marrow and octopus pasta along with their uni and Lardo crostinis,

Takashi
456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

If you love beef and all the different parts that come with the cow, you’ll love this place. This place has an amazing selection of cuts and choices, whether it is a beefy foie gras meatball doused in chocolate sauce or a plate of sautéed garlic butter “testicargot”, the only thing that surpasses the selections was the taste. 

Tacombi
267 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

A hole in a truck taqueria spot that balances the perfect amount of kitsch and carneasada, this delightful little taco stand was built out of the back of a Combi van. for the lazy and uninitiated, the corn in a cup is always a good start. 

Fish Tacos and Corn Cup

 

Navy
141 Sullivan St #137, New York, NY 10012

An exceptional addition to the spate of gastropubs that have been sprouting up in NYC, Navy offers a a wide range of innovative dishes, from mussel toast to a quinoa hash brown. Come for brunch, stay for the cocktails. 

 

Mussel Toast

 

Basta Pasta
37 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011,

Once a benchmark for Japanese inspired Italian fare, over the course of its illustrious tenure, Basta Pasta haic transformed into a mainstay of New York food culture. The parmesean wheel spaghetti wheel with prosciutto remains a classic. 

Maysville
16 W 26th St

With its extensive collection of craft bourbon paired with an eclectic mix of ingredients from the American Gulf Coast, the Maysville experience elevates the idea of Southern food.