Visiting New York City for World Pride in June? Try these 10 delicious restaurants that will leave you feeling wonderfully full.
City Kitchen: 700 8th Avenue
Food halls have become a major trend in Manhattan over the past couple of years. City Kitchen, located inside Row NYC (a great hotel to stay at during World Pride) provides a bevy of culinary options from seafood (Luke’s Lobster), burgers (Whitman’s), tacos (Gabriela’s) and so much more. Facebook here, official site here.
Sushi Lab: 132 W. 47th Street
Sushi Lab at The Sanctuary Hotel offers guests a creative spin on traditional sushi. In addition to serving Nigiri, Sashimi, Maki and other Japanese delights for lunch and dinner, a signature 10 piece, $50 omakase by Executive Chef Frankie Chen utilizes the freshest seasonal ingredients, served creatively starting with a signature smoky miso soup served in a beaker. Facebook here, official site here.
Utsav: 1185 Avenue of the Americas – Entrance can be found on 47th Street
Utsav, a word with origins in Sanskrit, means Festival so what better place to celebrate World Pride at. Utsav serves up traditional Indian cuisine in a festive environment in the heart of Midtown and also boasts a lunch buffet that has locals and tourists alike packing the restaurant daily. The restaurant will also celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020. Facebook here, official site here.
The Woo: 206 Spring Street
The Woo is one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had in New York City. It’s located in one of the trendiest areas of Manhattan, SoHo, and provides its customers with some of the most delectable Korean cuisine in the city. You and your friends can sit around and barbecue some tasty items from pork belly to shrimp to boneless short ribs while enjoying an assortment of wings, buns, rice dishes and more. Their Dak Nal Ke Tikim (spicy honey chili glazed crispy chicken wings with pickled daikon) might just be the best wings I’ve ever had. For real. Facebook here, official website here.
Violette’s Cellar: 2271 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Violette’s Cellar is not exactly in Manhattan but is worth the trip to Staten Island for just how great the food is. Culinary cutie Peter Botros (straight, but handsome) provides mouthwatering dishes like his Crab Cake Spring Roll and Artichoke Bread Pudding inside a gorgeous location that is chill and intimate. Facebook here, official website here.
Adoro Lei: 287 Hudson Street
Adoro Lei defines what great Italian cuisine is. Essentially this place will take your taste buds on a WTF kind of journey as each dish you devour will be different from the rest. Their Citrus Pear Salad, Truffle Rice Balls, Lovers Purse Pasta (legit the best pasta dish I’ve ever had: Pear, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Roasted Walnuts, Arugula and Parmigiano) and Neapolitan and New York style Pizzas are simply the bomb. Facebook here, official site here.
Huascar & Co Bakeshop: 453 W. 54th Street
Pastry chef Huascar Aquino, a past winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, opened his phenomenal bakeshop in 2017 to much fanfare and acclaim. What he is able to bake is truly a sight to be seen, as everything from his PB&J Cupcakes to his moist and unbelievably delicious cookie options are enough to make you want to have a permanent sweet tooth for life. Facebook here, official website here.
Fogo de Chão: 40 W. 53rd Street
Look at all that meat, fellas. Fogo de Chão is a unique culinary experience in New York City (and other cities around the country). It’s a Brazilian Steakhouse that provides some of the most incredible meats you’ll ever taste (no pun intended). This is done gaucho style (meat cooked over coals or wood embers) and is served to you throughout your time there by several handsome waiters. Just flip your coaster to green and they will come. Naughty… but amazing. Facebook here, official site here.
Bagatelle: 1 Little W. 12th Street
The Meatpacking District has several fab restaurants, but Bagatelle’s delectable French cuisine reigns supreme. It is also a celebrity hotspot with major names like Kelly Osbourne and Christie Brinkley stopping by every once in a while. Their Filet Mignon with a side of pomme frites is a great example of what French cooking is all about among so many other tasty dishes. Facebook here, official site here.
Dylan’s Candy Bar: Multiple locations in New York City
Dylan’s Candy Bar is essentially Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory in real life. Every kind of candy concoction, from classic options to something a bit more modern, is available at your disposal inside their colorful locations. They have spaces all across the city for you to devour as much candy and sweets as possible. Facebook here, official site here.