Bucket List

This bucket list grows by the day! Have a recommendation that HAS to go on the list? Let me know!

Items in bold have been completed :)

Lunch Spots

No. 7 Sub (59th Street between 5th & 6th)

*Creative sandwiches – vegetarian friendly

Glaze Teriyaki Grill (60 West 56th Street, 638 Lexington Avenue, 139 4th Avenue)

Natureworks (55th Street between 5th & 6th)

Westerly Natural Market (8th Avenue & 54th Street)

-Roti (142 East 43rd Street between 3rd & Lex) 

GRK Fresh (Lexington Ave between 44th & 45th

Bluestone Lane (43rd Between 5th & 6th

Blossom du Jour (165 Amsterdam Avenue between 67th & 68th Streets, 617 9th Avenue between 43rd & 44th Streets and 259 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues) 

Dishes (6 E 45th S between 5th Ave & Madison Ave.) 
Spreads (441 Park Avenue South between 31st & 32nd)

Xi’An Famous Foods  (24 W. 45th Street between 5th & 6th
*Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger
*Spicy Cumin Lamb Hand-Ripped Noodles
*Lamb Face Salad

Burrito Box (885 9th Ave. between 57th and 58th Streets)

The Grey Dog (242 West 16th Street, 90 University Place, 244 Mulberry Street, 49 Carmine Street)


Untamed Sandwiches (43 West 39th Street – between 5th and 6th

Melt Shop (135 West 50th Street at 7th Avenue, 53rd Street and Lexington and 26th Street and 6th Avenue) 

Quick Healthy
Hu Kitchen (78 5th Avenue between 13th and 14th

Juice Generation


Just Salad

Dig Inn
The Little Beet
Beyond Sushi
Little Collins
Sun in Bloom
Chobani Soho

Hummus and Pita Co.


Organic Avenue

Creative Juice Co. (In Equinox locations) 
*Menu includes nutritional information

Green Bean Organic Café (1413 York Avenue Between 75th & 76th Streets)

Bombay Sandwich Co. (48 West 27th Street between 6th & Broadway)

Mulberry and Vine (73 Warren St.)

Zen Palate

Good Health Café (1st Ave between 74 & 75) 

Ceviche(15th Between Union Square West & 5th

Hampton Chutney Co. (68 Prince Street and 464 Amsterdam Avenue) 

UWay Café (5th Avenue between 13th & 14th)

The Cinnamon Snail 
*Food truck shut down- keep an eye out for a brick and mortar location soon!

Butterfield Market (114 Lexington Avenue between 77th & 78th) 

Taim (222 Waverly Place and 45 Spring Street or Taim Mobile!) 

Yorganic (3 Hanover Square) 

Salud (107 Thompson Street) 

Smile To Go (22 Howard St.) 

Feel Food

El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette (100 Stanton Street)

Healthy(ish) Sit Down
The Butcher’s Daughter 
Sacred Chow
Vegetarian’s Paradise 2
Blossom on Carmine
Siggy’s Good Food

ABC Kitchen (35 East 18th Street between Park and Broadway) 
*Roast Carrot and Avocado Salad with Crunchy Seeds and Citrus
*Mushroom and Farro

The Little Beet Table (333 Park Ave. South Between 24th & 25th

ABC Cocina (38 East 19th Street between Park and Broadway)

The Smile (26 Bond Street) 

Natural Gourmet Institute $45 Friday Night Dinner (48 W. 21st St., 2nd floor)

Good Enough to Eat (Columbus Avenue at 85th Street)


Lovely Day Café (196 Elizabeth Street between Spring & Prince) 


Caravan of Dreams (405 East 6th Street between Avenue A & 1st Ave.) 


Wild Ginger (380 Broome Street) 

Quantum Leap (226 Thompson St. between 3rd St & Bleecker St)

Rockin’ Raw Vegan Café (171 Sullivan St. off of Houston)

Candle Café (1307 3rd Avenue Between 74th & 75th St or 2427 Broadway between 89th and 90th Streets) 

Organic Soul Café (638 East 6th Street between Avenue B & Avenue C) 

Nourish Kitchen Table (95 Greenwich Ave between Bank St. and West 12th Street) 

Monument Lane (103 Greenwich Ave. at the corner of West 12th St.) 
*$27 Sunday Supper, $15 prix fix lunch

Angelica Kitchen (300 East 12th Street between 1st & 2nd Ave.) 

Ellary’s Greens (33 Carmine Street between Bedford and Bleecker) 

Northern Spy Food Co. (511 East 12th Street) $27 “Sunday Supper” 

The Green Table (75 9th Avenue) 

 Family Recipe (231 Eldridge Street) 

The Fat Radish (17 Orchard Street)
*The Fat Radish Plate

Gustorganics (519 6th Ave)

Candle 79 (154 E 79th St.)

Blossom (187 9th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets)

Café Blossom (446 Columbus Avenue between 82nd & 83rd Streets)

Red Bamboo (140 W 4th St.)

Peace Food Café (460 Amsterdam Avenue at 82nd Street and 41 East 11th Street at University Place)

-$$Rogue Tomate – 10 East 60th Street

The Organic Grill (123 First Ave between 7st. & St. Marks Place)

GOBO (401 Avenue of the Americas between Waverly and 8th Streets) 

Pure Food and Wine (54 Irving Place (between 17th and 18th streets)

Josie’s West (300 Amsterdam Avenue at 74th Street) 

Community Food and Juice (2893 Broadway between 112th & 113th Streets)

Dovetail (103 West 77th Street) 
Monday night features a special vegetarian and vegetable focused four-course prix fixe for $58

Dirt Candy (430 East 9th Street)

Kajitsu NYC Tasting Menu ($55, $85) (125 East 29th Street) 

Awash Ethiopian Restaurant (947 Amsterdam Avenue between 106th & 107th OR 338 East 6th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues) 
*Veggie Combo

Hangawi (12 East 32nd Street)
*Mongolian Hot Pot

Westville (173 Avenue A, 210 W 10th Street, 246 W 18th Street, 333 Hudson Street)

Sit Down Restaurants
Spice Market
The General
Flex Mussels
Mercer Kitchen
Blue Fin
China Grill
Meatball Shop
Drunken Monkey
The District
Mas (la Grillade)
David  Burke Fishtail 
Russian Tea Room
Panna II
Bare Burger
Cascabel Taqueria 
Zebu Grill
Fogo de Chao
Anatolia Mediterranean Restaurant

Nyonya (199 Grand Street- Grand St. between Mulberry St. & Mott St.)
*Curry Mixed Vegetable Casserole in Clay Pot
*Nasi Lemak

Root & Bone (200 East 3rd Street Between Avenues A&B)

Red Farm NYC (529 Hudson St. or 2170 Broadway between 76th and 77th

*Cute outdoor seating

Upland (345 Park Avenue South at 26th)

Decoy (529 Hudson) 

Catch (21 Ninth Avenue)

ABV(1504 Lexington Avenue at 97th Street) 

-Café Mogador (101 Saint Marks Place) 

-Crave Fishbar (945 2nd Avenue at 50th Street) 

-Lure Fishbar (142 Mercer Street)


-Louro *Nossa Mesa Supper Club ~$65 (142 West 10th Street)



-Souvlaki GR (116 Stanton St (between Ludlow and Essex Sts) 

-Narcissa (21 Cooper Square at The Standard – 5th Street and Bowery)


-Empellon Cocina (105 1st Avenue (Cocina) and 230 West 4th Street (Taqueria) 
*Pistachio Guacamole

-Park Avenue Spring/Summer/Winter (26th Street at Park Avenue)

-Kefi (505 Columbus Ave.) 

-Parm (248 Mulberry Street between Prince and Spring OR 235 Columbus Ave.)


-Alder (157 Second Avenue) 
*Grilled Octopus with chorizo, sweet potato and banana, Carrot Cake Sundae

-Ninja NY (25 Hudson Street) 
*For the experience, not the food!

-Kellari Taverna (19 West 44th Street) 

-The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth Street) 
*Scallops and tofu gnocchi 

-Yefsi (1481 York Ave – between 98th & 79th

-Mulberry Project (149 Mulberry Street) and The Greenwich Project (47 West 8th Street) 

-Genuine (191 Grand St. at Mulberry St. or 600 11th Avenue at 44th Street) 
*Fried Tomato BLT

-Tasca Chino (245 Park Avenue South) 

Rebelle (218 Bowery) 

-Pearl and Ash (220 Bowery *Between Prince St. & Spring St.)
-Piora (430 Hudson Street)

Mas (farmhouse) (39 Downing St.) 

Le Verdure at Eataly

Black Tree (131 Orchard Street) 

-Momofuku Ko ($125, $175 chef’s tasting menu) (163 1st Avenue at the corner of 10th Street) 

-Momofuku Ssam (207 Second Avenue)

-Momofuku Noodle Bar (171 First Avenue)

L’Artusi (228 West 10th Street )

Mezetto (161 East Houston Street)

Toro (86 10th Avenue – Entrance on 15th Street and 11th Avenue)

Monarch Room 
*$1 Oysters!

Yerba Buena (1 Perry Street, 23 Avenue A) 

Beauty and Essex (146 Essex Street) 

Esperanto (145 Avenue C) 

Bourgeois Pig (127 Macdougal Street) 

Bar Bossa (232 Elizabeth Street)

Black Ant (60 Second Avenue) 

East Pole (133 East 65th Street) 

Moti Mahal Delux (1149 1st Avenue between 62nd & 63rd Streets) 
*$13 Lunch Special

Legend Bar and Restaurant (88 7th Avenue) 

Maharlika (111 First Avenue @ 7th Street) 

Alta & Cata Tapas Bars 

Café Clover (10 Downing Street) 

Black Tap NYC (529 Broome Street) 

Pio Pio (1746 First Avenue) 

Plataforma Churrascaria 

Emack and Bolios
Doughnut Plant
Dough Loco 
The Good Batch
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

-The Petite Shell (Lexington Between 85th and 86th)

Canale by Celine (82nd Between 1st and York)

-Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. (25 E 17th St. between 5th & Park Avenues) 

-L&B Spumoni Gardens (2725 86th St.)
*Pistachio Spumoni

-Holey Cream (796 9th Avenue at 53rd St.) 
*Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

-Melt Bakery (132 Orchard Street between Rivington and Delancey Sts.)

-Serendipity(225 East 60th Street)

-Max Brenner(841 Broadway) 
-Cookshop (156 Tenth Avenue at 20th Street)
*Dinner menu sounds good too!
*Crispy graham cracker crust sandwich filled with banana ice cream and brownie with salted caramel ice cream, rolled in pretzel pieces
*Apple Pie Nachos

-Momofuku Bakery and Milk Bar (207 Second Avenue)
*Crack Pie 
-Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring Street near Thompson St.)

-The Breslin (20 W 29th Street near Broadway)
* Deep-Fried PB & J(served at brunch on Saturday/Sunday from 7 am – 4 pm)
-Sugar and Plumm (Bleecker) 
-Ample Hills Creamery (623 Vanderbilt Ave.) 
*Salted Crack Caramel 
-OddFellows Ice Cream (175 Kent Ave.) 
*Beet Pistachio Honey Goat Cheese, PB&J with Toast 
-Hay Rosie (204 Sackett Street)

-Morganstern’s (2 Rivington Street)

-Il Labratoria Gelato (188 Ludlow Street) 
-Four & Twenty Blackbirds (439 Third Avenue)
Salt Honey Pie 
-Mikey Likes Ice Cream (199 Avenue A) 
Petee’s Pie Company (61 Delancey Street)

Buttercup Bake Shop (973 2nd Avenue – Between 51st & 52nd
*Banana pudding that rivals Magnolia?
Snowdays (241 East 10th Street) 

Quality Meats (57 West 58th Street & 6th Avenue) 
*Dessert – Grasshopper ice cream cake

Quick Meals (Of the Unhealthy Variety)

Wafels & Dinges 
Oat Meals 
Peanut Butter & Co. 

Bark (155  Bleecker Street at the Corner of Bleecker and Thompson) 
*Veggie Dog 

Cheeky Sandwiches (35 Orchard Street) 

Empire Biscuit (198 Avenue A)

Cascabel Taqueria 
Los Tacos No. 1

Tacombi (267 Elizabeth Street)

Café Habana (17 Prince Street)

La Esquina (114 Kenmare between Lafayette and Centre)

Mercadito (179 Avenue B between 11th & 12th Streets, 172 Avenue B between 10th and 11th Streets and 100 Seventh Avenue South at Grove Street) 

Mexicue (Sit down at Broadway between 40th & 41st, Take Out at 30th & 7th, also a truck!) 

Tehuitzingo Deli Grocery (695 10th Avenue) 

La Pulperia (1626 Second Avenue Between 84th and 85th Street) 

Little Collins
Bantam Bagels 
Uptown Lounge ($16 entrée + 2 cocktails)
Mexi BBQ 
Jack's Wife Freda

Bluestone Lane Café (55 Greenwich Ave.) 

Dimes (143 Division Street) 

Shopsins (120 Essex Street) 

Chalait (224 West 4th Street / 7th Ave) 

Banc Café (431 Third Avenue – 31st Street)

-Café Mogador (101 Saint Marks Place) 
*Weekday breakfast is a better deal!
*Middle Eastern Eggs

Café Habana (17 Prince Street)

Catch (21 Ninth Avenue)
*$60 for two (Two appetizers, two entrees, one dessert, one bottle of champagne)

Murray’s Bagels (500 Avenue of the Americas) 

Pick a Bagel (77 & Lex)
Jack’s Wife Freda (224 Lafayette or 50 Carmine Street ) 

Egg Shop (151 Elizabeth Street) 

Two Hands (164 Mott Street)

El Rey Café (100 Stanton Street) 

Lobster Joint (201 East Houston Street between Ludlow and Orchard)
*$19 prix fix

Café Gitane (At the Jane Hotel at 113 Jane St. or 242 Mott Street) 
*Avocado Toast
*Smoked Trout Salad
*Cous Cous tower

Cafe Mogador (101 Saint Marks Place) 

Jing Fong (20 Elizabeth Street)

Baked (279 Church Street) 

Lavo (39 E 58th St., btwn. Madison & Park Aves)
*PB & Jelly Pancakes (Brunch)

Pil Pil (265 East 78th Steet)

Recette (328 West 12th Street) 
*PB&J Pain Perdue 

Proper West (54 West 39th Street)
$12 Cocktails 
*Grilled Chicken Quinoa – sliced balsamic grilled chicken breast served over quinoa cranberry almond salad
*Grilled Sriracha Salmon- wild salmon server over tri colored carrots, grilled Portobello mushrooms, and braised kale in an orange sriracha sauce

Mess Hall (2194 Frederick Douglas Boulevard) 

-Café Mogador (101 Saint Marks Place)
*Each cocktail comes with 2 tapas!

Beekman Beer Garden (89 South Street) 

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden (2919 24th Avenue, Astoria) 

Back Room(102 Norfolk Street) 

Pravda (281 Lafayette) 
*Happy hour until 7 p.m. 
*$9 cocktails 

The Daily (210 Elizabeth Street) 

Outdoor Happy Hours
Vu Bar (32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue)
*Happy Hour 5-7, all day Sunday - $5 beers, $3 shots

Bua Bar (122 Saint Marks Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)

Schoolbreds (197 2nd Avenue) 
*2 for 1 drinks until 8 p.m.

Boxcar Lounge (168 Avenue B)

*Bring your own brunch for garden on weekends 
*Happy hour until late

China Grill (6th & 53rd)
*$7 Drinks and Appetizers

Margaritas and Guacamole
El Rio Grande 
Mexican Radio
Toloache Guac Trio
Dos Caminos

Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) 

Calexico (2 for 1 happy hour  = $3.50 margaritas!) (153 Rivington Street)

Arriba Arriba (769 9th Avenue at 51st Street) 
*La Mama = 27 oz.

Agave (140 7th Avenue South (between West 10th and Charles streets)
*Acapulco Spice

Barrio Chino (253 Broome Street at Orchard Street)
* Habanero Grapefruit Margarita

Empellon Cocina (105 1st Avenue (Cocina) and 230 West 4th Street (Taqueria) 
*Pistachio Guacamole

Florenica 13 (185 Sullivan Street) 
*Flaming Margarita

AG Kitchen (269 Columbus Avenue between 72nd and 73rd Streets) 
*Pineapple and Pomegranate Guacamole, Papaya and Mint

Food Trucks
Sam’s Falafel Stand (Cedar St. and Broadway)
99% Vegetarian Food Truck (Liberty Street and Broadway/Nassau) 

*Chicavocado Dog

The Squeeze (Union Square West and 17th Street (Cart), 550 West 54th Street between 10th & 11th Avenue and 2 World Financial 

Green Radish 

Gorilla Cheese Truck 

Kelvin Natural Slush Co.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream