by Naomi Stewart

They say New York is the city that never sleeps and while I agree, I also found it’s the city of AMAZING eats!

The minute the flights were booked, my IG feed was soon inundated with NYC eateries that piled on the calories just looking at the photos. I thought I loved food before I went to New York but I didn’t quite realise just how much until my trip to the Big Apple. 

Here are my top 5 must-have munches…

1. Levain Bakery

5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC
5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC

2. Clinton Street Baking Co & Restaurant

5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC

Because who goes to NYC and doesn’t have pancakes? Buttermilk pancakes stacked with maple syrup (obvs) banana and walnuts – it’s the breakfast of champions. And after you’ve eaten, be sure to check out the graffitied streets and vintage shops of East Village.

3. Penelope

5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC

Another breakfast fave, this time I had waffles. ‘Punkin waffles’ to be exact with appled butter, dried cranberries, toasted cinnamon-cardamom pecans and warm baked apples ft. an emoji coffee mug.

4. Black Tap

5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC

It’s real, honest American food. Think beer, shakes and burgers. The shakes are famous worldwide and it’s not hard to see why …… #sugarcoma #worthitthough

5. Shake Shack

5 Places You Need To Eat In NYC

In case you haven’t already noticed, I have a huge sweet tooth so I decided to end the trip on a savory note. Shake Shack NYC is an obligatory meal. Melted cheese fries. Thick ice-cream shakes. Juicy steak burgers. Dare I say they should change the name to ‘sin shack’ #thursdaythought