Spicy Moon – East Village

Spicy Moon is a relatively low-key whole-in-the-wall joint in the East Village, and actually happens to be right in the heart of the Ukrainian village. The place is rather small and casual, but nonetheless has a very comfortable and home-like vibe. The service and owners seem very caring, pleasant, and overall the vibe left a…

Taiyaki NYC – Chinatown

Behold, Instagram’s favorite. There is no doubt that at some point throughout your Instagram career, you have had a glimpse of ice cream… in a fish. Not a real fish, of course. But rather, a nice aesthetic cone in the shape of a fish, with some swirling ice cream radiating off the top and a…

Bluestone Lane – West Village

Bluestone Lane is a cozy Australian cafe located in various cities, including NYC and Washington, D.C. I first heard about Bluestone on my friend’s Instagram, as she went to the one in D.C. Something about its casual, trendy, and well-crafted decor caught my attention, and I was told that I had to try their “Iced…

Smorgasburg – Williamsburg

Smorgasburg is an essential stop for the summer. One is located on Saturdays in Williamsburg, while the other is located on Sundays in Prospect Park. The word Smorgasburg probably comes from the word smorgasbord, which is basically a huge food buffet. Smorgasburg is a big food flea market, where street food is served quick and…

Salvation Burger – Midtown East

My friend and I have been talking about going to Salvation Burger ever since our eyes set on all the Instagrams and video by InsiderFood. Well, we finally made it to Salvation Burger one fine evening, and it was nothing short of amazing. The restaurant itself has a very chill vibe. The waitstaff is all kind…

Sugar Factory – Chelsea

For a long time, I have wanted to wander into the famous Sugar Factory for one of these mystical bubbly sugary drinks. Finally, on one rainy evening for a dear friend’s birthday, the deed was done. Sugar Factory is right next to the High Line, so it’s great for an all-around experience of Chelsea. Upon entry,…

Magnum Ice Cream Pop-Up – SoHo

All over my Instagram, I have seen nothing but ostentatious chocolate ice cream pops covered with toppings and aesthetic sauces. Straight out of an Orgo test with apparently only two days left to try this little “pop-up” store in the city, it was essential that we venture out to Magnum. I was expecting the ice…