We recently visited the Big Apple, scouting for new and exciting food trends hitting the city. From unimpeachable classics to buzzy newcomers, we have rounded up the best food in NYC you need to know about RIGHT NOW.


Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery was founded in 1994 and have been attracting daily queues ever since. Many a critic have coined them the ‘best cookies in New York’.

Chocolate chip walnut is their signature flavour combination but they also serve oatmeal raisin, dark chocolate, chocolate chip and dark chocolate peanut butter chips. Ice cold milk is also available for the full nostalgic experience. Cookies are made to order, so customers can enjoy them piping hot.


West 74th St, NY


Two Hands

Two Hands Cafe on Mott St in NYC is a community-focused cafe that strives to create nutritious, simple and delicious food paired with exceptional coffee.

Taking inspiration from Australia’s forward-thinking culinary scene and relaxed beachside lifestyle, the concept is “based around nutritious eating. We want our customers to enjoy well-rounded, colourful, tasty food for breakfast, lunch and dinner,”

“The food has the ‘health halo,’ which is something that isn’t actually health food but it feels healthy,” says Kramer. “It’s all really good. It’s the type of food that I wish I had the wherewithal to cook at home and bring to work.”

164 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Cha Cha Matcha

Victoria’s Secret models and fit Wall Street girls are lining up at Cha Cha Matcha, a new Nolita spot serving lattes and soft serve ice cream flavoured with matcha, a powdered, concentrated green tea.

The cafe, which opened in June, is the latest trendy outpost for the traditional Japanese beverage, which is now everywhere from summer music festivals to trendy cocktails. It’s also in the aisles of Whole Foods, which recently began stocking bottled beverages from Williamsburg’s MatchaBar.

373 Broome St. New York, NY .  



Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on New York City’s Lower East Side. Dirt Candy was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city and the leader of the vegetable-forward movement.

On the menu, you’ll find Jalapeno Hush Puppies and Brussel Sprout tacos so come with an open mind and prepare to be blown away!

86 Allen St, New York, NY 10002, USA


Drunken Dumpling

Restaurateur Yuan Lee is keeping it all in the family with this East Village dumpling parlour. The executive chef is his mother, Qihui Guan, who put in kitchen time at soup-dumpling icon Joe’s Shanghai.

It’s “literally a big bowl of soup” inside a piece of dough, Lee says. “We wanted to have as much soup as possible,” he says. “This is the soup that I drank when I was a baby boy.” Since opening, it has been a roaring success and with just 26 seats, be prepared to queue.

137 1st Avenue (between 8th & 9th Street), New York, 10003


Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

Vincent Milburn and Adam Geringer-Dunn source only seasonal and sustainable—and sometimes local—catch like wild Alaskan salmon and Arctic char at the retail counter inside their Brooklyn fish market-eatery.

They put those fresh goods to use in dishes like this exemplary lobster roll: Hand-picked, hyper-fresh lobster meat is tossed with a barely-there coating of mayonnaise, some celery and tarragon for texture, and Maldon sea salt and a spritz of lemon for taste inside a split-top Balthazar bun.

114 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, 11222


Russ & Daughters

Russ & Daughters Cafe opened in 2014, on the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters — the world-famous appetising store and New York City institution. After a century in which generations of customers patiently waited in line at the store; they thought it was time to give everyone a place to sit down.

Russ & Daughters Cafe serve traditional Jewish recipes with a modern Eastern European twist.

127 Orchard Street, New York 10002



Sadelle’s is a New York bakery and restaurant from Major Food Group located in the heart of SoHo. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For breakfast and lunch, Sadelle’s features quintessential appetising selections like sliced-to-order salmon and sturgeon, chopped salads, and other New York classics.

Every night, Sadelle’s transforms from a bakery into a fantastical brasserie that is illuminated solely by candlelight. Sadelle’s dinner menu emphasises fish preparations, along with other classic dishes and freshly baked bread. The restaurant also specialises in traditional Russian caviar and vodka service.

463 West Broadway, New York, 10012


High Street on Hudson

Philly spin-off providing housemade bread & pastries, elevated sandwiches, coffee & cocktails.

High street on Hudson are renowned for their creative salads and piles of fresh vegetables whilst also serving lesser known specialities such as duck meatballs on homemade semolina rolls.

637 Hudson St, New York, 10014

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