First things first, if you are traveling to New York City be prepared to spend a pretty penny. The cost of living here is higher than most and that transcends into all daily activities- like eating. BUT, (and this is a big but), nothing beats food from the city. I’m not exaggerating when I say it is 100% a food lovers heaven. It is well worth every penny spent.
The first stop on our mini vacation was a place called ‘Gotan.’
The decor was bright and green, creating an organic, earthy and chic vibe.
The price was very reasonable here. We all ordered the brunch special for $13.50 (total steal!!), which came with a very fancy, pretty meal with drip coffee and freshly squeezed OJ. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Or second brunch was in Greenwich Village.
This was my favorite location that we visited. It didn’t have such a “touristy” vibe. While walking around, it felt like we were joined by local New Yorkers. There were many organic, healthy options scattered throughout, and a Starbucks at every corner (probably my favorite part of the whole trip lol).
The food here was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
This meal was dairy free, gluten free, and Nut free. Now, that is a lot of requirements to meet! This was the first restaurant where I could order an old favorite of mine, allergen free. And did I mention everything comes with avocado?! No bigger selling point than that.
Overall, the food in NYC is so amazing, that I want to live there for the rest of my life. The culture and atmosphere of the city is captivating. There is no feeling like strolling the brightly lit Times Square, friendly Greenwich Village, and beautiful Central Park. NYC has and will always be one of my favorite places to travel to. If you get the chance to experience it, try out new things you don’t normally get to. Don’t worry about being on a strict eating plan. You only live once- enjoy it! Spend an extra dollar on food you won’t get to experience back home. Spend an extra dollar on activities that only happen in the city that never sleeps. And lastly, spend your money on memories that will last a lifetime.