WHERE WE STAYED
WHAT WE ATE
For dinner the first night, we went back to an old favorite. Momofuku Noodle Bar in East Village is an awesome spot if you’re looking for some delicious Asian food. Their steamed buns are out of this world (we got pork belly and shrimp) and Ryan & I both got the ramen. Pro tip: They close between shifts so if you’re going for dinner and don’t want to wait forever, get in line right at 5:30.
Sunday brunch was spent at The Stanton Social. This is a fun little spot in the Lower East Side that has some seriously amazing food. Their signature dish is the french onion soup dumplings and if you go, you must get them. Oh, and the open bar brunch cocktails weren’t bad either!
WHAT WE DID
After walking some more through Central Park we took the subway downtown, had lunch at the Chelsea Market and then walked up The High Line. It was a nice way to walk through the city and not have to deal with traffic, plus the views were pretty cool!
Our last stop of the weekend was afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental. I love a good cup of tea but this was my first time having the whole “afternoon tea” experience. I decided to come here because it was less expensive than some other places ($48/person) and of course for the killer views of Central Park. The tea, sandwiches, and desserts were all delicious and it was a great experience.
We packed in a LOT this weekend but when visiting New York, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Hope y’all enjoyed this recap and keep some of these spots in mind when planning your next trip. What are some of your must-visit spots in the city? I’d love to hear!