In & Around NYC



Museums Galore!

There are almost endless museums in NYC that you can take advantage of!

Check out this website for further information regarding the multitude of museums that offer free museum days, pay what you wish entrance fees, and special event days!


For a brief summary of popular venues:

Good Eats


Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

For Herbivores!

  • Orchard Grocer – just a couple blocks away on Orchard St.
    • A vegan bodega that has great sandwiches and daily specials!
  • Buddha Vegetarian – looking for completely vegan Chinese takeout?
    • Has basic American Chinese, dim sum, and some signature local cuisine
  • Double 00 – “higher” end vegan pizza/italian restaurant
    • One of 3 Matthew Kenney restaurants located 15 minutes away
  • Bar Verde – vegan Mexican restaurant
    • One of 3 Matthew Kenney restaurants located 15 minutes away
  • Plant Food and Wine – vegan Mexican restaurant
    • One of 3 Matthew Kenney restaurants located 15 minutes away
  • Juice Press – Completely Plant-Based smoothie/bowl/soup/pasta/salad
    • Amazing smoothies and to-go food.
  • The Butcher’s Daughter – An amazing brunch spot! Highly recommended
    • Get there early to make sure you get a spot, or else you’ll have to wait a while!
  • Spicy Moon – vegan Szechuan food. Try it.


For Omnivores!

  • Tai Thai – Small and quick Thai food
  • Bali Kitchen – Small but AMAZING Indonesian food
    • Very few seats and often pretty busy during meal times.
  • Zyara NY – Mediterranean Food
  • Two Boots – Pizza
    • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Meat lovers
  • Pause Cafe – Great place to grab a bowl, sit to work, relax and hang out
  • Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop – Excellent Sandwiches and Salads
    • Meat substitutes for those looking for meat alternatives!
  • Alice’s Tea Cup – Explore the Upper West Side in the “Alice in Wonderland” inspired Tea Shop with delicious scones!
  • Tompkins Square Bagels – Some of the best bagels in NY

For Carnivores!

  • Katz’s – The line may very well be worth the wait when it comes to their famous sandwiches.
  • Peter Lugers Steakhouse – Best Steak in NYC
    • Definitely on the pricier side. Cash Only. Reservations a must.
  • Pig and Khao – Did someone say Filipino food? Did someone say delicious and beautiful Filipino food?
  • Joe’s Shanghai – Amazing dim sum and Soup Dumplings. Need I say more.
  • Jongro BBQ – a great spot of Korean BBQ. A great vibe and a great place for big groups.
  • Mighty Quinn’s BBQ – Easy BBQ place
  • Fette Sau – BBQ in Brooklyn
    • industrial/hip atmosphere
  • St. Anselm – Steaks & Grilled Seafood
    • Opposite of Fette Sau

And most importantly…sweets!

  • Veniero’s – Italian Bakery that’s been around the neighborhood in 1894.
    • A huge selection of different pastries and you won’t be disappointed by any single thing you pick. You can try a little bit of everything and everything is sold by weight. A neighborhood classic.
  • Levain Bakery – If you like cookies – and who doesn’t like cookies – you need to use this as an excuse to explore the Upper West Side and stop by Levain. They also have other great bakes but they’re famous for their mouth-watering cookies.