Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Devoción
A farm-to-table coffee roaster and cafe, Devoción can be found in Bogotá and Brooklyn serving ultra-fresh coffee in ultra-hip surrounds.
Momofuku Milk Bar
Momofuku Milk Bar is crammed with scrumptious sweet treats, as David Chang's consistently outpaces his rivals in understanding exactly what hits the spot...
The Rusty Knot
The poshest dive bar you'll ever go to...
Grand Central Terminal
Housing top restaurants, bars and stores, Grand Central is way more than just a train station...
Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum of American Art has moved into a purpose-built Renzo Piano building in the Meatpacking where the 14,000 strong collection is housed...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Superlatives just don't do justice to one of the most impressive and extensive art collections in the world...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Burger Joint
A no-frills approach to well-made food is what people love best.
Pete’s Tavern
One of New York's oldest taverns and a favourite of O. Henry.
Old Town Bar
Historic New York tavern that appeals to hipsters and mobsters alike...
Battery Park City
It's easy to spend time pottering around Battery Park City ogling the bay views...
The Marcel at Gramercy
Inoteca, The Marcel at Gramercy's fine Italian eatery, merits a visit whether you are staying or not.
NYC Public Library
Housing an important collection of literature, although it's the building that tends to be the real star...
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry has been captured in countless movies and is one of New York's most iconic activities.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Venezuelan arepas joint that's gradually making its presence felt on the East Coast...
Washington Square Park
Steeped in history and popular with a diverse mix of people Washington Square Park is a great place to hang out. On the weekends come and enjoy performers entertaining the large crowds.
Union Square Park
Union Square Park is a cultural hub of happenings. Stop savour and enjoy...
Café Habana
Rest assured there is a good reason why so many hip locals queue around the block.
Ali’s Kebab Café
The trek to Queens is worth it at Ali's Kebab Café, where offal and atmosphere are served up in equal measure.
Malatesta
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Tanoreen
Low-key and excellent homely Middle Eastern cooking in Brooklyn...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
Pho Grand
A huge bowl of steaming goodness is perfect for curing any hangover...
Nathan’s Famous
Coney Island hot-dog stand that has become a New York institution...
Moustache
Fast, fantastic Middle Eastern food on the go in the East Village...
Second Avenue Deli
Kosher deli that's a New York landmark...
SriPraPhai
The best Thai restaurant in the five boroughs, definitely worth the schlep...
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Riding the wave of the global cupcake frenzy SSS comes out on top...
Momofuku Noodle Bar
The first stop in David Chang's ever-rolling, ever-hip reinvention of what simple dining should be...
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
Marlow & Sons
Part-gourmet store and part-greenmarket, Marlow & Sons pulls in a regular crowd from the bright lights...
Barney Greengrass
Smoked fish and eggs, amongst other things, is the order of the day at Barney Greengrass, where breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 
Baci and Abbracci
There's pizza and then there's pizza, and it's the second you'll get at Baci and Abbracci with the kind of Neapolitan variety to make a grown man weep.
August
Welcome, welcoming and downright homely, August has rustic comfort fare all wrapped up.
Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
It's all about the chocolate - Jacques Torres is Willy Wonka in human form...
Huckleberry Bar
It's all about the cocktails at Huckleberry (oh and the small plates to help fortify the stomach)...
Hop Kee
Good fast Cantonese-style food for late-night diners on the run...
Hampton Chutney Co
Dosa-devouring heaven in this small SoHo takeaway...

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