Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters Cafe is a sit-down branch of the ‘appetizing’ store, which has been serving New Yorkers their bagels and smoked salmon for over 100 years.
Roberta’s
Roberta's, housed in a former garage, is one of Brooklyn’s best pizza joints and a longtime foodie favourite of visiting celebs and in-the-know locals.
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...
Terroir
Le Baron
Famous for its impossible-to-impress door handlers and tres chic clubbers in Paris, Le Baron's New York's outpost fits in swimmingly in the Big Apple...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Burger Joint
A no-frills approach to well-made food is what people love best.
City Bakery
Wonderfully warm, rib-sticking comfort food...
Beauty & Essex
One New York restaurant that's been described as a bit like the city itself; grungy and confusing on the outside but with a loud, glamorous, surprising, beating young heart.
Chikalicious
New York's first (and finest) dessert bar built around an open kitchen...
Alta
This international tapas restaurant in the West Village is a truly special place.
‘Wichcraft
Gourmet takeaway from one of America's top chefs...
Rice to Riches
Who thought that rice pudding could be so much fun...
Caracas Arepa Bar
Venezuelan arepas joint that's gradually making its presence felt on the East Coast...
Bread
Does what it says on the tin with some added extras...
Dig Inn Seasonal Market
The clean, local and healthy food that packs a zesty and flavoursome punch...
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Stone Park Café
Stone Park Cafe's more original brunch menu is a Brooklyn Sunday must...
Café Gitane
Crusty baguettes and French models are the staple at this Nolita café...
Café Habana
Rest assured there is a good reason why so many hip locals queue around the block.
Bar Jamón
With a huge wine list and an even bigger menu of Spanish-style sharing plates, Bar Jamón offers tantalising tapas at its very best.
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.
Tommaso’s
This old-world Italian eatery, with operatic accompaniment, is ideal for a romantic first date dinner...
La Luncheonette
Charming and affordable French restaurant is perfect for a quiet and clandestine lunch...
Pho Grand
A huge bowl of steaming goodness is perfect for curing any hangover...
Otto Enoteca
Batali's take on the traditional pizza keeps on winning industry plaudits...
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...
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Riding the wave of the global cupcake frenzy SSS comes out on top...
Sushi Seki
A relaxed sushi joint where many chefs head for late night/early morning sustenance...
Monkey Bar
Everything Graydon Carter touches turns to the hippest hue of gold, the Monkey Bar is certainly no exception...
Marlow & Sons
Part-gourmet store and part-greenmarket, Marlow & Sons pulls in a regular crowd from the bright lights...
Blue Ribbon Sushi
If it's sushi in the city you're after, call off the search; perennial favourite Blue Ribbon offers arguably the best in New York. Everyone knows it. 
Bella Blu
Bella Blu is an Upper East Side trattoria that offers fabulously fresh ingredients within gorgeously rustic interiors.
Bar Pitti
A cash-only casual affair in West Village, Bar Pitti offers gorgeous Tuscan plates in a suitably rustic setting.
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.
Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...

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