Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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.
August
Welcome, welcoming and downright homely, August has rustic comfort fare all wrapped up.
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.
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. 
Battery Park City
It's easy to spend time pottering around Battery Park City ogling the bay views...
Black & White
Although a little on the small side this is a fun and busy spot to get a great drink.
Blind Tiger
Blind Tiger spent time researching fine coffee roasting techniques and created an alcohol-friendly menu to please everyone.
bOb
Stylishly decorated and serving good drinks to the young and fabulous in New York.
Bryant Park
Bryant Park is perfect place to enjoy a spot of peace and quiet amid the chaos that surrounds you.
Café Habana
Rest assured there is a good reason why so many hip locals queue around the block.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Venezuelan arepas joint that's gradually making its presence felt on the East Coast...
Central Park
A trip to New York City is not complete without a visit to Central Park...
Clandestino
Stylishly understated. A relaxed environment for easy conversation, the beat is set by an indie soundtrack.
Clinton Street Bakery
Indulgent comfort
Coffee Shop
South-American tinged menu of diner staples...
Corner Bistro
Great burgers
Crif Dogs
Hot dogs and lots of toppings.
Daisy May’s BBQ
An all BBQ joint makes carnivores writhe in ecstacy, especially those too lazy to leave the state...
Di Fara
Best pizza in the city.
Egg
Honest to god breakfast and brunch joint in Brooklyn...
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Ferrara
Packed old-school Italian cafe that serves up beautiful sfogliatelle and strong espresso...
Franny’s
Highly regarded neighbourhood pizza joint in Brooklyn that is so worth the schlep...
Grand Central Terminal
Housing top restaurants, bars and stores, Grand Central is way more than just a train station...
Gray’s Papaya
If Batali can breakfast on one of Gray's dogs then we know we're heading in the right direction...
Great NY Noodletown
Perfect late-night Chinese noodle joint for a feast of flavoursome Cantonese food...
Grimaldi’s
Pizza worth waiting for and a whole load of cliches rolled into one...
Hampton Chutney Co
Dosa-devouring heaven in this small SoHo takeaway...
Hop Kee
Good fast Cantonese-style food for late-night diners on the run...
Hudson River Park
A great place for sporting activities or to socialise grab some food and sunbathe...
Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
It's all about the chocolate - Jacques Torres is Willy Wonka in human form...
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
Knitting Factory
One of Brooklyn's best live-music clubs...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
Madison Square Park
The founding home of Shake Shack, and if that's not good enough I don't know what is...
Malatesta
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Marlow & Sons
Part-gourmet store and part-greenmarket, Marlow & Sons pulls in a regular crowd from the bright lights...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Superlatives just don't do justice to one of the most impressive and extensive art collections in the world...
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
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...

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