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.
Burger Joint
A no-frills approach to well-made food is what people love best.
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...
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...
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.
Di Fara
Best pizza in the city.
Diner
Reliable and delicous staples.
Egg
Honest to god breakfast and brunch joint in Brooklyn...
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...
Huckleberry Bar
It's all about the cocktails at Huckleberry (oh and the small plates to help fortify the stomach)...
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...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
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...
Momofuku Noodle Bar
The first stop in David Chang's ever-rolling, ever-hip reinvention of what simple dining should be...
Moustache
Fast, fantastic Middle Eastern food on the go in the East Village...
Museum of Modern Art
Although a small space, the collections are always changing at the Museum of Contemporary Art so there's always plenty to sit and stare at.
Nathan’s Famous
Coney Island hot-dog stand that has become a New York institution...
NYC Public Library
Housing an important collection of literature, although it's the building that tends to be the real star...

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