Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Terroir
Sushi Seki
A relaxed sushi joint where many chefs head for late night/early morning sustenance...
Stone Park Café
Stone Park Cafe's more original brunch menu is a Brooklyn Sunday must...
Second Avenue Deli
Kosher deli that's a New York landmark...
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.
Pho Grand
A huge bowl of steaming goodness is perfect for curing any hangover...
Otto Enoteca
Otto Enoteca is superstar Italian chef Mario Batali's take on the traditional pizza, and unsurprisingly they just keep on winning industry plaudits...
Moustache
Fast, fantastic Middle Eastern food on the go in the East Village...
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...
Marlow & Sons
Part-gourmet store and part-greenmarket, Marlow & Sons pulls in a regular crowd from the bright lights...
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
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...
Grimaldi’s
Pizza worth waiting for and a whole load of cliches rolled into one...
Great NY Noodletown
Perfect late-night Chinese noodle joint for a feast of flavoursome Cantonese food...
Franny’s
Highly regarded neighbourhood pizza joint in Brooklyn that is so worth the schlep...
Ferrara
Packed old-school Italian cafe that serves up beautiful sfogliatelle and strong espresso...
Egg
Honest to god breakfast and brunch joint in Brooklyn...
Diner
Reliable and delicous staples.
Dig Inn Seasonal Market
The clean, local and healthy food that packs a zesty and flavoursome punch...
Di Fara
Best pizza in the city.
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.
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Daisy May’s BBQ
An all BBQ joint makes carnivores writhe in ecstacy, especially those too lazy to leave the state...
Corner Bistro
Great burgers
Coffee Shop
South-American tinged menu of diner staples...
Clinton Street Bakery
Indulgent comfort
City Bakery
Wonderfully warm, rib-sticking comfort food...
Chikalicious
New York's first (and finest) dessert bar built around an open kitchen...
Casa Mono
Tapas and wine go together like a horse and carriage, which is why it's good to know that Casa Mono does both oh-so well.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Venezuelan arepas joint that's gradually making its presence felt on the East Coast...
Café Habana
Rest assured there is a good reason why so many hip locals queue around the block.
Burger Joint
A no-frills approach to well-made food is what people love best.
Bread
Does what it says on the tin with some added extras...
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.
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. 

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