Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Tommaso’s
This old-world Italian eatery, with operatic accompaniment, is ideal for a romantic first date dinner...
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.
Rice to Riches
Who thought that rice pudding could be so much fun...
Nathan’s Famous
Coney Island hot-dog stand that has become a New York institution...
Monkey Bar
Everything Graydon Carter touches turns to the hippest hue of gold, the Monkey Bar is certainly no exception...
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...
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
Hampton Chutney Co
Dosa-devouring heaven in this small SoHo takeaway...
Gray’s Papaya
If Batali can breakfast on one of Gray's dogs then we know we're heading in the right direction...
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...
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.
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...
Crif Dogs
Hot dogs and lots of toppings.
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...
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. 
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. 
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.
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.

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