3 Day Itinerary in New York City - A Foodie's Tour
A 3-day itinerary of the best things to do if you're a foodie and visiting New York City. From the popular food halls in the city to the best Michelin-starred restaurants to the hidden bars of the city. Follow us step-by-step as you plan your trip to eat through the Big Apple.
1. Chinatown and Lunch at Joe's Steam Rice Rolls | 11 a.m.
261 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
The first stop on our trip brings us to Chinatown, which is filled with diverse foods from all across Asia. Joe's Steam Rice Roll is right on the main Canal St. which runs across Chinatown and serves the Cantonese classic. The rice rolls are thin, silky, and luxurious, and the signature has ample filling of beef, pork, and eggs. The price is also quite cheap and easy on the budget.
2. Kakigori at The Little One | 12 p.m.
150 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Walking over to the East side of Chinatown is a small cute shop that specializes in kakigori, or Japanese shaved ice. The interior has a soft woodgrain theme that gives it a zen sensibility. The kakigori was very light and soft, which is a sign of one done well, without being too sweet and comes in many flavors including the more classic matcha and hojicha to more seasonal flavors.
3. Jiggly Cheesecake at Kiki Modern Cakes | 1 p.m.
79 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
There's always room for one more dessert. Walking back to the West side of Chinatown, we stop by Keki Modern Cakes, whose specialty is its Japanese cheesecake. Videos of this type of "jiggly" cheesecake have gone viral, and we were glad that the taste lives up to the fad as it was light and fluffy. The store also had a number of other items including cheese tarts and castella cakes.
4. Shopping at Soho | 2 p.m.
The whole day can't be spent eating, although we wish it could! Walk up Broadway St. to Soho and be brought into a shopper's paradise. The main street contains many of the large major brands like Nike, Zara, and Madewell. Walk around the side cobblestoned streets and discover the world of fashion, from high end luxury brands like Dior and Chanel to street fashion such as Off-White and Palace.
5. Chocolate Break at MarieBelle | 4 p.m.
484 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Take a break from shopping to sit down for some coffee or for their afternoon tea. Specializing in chocolate, the store has a room called the Cacao Bar in the back that transports you to the European cafes of Vienna and Budapest with its antique and glistening lights. Sit and enjoy one of their variety of hot chocolates or a number of other quick bites and desserts. Their gift boxes also make great souvenirs from a New York boutique chocolatier.
6. Explore Chelsea Market | 5 p.m.
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011