Press Modern Massage
My absolute favorite spot to book a massage. Paul gifted me a massage to here years ago and after that I was hooked. I personally like extreme pressure and if I’m not squirming or screaming it doesn’t seem worth it to me. I have been going to Jali for 5 years now, he is incredible. If you go, make sure to indulge in the 90 mins (it’s worth the extra money) and book with Jali. While I like muscle melting deep pressure, he is an expert as assessing and altering based on your needs or preference.
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Technically fast food, but worth it. Especially if you are on the go and need something quick, but delish.
Order: A Sandwich (our order – PULLED DUROC PORK)
Clinton Street Baking Company
Best pancakes. Hard to get in, but if you arrive first thing in the morning you have a chance of getting seated right away.
Old pub in the West Village with a charming bar, dishing out affordable burgers. Cash Only.
Emily is located on a cute corner in the West Village. The entire menu is delicious, but we go for the Detroit Style Pizza and the Burger. HUGE fans of everything there.
Order: MVP with Pepperoni (our newest fave), The Colony, Wings, Burger (but split it).
Empellon Al Pastor
Small taco spot in ABC aka Alphabet City is a must go if you are in the area. Solid tacos and chill environment.
Our favorite deli in the city. Not sure why it isn’t on the map with all of the popular food site, but it’s a secret gem that never disappoints. If it’s a nice day for a little picnic, grab your sandwich to go (only option) and walk over to the Hudson or Washington Square park to enjoy.
K Order: The Italian
P Order: The American
Fort Tryon Park
Most people in New York haven’t ventured up to Inwood/Washington Heights to check out Fort Tryon Park. It’s a gorgeous and quiet park with views of the Hudson River. Stop by the Cloisters museum and then grab a drink at the Trie Cafe before wandering the park and taking in the views.
Take the A all the way up to 190th and its a 10 minute walk from the subway through the park to the Cloisters.
Go-to nail spot when downtown. I find them to be the best around. Suki perfectly shapes and colors my nails every time. They also have a great selection of Shellac colors.
Famous jewish deli worth the try.
Los Tacos No.1
Authentic Mexican Street Tacos. Originally located in the heart of Chelsea Market, but recently have expanded all over Manhattan (Grand Central, Times Square, NoHo, TriBeca).
K Order: Al Pastor and Carnitas
P Order: Quesadilla with meat and a Grapefruit Jarritos.
Located in the heart of SoHo, this underground restaurant feels like you are walking aboard a luxury yacht. We ordered sushi and oysters for a late afternoon snack and both were incredible. Highly recommend if you are looking to curb your fish craving.
Order: Oysters, Crispy Tuna
Grand Central Terminal
The mecca of the underground. Never not amazing by Grand Central. Be sure to check out the Whispering Corners downstairs.
A cute neighborhood Italian spot that serves fresh produce from its rooftop garden and upstate farm. Beautiful decor, a plus.
Off the beaten path, but worth the trip down to LES. Solid Pizza on an old school NYC street.
Order: Hotboi (Pepperoni topped with jalapenos and hot honey) & a Sicilian slice.
Wander the village after brunch or before dinner. Pop into the cute little boutiques and admire the beautiful brownstones.