17 places to visit in NYC 2018 discovered by bloggers
March 15, 2018
New York City has 24,000 restaurants, 8,000 food stalls, 10,000 bars, over 100 museums,
and 1,700 parks. It’s got some of the best shopping, nightlife and theater in the world.
We built Llama to help navigate this landscape of awesomeness and plan the best possible trip for you.
Llama is a mobile app that curates the best local bloggers in a variety of categories to help you plan incredible trips.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite places found by bloggers.
2) Peak ramen euphoria can be achieved at
in the Lower East Side.
Torigara ramen. Photo: Melissa Hom (Photo from Grub Street)
Grub Street, Nakamura’s chef is considered a Ramen god in Japan and is revered by
his Ramen contemporaries Dave Chang and Ivan Orkin in New York.
Serious Eats and
The Infatuation also
have a lot to say about great Ramen in the city.
3) The best bagel in New York, and therefore the best bagel in the universe, can be found at
Absolute Bagels on Broadway.
Photo: Melissa Hom (Photo from Grub Street)
The Gothamist and
Grub Street, Absolute Bagels are the best bagels in Manhattan.
If you’re willing to venture out a little farther, they both recommend
Utopia Bagels in Flushing, Queens.
4) New York pizza is legendary, and the most legendary slice in the city can be found at
Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village.
7) If you’ve never been to a bath house before, no sweat! Head to Brooklyn for the authentic Russian
Photo from The Gothamist
The Gothamist, you can pay an elderly russian woman to lightly beat you with an olive branch
in a steaming hot room here. If that doesn’t sound incredibly relaxing,
FreshNYC knows about a few other cool places to visit in NYC.
8) Skip Central Park, check out New York’s most innovative public green space,
Photo from Tracy’s New York
The High Line is a 1-mile long public garden built on a raised, previously abandoned freight line.
Katie Lara shares why locals love it and
Tracy’s New York has some great ideas for stuff to do in
the area when you visit.
It’s a favorite of locals according to
Katie Lara, and the building has some cool hidden
secrets detailed by
Walks of New York. For more under the radar museums in New York, check out this post by
11) Close your eyes and breathe in the aromatic essence of the best tea room in New York,
Photo: Tirzah Brott/New York Magazine (Photo from Grub Street)
Grub Street details why Té Company is the best tea room in the city, bring a book or a friend and chill out for a couple hours.
Something different for a night out in NYC
12) For an off-the-beaten path brewery experience, look no further than
Folksbier Brauerei in Brooklyn.
Photo: Camilo Fuentealba (photo from Grub Street)
x We went with
Grub Street’s choice on this one for it’s welcoming atmosphere and
unique beers. For more excellent choices, we recommend
Serious Eat’s list of best breweries in New York.
13) For stunning views, craft cocktails and delicious bites, check out the best rooftop bar in the city,
Westlight at the William Vale hotel. Photo: Sophie Fabbri (Photo from Grub Street)
Grub Street ranks Westlight the #1 rooftop bar in the city for it’s incredible 360° views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn.
The Gothamist also recommend Westlight along with several other great finds in Manhattan.
14) New York is pricey by any standard, so check out the best happy hour the city has to offer at
Boilermaker in the East Village.
Boilermaker. Photo: @matthattanyc (Photo from Grub Street)
$8 cocktails, $7 wine and $4 beers from 5-8 p.m. on weekdays.
Grub Street details why the excellent drinks and
reasonably priced food make this the hottest happy hour spot in NYC. After 8 p.m. there are $7 beer-and-shot specials
till midnight, when the late-night pancake-and-mimosas menu begins.
15) Would you like a cocktail or burger with your movie madame? Head to Brooklyn for New York City's best dine-in movie theater,
Photo: Liz Clayman (Photo from Grub Street)
Gourmet food and delicious cocktails delivered directly to your face while you enjoy a movie on the big screen,
Grub Street has the scoop on the best dine-in theaters throughout the city.
Shop at these unique boutiques and thrift stores in NYC, 2018
Goop named this one of the hottest new spots in the city for a reason. This is the kind of store where you
could easily spend 5 hours browsing. For more options check out the Ultimate guide to boutiques in NYC from
17) The best thrift stores and flea markets are in Brooklyn, we recommend
Urban Jungle in Bushwick.
Photo: Tolly Wright (Photo from The Gothamist)
This one comes highly recommended by
The Gothamist, scour the countless shelves for tons of unique finds.
This guide from
Free Williamsburg also has great options for shopping vintage in Brooklyn.