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my favorite NYC restaurants

If you are in NYC and want to know where to get the best, yummiest food ever, try some of these places. They are not to be missed! I put them in order of my favorites.

I am moving to New York in December, so part two of this list will come out after a long, hard live there…Stay tuned!

HanGawi
12E 32nd Street (between 5th and Madison Ave)
212-213-0077
Great Korean restaurant. There is a lovely zen, sexy vibe in there. Great place for flirts! I recommend the vermicelli noodles, the mountain roots, ginger grilled tadok root (SO good), veg dumpling soup and the desserts (pudding, rice balls). Tell them hi from me! I love the people who work there!

CANDLE 79
154 East 79th Street (79th & Lexington)
(212) 537-7179
Nice upscale restaurant. Perfect for flirts! I recommend: Seitan Picatta, Seitan Chimichurri, and peanut butter bliss…and the cocktails! Sangria! Rub owner Bart’s belly for me! Give joy a hug…and enjoy the really sweet staff. Tall handsome bartender too!

PURE FOOD & WINE
54 Irving Place
212-477-1010
Very nice vibe. Swanky, sexy, great place to enjoy.
Flirts will love these dishes. Be sure to get the arugula salad, cheese plate, mint ice cream sunday, or ice cream trio covered in chocolate, and the master cleanse sake martini.

STOGO
159 2nd Avenue (entrance on 10th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
212-677-2301
Great ice cream. Great for flirts! This place is amazing!

BABYCAKES
248 Broome St. (between Orchard and Ludlow)
212-677-5047
Great for flirts. They have yummie vegan cupcakes and cookie sandwich with cream. And all kinds of fun treats, and great lemonade

VEGETARIAN DIM SUM HOUSE
24 Pell St.
212-577-7176
Great for flirts! Staff is grumpy but it’s a fun adventure. The food is yum. I love the pork buns and the veg soup.

SULLIVAN STREET BAKERY
533 W. 74th St.
212-265-5580
Great pizza. Flirts will like and vegans will rejoice!

JIVAMUKTTEA CAFÉ
841 Broadway, 2nd Floor
212-353-0214
Good for flirts . Great for vegans and superheroes. The vibe is nice. The staff are super friendly and helpful. I loved the quinoa, kale, and rosemary seitan. Also loved the grilled cheese and the eggs on toast!

GOBO
1426 3 Ave. OR 401 Avenue of the Americas
212-288-5099, 212-255-3242
Good for flirts. Very nice place. The lasagna is really good. Also, the mock chicken on top of the salad is really good.

SOUEN
210 6th Ave (at Prince St.) OR 28 E. 13th Street (between University Pl. and 5th Ave)
212-807-7421, 212-627-7150
This is paradise for superheroes! This is my favorite spot in NY…. And there are 2 locations! They have great, simple, clean macro food. I recommend the squash, greens and daikon, and carrots with carrot dressing. I also like the kimpira. Also love the tofu sandwich, and am dying to try the home made seitan sandwich.

CANDLE CAFÉ
1307 Third Avenue (between 74th & 75th streets)
212-472-0940
This is Candle 79’s sister restaurant. Good for flirts. I recommend the Aztec salad, club sandwich, hummus plate and chimichurri for sure!

FRANCHIA
12 Park Avenue (between 34th and 35th Street)
212-213-1001
This is HanGawi’s sister restaurant. It is good for flirts. The teas there are so good, and the savory pancakes are great. The sushi is also really good.

SACRED CHOW
227 Sullivan Street (between W. 3rd and Bleecker)
212-337-0863
Sacred Chow is a great little veg joint with an indie vibe. The Reuben sandwich is a must. I’ve only been here once, but can’t wait to try the rest of their menu.

ANGELICA KITCHEN
300 East 12th Street
212-228-2909
Great place for flirts. I recommend the Caesar salad, tofu pesto sandwich, Kinpira, shepherd’s pie, and coconut cookie.

ZEN PALATE
663 9th Ave. (at 45th St.)
212-582-1669
Another great place for flirts. I haven’t been in so long, but I remember loving the scallion pancake and the orange chicken balls (not sure what they are called)

STRICTLY ROOTS
2058 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (at 123rd St.)
212-864-8699
This place has a good vibe, great plantain dishes.

CARAVAN OF DREAMS
405 E. 6th Street
212-254-1613
This place is good. The smoothie with ice cream is great, and the burrito is terrific.

COUNTER
105 First Avenue (between 6th and 7th)
212-982-5630
This place has great organic wine. Haven’t been in ages.

QUINTESSENCE
263 E. 10th Street (between Ave A and 1st Street)
646-654-1823
Great raw place. I recommend the sun burger, the desserts, and the crepes. I haven’t been in ages.

INTEGRAL YOGA NATURAL FOODS
229 West 13th St.
212-243-2642
The counter service food is great here.

ORGANIC AVENUE
101 Stanton Street OR 43 8th Ave.
212-334-4593
They have juice fasts and such. Not ideal for superheroes, and not ideal for winter. But great for a spring and summer cleanse. It is delicious though!

S’NICE
45 8th Ave. (at W. 4th St.)
212-645-0310
I have never been, but have heard good things.

RED BAMBOO
140 W. 4th St.
212-260-1212
I have never been, but heard that it’s great.

BLOSSOM RESTAURANT
187 9th Ave.
212-627-1144

OZU Restaurant Japanese Kosher Natural Food
566 Amsterdam Avenue (between 87th and 88th Streets)
(212) 787-8316
I hear it’s clean and good. Superhero food!

MANA
646 Amsterdam Avenue (between 91st – 92nd Street)
212-787-1110
I haven’t been there in a long time, but I remember liking it. Superhero food!

Also, if you know about an amazing restaurant that I missed, please tell me about it! What do you love to eat when you’re in NYC?

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