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Upper East Side Guide: The Best Things to do in Upper East Side New York City

Upper East Side

I’m so happy today to finally be sharing my Upper East Side Guide!  I’ve lived up here since I moved to the city in November of 2010 and I’ve been wanting to round up all of my favorite neighborhood spots for a while now. The thing is, every time I…

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Emily West Village

West Village

Emily is my favorite pizza in the whole city – it’s a totally different style from any other pizza I’ve had and infinitely more delicious! They’re also well-known for having one of the best burgers around.

35 Downing Street



Economy Candy

East Village


Revisit your childhood with a trip to Economy Candy, where you’ll find aisles and aisles of your favorite classic candy – from Nerds to Sour Patch Kids to Pop Rocks and beyond. The store has been around since the 1920s when it was a hat and shoe repair shop with a candy cart outside. When the Depression hit the candy cart started doing better than the actual store, and the rest is history!

108 Rivington Street



Balthazar is a classic French brasserie in the middle of SoHo. The menu is full of rich, classic French fare, and the soaring ceilings, zinc bar, and bustling atmosphere will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Paris. Warning – it’s very crowded and very loud, so your best bet is to go first thing when it opens for brunch!

80 Spring Street

Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – brunch on weekends

Old Rose

West Village

Old Rose is a super cute brunch spot in the Jane Hotel, right near the Hudson River in the West Village. The food is good but the real draw is the gorgeous decor, making this spot a true Instagram darling! They have matches too 🙂

113 Jane Street

Petite Boucherie

West Village

Petite Boucherie sits on the cutest little tucked away corner of the West Village, and features lovely French decor, a cozy atmosphere, and a delicious menu of French classics.

14 Christopher Street

Ralph’s Coffee

Upper East Side

One of my favorite coffee shops on the Upper East Side, Ralphs Coffee is located inside the women’s flagship on Madison Avenue, right near Central Park. The decor is chic and the scones are delicious!

888 Madison Avenue

Jeffrey’s Grocery

West Village

A super cute, cozy spot for brunch on one of my favorite corners of the West Village (just around the bend you’ll find Three Lives, the most charming bookstore!).

172 Waverly Place (corner of Christopher and Grove Street)

McNally Jackson South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

McNally Jackson South Street Seaport is a lovely outpost of one of my favorite New York City bookstores. It’s in a cute little cobblestone square, it’s big and roomy, and you could truly spend hours browsing. They have a cafe as well!

4 Fulton Street
Mon-Thurs 11AM-9PM
Fri 11AM-10PM
Sat 10AM-10PM
Sun 10AM-9PM

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