While I was thinking of what to blog about, I felt like sharing more of my trip to New York last year. Yes, New York! By now everybody knows this is my favorite city. I have already shared my travel diary and hotspot that I discovered while I was there. But I have so much more to tell and share about my trip. I’ll never get enough of New York and that’s why I want to look back on my amazing trip to New York and share my “Must Do’s” in New York so you can have an amazing time in New York as well!
Central Park | Manhattan, New York
New York is a very busy city where everything just keeps going. This is something I like about New York but it can be overwhelming. A walk around a park would sound nice at those type of moments, right? Well, in the centre of New York you’ll find Central Park. Here you can escape the craziness a little and still enjoy the beautiful skyline.
Brooklyn Bridge | Two Bridges, New York
When in New York, you must (absolutely must) go to the Brooklyn Bridge and walk across. While walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, you have the most beautiful view of the New York skyline, get a closer look at the bridge itself and by the end, you’ll be in Brooklyn. Next time I definitely want to go to the Brooklyn Bridge when the sun comes up or goes down.
Greenwich Village | New York
There are many different neighborhoods in New York. You might be familiar with SoHo, East Village and Financial District, but there are many more. One of those is Greenwich Village. It feels a lot more quiet here and the streets are filled with houses you always see in the movies. While walking around the Greenwich Village area, you’ll see lots of cute stores and might even end up at Carrie Bradshaw’s house in Perry Street…
Williamsburg | Brooklyn, New York
Lately, another up and coming part of New York is Williamsburg. Everyone has been talking about it and that’s what got me curious. It’s very easy to get to Williamsburg with the metro. We got the metro from Grand Central Station and it took about 15 minutes to get to Williamsburg. Williamsburg is filled with graffiti, unique stores and food places.
The Butcher’s Daughter | 580 Hudson Street, New York
You might not know it from the name, but The Butcher’s Daughter is a plant-based restaurant, cafe, juice bar and “vegetable slaughterhouse”. After looking thought the menu my mom got the Triple Berry French Toast (which was 9-grain bread, almond milk and egg batter served with banana, raspberry and blueberries, topped with whipped strawberry vegan butter and pure maple syrup) and I got the Butcher’s Pancakes (which consisted of home-made rice flour pancakes with almond milk batter served with whipped coconut cream and berry sauce). Both of them were so good! Besides the very tasty food, you will for sure love the interior. The location in Greenwich Village is filled with plants. Want to read and see more of this hotspot? Read my blog post about The Butcher’s Daughter here.
Bakeri | 150 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
While in Williamsburg, visit Bakeri. It’s a small cafe and bakery on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. At Bakeri you can get a cup of coffee or tea and with that get a pumpkin cake or sugar cookie. Having lunch with a freshly made sandwich is also a possibility. The decor is comforting and has a vintage feeling to it. The small seat in front of Bakeri is very cozy and the perfect place to sit, enjoy your fresh baked goods and just watch people walk by.
Georgetown Cupcake | 111 Mercer Street, New York
Cupcakes everywhere! I had seen the ladies from Georgetown Cupcake first on television. When I visited Washington DC with my family, of course I had to go to Georgetown Cupcake and try one of their cupcakes for myself. I discovered they also had a location in New York so of course we got cupcakes from there. My favorite has to be the vanilla birthday cupcake, so if you go there, try that one!
Doughnut Plant | 220 West 23rd Street, New York
If I had the choice for a sweet snack, I would definitely go for a wild blueberry donut from Doughnut Plant. Last time I was in New York we discovered this hotspot in Chelsea, while we were walking back from the High Line. They have yeast, cake, squared, filled and gluten-free donuts. All of these have different flavors and the wild blueberry one is just so good. If you aren’t near Chelsea, don’t worry. Doughnut Plant is also located in Grand Central Station.
Berlyn 65 | 163 Grand Street, Brooklyn
While wandering through Williamsburg, we stumbled upon this boutique called Berlyn 65. From the outside I could already see all of the greenery, which made it a very Instagrammable place. Berlyn 65 has a large collection of handmade items from all over the world. If you’re looking for a unique souvenir, this is definitely the place to go.
Bulletin | 145 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
On to this yellow beauty in Williamsburg. I say yellow because that’s why it stood out to me. From the outside of the store you could already see the yellow walls shining through the windows of the store. When entering the store, there was a text on the wall that explained the concept of Bulletin. The Bulletin store is fully stocked with the best female-run brands. Every inch of space to support and celebrate female voices. I love this! I spotted a lot of cute pins, shirts and prints with inspirational quotes.
Mulberry & Grand | 864 7th Avenue, New York
From bright yellow to all pink. Mulberry & Grand is a pink paradise, as you can tell from the photo. Mulberry & Grand is a boutique with mostly handmade jewelry but also sunglasses, clothing items and cute clutches with all kinds of sayings and quotes on them. This is where I got a ring with a white opal stone in it. It’s one of my favorite rings and if I could, I would have bought everything they sell because it’s all dainty and cute.
And this concludes my list of “Must Do’s” in New York! After researching and writing this blog post I feel like going to New York again. Lotte and I already have plans to go after she graduates. In the mean time I will definitely keep looking back at the photos I took while in New York and just dream about it… Have you ever been to New York? Which of these places would you like to visit?