First of all, yay for you! I've been living here for over a year and I love it more and more every day. There's so much to do, so much to see, so much to taste, and so much to try! I love New York.
Here's my goodness guide to the best of NYC!
Place for Vegetarians and Meat-eaters to Dine Together: Dimes NYC
There are amazing salads, great vegetarian entrees, and incredible acai bowls (at brunch) for the vegetarians, but also a variety of great meat and fish options. I'm dating a meat eater, so it's the perfect Sunday brunch or Saturday lunch spot!
It's also a wonderful place to catch up with the girls over a chic and delicious meal.
Museum for Adults: Metropolitan Museum of Art
The art is amazing. But you already know that! There's something that's probably equally amazing at the Met that you might not know about! Read on to find out.
An insider tip that I only recently learned is that if you head up to the roof of the museum, you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking free views of the City and Central Park available!
Museum for Kids: Natural History Museum
Kids at heart will love this one, too! Or anyone with an inquisitive spirit and a fondness for biology.
Check out their website to see what special exhibits will be offered while you're there!
Active Date: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge
The views are amazing, the bridge itself is amazing, and the walk (while crowded) is a lovely mile or so. It's perfectly manageable fitness-wise for many, gives you plenty to look at during any potential lulls in the conversation, and spits you out in Dumbo (assuming you start in Manhattan).
|The Brooklyn bridge is the first (brown, not gray) bridge in the photo!|
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Farmer's Market: Union Square Greenmarket
I'm perhaps a bit biased, because I work in Union Square and it's also just one of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC, but I definitely think it's not to be missed!
Especially in the fall, there's a great bounty of absolutely delicious farm-fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, and more. Some, though not all, of it is even fairly decently priced! By NYC standards, at least.
Raw Vegan Fast Food: Juice Generation
Be still, my heart.
I cannot praise the Maki Rolls enough and those of you who follow me on Instagram (@danaikadzere) know I'm obsessed.
The other raw vegan foods (see the pizza, above) and acai bowls are amazing, too, as well as the delightful assortment of smoothies, juices, desserts, snacks, and vegan baked goods. Yum!
What would be on your goodness guide to your hometown?
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