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The Best of New York, NY

Karen Gomez

Producer & Travel Content Creator Welcome to my second printed edition of Passport In Photos. I founded the travel content site in 2018, where I share my advice on the best places to eat, things to do and where to stay around the world. I hope to inspire and help you explore places maybe you haven’t thought of visiting before through my carefully curated list of personal recommendations. In this edition, I share the best of the city I live in - New York City. @karenagomez @passportinphotos

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New York, NY

There’s no place like it in the world. A city that is ever-changing and on the move, yet manages to keep a sense of “same”. Unique for so many reasons, what I love most about NYC is its diversity of people, cultures and cuisines - an entire world at your fingertips every day. Ask any New Yorker, he or she will tell you their list of go-to favorites. Here’s my (personal) guide, which includes old and new. Whether you’re a tourist visiting the Big Apple for the first time or a local looking to try something different, I hope this guide about the place I call home will offer you something new in New York City. 2

All photos in this guide by @karenagomez


Best Restaurants

Minca 4


Samurai Papa

Japanese ramen

Ramen bar @MincaRamen


536 E 5th St. 32 Varet St. New York, NY 10009 Brooklyn, NY 11206 594 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216



Caracas Arepa Bar


Venezuelan arepas



65 4th Ave. New York, NY 10003

91 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10009

(1 of 3 locations)


(1 of 2 locations)

Chinese Tuxedo

Thai Villa

Contemporary Chinese

Thai royal cuisine



5 Doyers St. New York, NY 10013

5 E. 19th St. New York, NY 10003


Ovest Pizzoteca

El Centro

Napolitano dishes & brick oven pizza

Mexican fare & margaritas

@ovestpizzoteca 513 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001


@elcentrohk 824 9th Ave. New York, NY 10019

Pio Pio

Little Spain

Authentic Peruvian cuisine

All-day Spanish dining destination



604 10th Ave. New York, NY 10036

10 Hudson Yards New York, NY 10001

(1 of 9 locations)


Best Cafés

REMI Flower & Coffee 10

REMI Flower & Coffee Fresh flowers, plants and coffee @reminyc 906 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10017 The Butcher's Daughter Juice bar & cafĂŠ


581 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 (1 of 3 locations)

La Mercerie Contemporary French eatery and shop @lamerceriecafe 53 Howard St. New York, NY 10013 11

Best Speakeasy & Wineries



Apotheke Specialty cocktails @apothekenyc

9 Doyers St. New York, NY 10013 Wรถlffer Estate Vineyard Family-owned sustainable vineyard @wolfferwine

139 Sagg Rd. Sagaponack, NY 11962 Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Hudson Valley's flagship winery @millwine

26 Wing Rd. Millbrook, NY 12545 13

Best Art & Music

The Whitney 14

The Whitney

The Met Cloisters

American art Medieval art @themetcloisters @whitneymuseum 99 Gansevoort St. 99 Margaret Corbin New York, NY 10014 Dr, NY, NY 10040

National Sawdust


Live music venue

intimate shows @sofarsounds Unique venues around NYC & 400+ cities

@nationalsawdust 80 N. 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249


Best Outdoors


Kobra Murals "Colors of Freedom"

Kobra Murals "Colors of Freedom" 18 Murals by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra around NYC @kobrastreetart

Vessel 15-story maze of stairwells @thevesselnyc The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards New York, NY 10001


Brooklyn Bridge Walk across the bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn @brooklynbridgeig

NYC Parks Spend the day people (or dog) watching at any of the many free parks @nycparks 18

Hudson Yards 19

Best Day Trips



Dia:Beacon Modern art museum @diaartfoundation 3 Beekman St. Beacon, NY 12508

Cold Spring Village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York @cold_spring_ny



“Somewhere between living and dreaming there's New York�


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The Best of New York, NY  

A guide to the best places to eat, drink and things to do in and around New York, NY.

The Best of New York, NY  

A guide to the best places to eat, drink and things to do in and around New York, NY.