Twenty-three in NYC

Hey Foodies!

So it’s not true that nobody likes you when you’re twenty-three. I spent the weekend in West Village, NYC and have a list of places where I celebrated turning 23! My favorite neighborhood in NYC is the West Village just because I love the bustling view of 7th ave and the endless options of trendy dining and hang out spots! If you plan spending some time in NYC this summer, here are some options for a fun time in the city that never sleeps!


Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

From shopping, sipping, and eating, the Chelsea Market has a ton of cool quick and sit down restaurants to choose from!

The Highline

Once an unused railway, the Highline was converted into a neighborhood friendly walking trail, which now brings residents from Chelsea and other tourists together for an elevated walk.


Huevos Rancheros

Who loves 24/7 breakfast? I do! Coppelia serves up a hearty Cuban breakfast featuring their savory Huevos Rancheros over a bed of rice and beans and topped with salsa verde, sour cream, cheese, and PICKLED ONIONS. Yasss.

Hudson Yards

Magnolia Bakery

Banana Pudding

In case you haven’t heard, Magnolia Bakery has the B-E-S-T banana pudding on the block. Now I’m not much of a banana fan, but Magnolia’s pudding is a game changer. So whether you like regular, chocolate, or rainbow banana pudding, this bakeshop has got you covered.

The Vessel

The Vessel

NYC’s newest architectural exhibition is now open and ready for endless Instagram selfies and check-ins! If you’re in the mood for a hike, then climb the stairs and explore or just snap a picture like you did šŸ˜‰



Rose Tea and Macaroons

Channeled my inner Blair Waldorf and enjoyed tea time at LadureƩ in SoHo. Pictured above is their rose tea paired with scrumptious chocolate, rose, pistachio, and caramel macaroons. Oh, I wish I indulged just a little more!


230 Rooftop and Bar

Rooftop View

A HEATED rooftop with robes just to keep you warm? That’s my kind of bar. This rooftop off of 5th ave is the place to be on a Saturday night. It was all good vibes, good drinks, and a sweet view of the Manhattan skyline.

99 Fresh Pizza

Cheese Pizza

First and foremost, this pizza was only a $1. I don’t care what anyone says, but my favorite NYC pizza is the $1 cash only kind. Cheesy n’ greasy, just how I like it!

Washington Square

Mamoun’s Falafel

Falafel Sandwich

Talk about a cheap date. This falafel sandwich was less than $5! This cash only hideaway is located on Macdougal Street, only steps away from Washington Square Park. Mamoun’s not only serves falafel, but other halal chicken and meat options as well!

West Village

Baby Brasa

Baby Brasa

This is the trendiest spot for good drinks and good conversation. Baby Brasa’s Peruvian cuisine and cocktails sets the mood for the evening, featuring a live band on Fridays!

Sotto 13

Veal Ragu and Lamb Sausage Rigatoni with Octopus

The first time I ever came to NYC, I stumbled upon this hidden oasis in the West Village. Sotto13 serves up fresh pizza and hand cut pastas daily! Paired with a light spritz, this pasta was just one of my unforgettable meals.

All in all, this was how I spent 23 in NYC! Surrounded by good vibes and good food. No decision was a poor decision, and I highly recommend checking out these places. Not only are they gram-worthy, but actually worth visiting!

Until next time,

The Spicy Savor

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