- Hundred Acres, Soho, $$, amazing brunch
- Franks, East Village, $$, the best Italian I have had in the City so far!!
- Pulino’s, Soho, $$, the only place that will put egg on pizza, its amazing trust me
- Rosa Mexicano, 4 different locations, $$$, hand make guacamole at the table
- Teodora, Midtown East, $$, my favorite italian restaurant
- Bread Nolita, $$
- Blue Ribbon Sushi, Columbus Circle, $$$
- Vezzo, Murray Hill, $, The best thin crust pizza, they also offer whole wheat crust
- Blue Smoke, Murray Hill, $$, BBQ
- Sunburnt Cow, East Village, $, All you can drink brunch owned by Aussies
- Grom, Upper West Side & Chelsea, $, REAL Italian Gelato, its amazing!
- The Smile, Bond Street in Noho, $$, Little unique cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Big Booty Bread Co, Chelsea, $, Latin Bakery
- Baked By Melissa, Union Square & Soho, $$, Mini Cupcakes
Favorite Beauty Spots
- Escape Spa, Midtown, $$, amazing facials and massages for a great price
- Exhale Spa, Midtown/Upper East Side/ Gansevoort, $$$, a little pricey but the atmosphere is great
- Uni.K Wax, Murray Hill, $, Amazing price for waxing and they do a great job!
Favorite Brunch Spot
Penelope Cafe, 159 Lexington Avenue (Corner of Lexington and 30th)
Brunch is huge in New York so you have no excuse not to try Penelope’s. Penelope’s is located in Murray Hill and is a Cafe, Bakery, and Bar. They are open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner. All of their food are made with healthy ingredients and all of the food is amazing. Warning though it is ALWAYS crowded on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The wait can be anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, so either wake up early or plan for me. But trust me you have to try Penelopes. My favorite Brunch Item is the Penny Egg Sandwich.
Favorite Mexican Restaurant
La Esquina, 106 Kenmare Street (SoHo)
La Esquina is hands down the best Mexican food in the City! If you have never been I highly recommend it. I will also let you in on a little secret if you go there it will look like a taco stand but around the corner is the restaurant (that part does not take reservations). The real secret and the beauty of La Esquina is if you call (ahead of time it fills up fast) and ask for a reservation at the downstairs bar there is a whole secret room down there through the kitchen. Not many people know about it but it is amazing down there it is like a Tequila Bar. You have to make reservations a couple days before you want to go, it is a very popular place. I would recommend trying a little bit of everything but the Elotes Callejeros (Side Dish) is amazing. It is mexican street corn.