Food Crawl | My Look + City Eats

To celebrate our 4 year anniversary Nick and I spent Saturday doing a food crawl across Manhattan (how fitting). We were originally planning on doing something more romantic and going to a nice restaurant but of course I waited way too long and we couldn’t get a reservation anywhere. We basically just said screw it – let’s go out for pizza, doughnuts and fried chicken instead. Here’s where we went!

First stop: Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street in the West Village. Joe’s is known for being the best pizza in NYC – the crust is thin, the cheese fresh and it has just the right amount of sauce. It’s classic NY pizza at it’s finest. Not sure why we don’t go here more often. It’s only $2.50 a slice and it’s right down the street from our apt – totally going back for more…

Second stop: Doughnut Plant on 23rd Street in Chelsea. We took a scenic walk up through the West Village and the Meatpacking District – of course people watching, dog stalking and townhouse creeping all along the way. We were blessed with gorgeous weather so we didn’t mind the 30 minute walk. If you ever visit the city and are looking to walk the streets I’d definitely suggest starting in the lower West Village (like Carmine Street) and then walking straight up Hudson Street to Chelsea. I know a lot of people love Bleecker Street because of all the great shopping but I try to avoid it because it’s SO crowded with tourists. Hudson Street is much quieter and just as charming – trust me.
Now for my thoughts on Doughnut Plant… don’t get me wrong they were good doughnuts, but not as good as I thought they’d be. I was expecting some bomb deliciousness, but they were really just your average doughnut. Still yummy but nothing I’d ever go out of my way to get again. They had some cool flavors though – I loved the creme brulee! 
I was wearing…
Willow & Clay jacket c/o | Annie Griffin Blouse c/o (use code ‘blog20’ for 20% off) | Old Navy jeans | Shoemint booties c/o | 
Later that night (we needed a break lol) we met up with my high school bff Tara for dinner at Peels. The menu is simple, all-American food with a southern twist. I loved the fried chicken and biscuits I ordered but Nick and Tara weren’t too impressed with their dishes. It’s a little expensive for what you get ($3 for a biscuit, $8 for brussels sprouts…) but hey that’s New York. I definitely want to go back for brunch soon, specifically for the build-a-biscuit special. After dinner we ended the night with a few beers at Phebes, one of our go-to bars on the Bowery.
I feel like I’m finally getting an idea of the food landscape in NYC (well my neighborhood at least). I’ve developed a list of a few restaurants and little hole-in-the-wall places I definitely would suggest to others. If you guys every want suggestions feel free to send me a message on my FB page or shoot me an email! If you have any suggestions for other restaurants or eats I need to try let me know in the comments below! xo

15 Comments | in City Guides, Travel

15 Responses to Food Crawl | My Look + City Eats

  1. Jenniya says:

    Nice bag! 🙂

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  2. Great pop of colour ! love orange and purple paired 😉



  3. Amazing outfit… especially love the bag, booties and jacket! Happy anniversary!


  4. looks like a blast and fun purse!
    kw ladies in navy

  5. I absolutely LOVE Lower Manhattan and the Village, but I seem to always skip these places that you mention. Thanks for keeping me updated on new eats around the city, especially in my favorite area of Manhattan. Come to Brooklyn soon ;D

    Your Friend, Jess

  6. Such gorgeous pictures. It’s lovely to see you having such a good time. I love nothing more than trying new restaurants!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  7. Tipsy Parson in Chelsea-hands down, my favorite restaurant in that area (or pretty much the whole city). The food is delicious and the decor is spot-on. It’s cozy and just perfect. I need to try that pizza place! The pizza in my neighborhood is seriously lacking. Also in the West Village, Red Farm is good, and Blue Ribbon Bakery.

  8. Katies Bliss says:

    @Jackie {York Avenue} I’m adding all your suggestions to my list of must-try places – thanks Jackie! And yes you NEED to try Joe’s!

  9. Katies Bliss says:

    @Leanne Van Breda Thanks so much Leanne! I love trying new restaurants too 🙂

  10. Katies Bliss says:

    @Jessica Joyce Of course!! If you have any suggestions for Brooklyn let me know – I really do need to venture over there more!

  11. Love this, Katie! Sounds like you and the BF had a great date night. 😉 P.S. – I have your bag in the luggage color, but I’m LOVING it in the purple! So fun! 🙂



  12. Katies Bliss says:

    @Kellyinthecity Yes we did – thanks Kelly! And it seriously is the best bag, such a great purchase!

  13. Angelika says:

    I live in New York and would really recommend artichoke its an amazing pizza place, it looks a little small and unimpressive but i guarantee you the artichoke pizza they have their tastes amazing!!

  14. I cannot thank you enough for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

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