Aheli Wanders: Manhattan


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Hello, and a very happy New Year. This year, I thought I would take our insane love of food and drinks and write a guide about a place I’ve lived in for over eight years! I’ll be updating this list frequently, so please feel free to share your favorite recommendations!

<3 Aheli

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Aheli Wanders: A Guide to Manhattan

Places to Eat

hit list

Baar Baar , $$, fancy(-ish) Indian, Green Pea and Goat Cheese Kulcha 

Llama San, $$, Japanese-Peruvian (Nikkei)

Hanoi House, $, Hanoi Style Beef Pho 

BCD Tofu House, $, Soon Tofu with Meat

eat (breakfast)

Coppelia , $, Steak & Eggs with off-menu hot sauce

Cafe Cluny $$, Brunch, Cluny Burger

Jack’s Wife Freda, $$ 

Lafayette, $$, Fancy Brunch

Friend of A Farmer, $$, Carrie Dee’s Buttermilk Apple Pancakes

Butcher’s Daughter, $, Healthy Breakfast

Egg Shop, $, Eggs (Duh!)

Augustine, $, Steak Frites

eat (on the go)

Los Tacos No. 1 $, Pork Abodado Taco

Urbanspace Vanderbilt, $-$ Roberta’s Bee Sting Pizza

Nish Nish, $, Falafel Sandwich

Blue Park Kitchen, $, Healthy But Tasty Bowls

The Grey Dog, $, Something for everyone

Mamoun’s Falafel, $, Classic Sandwich

The Meatball Shop, $, OG NYC Sandwich

The Kati Roll Company, $, Unda Chicken Roll

By Chloe, $- Taco Salad or Mac & Cheese with Shitakke “Bacon”

eat (dinner) ($-$)


Coppelia , $, Steak & Eggs with off-menu hot sauce

BCD Tofu House, $, Soon Tofu with Meat

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, $, Unlimited Japanese BBQ

Ippudo (Westside & East Village), $, Akura Modern Ramen

Jongro BBQ, $, Lunch Box 

Joe Shanghai , $, Soup Dumplings


Little Owl, $$, Cinnamon Sugar Beignets

Her Name is Han, $$, Homestyle Japanese,

Pasquale Jones, $$, All the Pizzas

Seamore’s Nolita, $$, Fish Taco

Joseph Leonard, $$, Monkey Bread

Baar Baar, $$, Best Indian Food

Jeepney, $$, Longganisa Sausage

The Spotted Pig, $$, Chargrilled Burger and Banoffee Dessert

dinner ($-$)


Hanoi House, $, Hanoi Style Beef Pho

Momofuku Noodle Bar, $, Ginger Scallion Noodles

Crave Fishbar, $$, Oyster Happy Hour

Rosemary’s, $$, Roast Chicken

Jeffrey’s Grocery, $$, Oysters 

Khe-Yo, $$- Laotian, Pork Curry Noodles 

Maharlika, $$, Filipino Bistro

Sushi on Jones, $$, $60 Outdoor Omakase

Llama San, $$, Hamachi Tiratido


Atera, $$$, The best Tasting Menu in NYC

Brooklyn Fare, $$$, The Fanciest Tasting Menu You’ll Ever Have that’s Worth It!

L’Appart , $$$, Speak Easy Fancy

Blue Hill, $$$, Fancy American

Indian Accent, $$$, Best Indian Tasting Menu


Vin Sur Vingt (West Village), $-$, Wine

Raines Lawroom, $, Cocktails

Bobos, $-$, Excellent Happy Hour Until 7PM

Highlands, $, Scotch Bar

caffeinated / sweet


Black Fox

Insomnia Cookies

The Doughnut Project

Dominique Ansel Kitchen, $, DKA 

Harney and Sons, $$, Afternoon Tea

Baccarat Hotel, $$$, Afternoon Tea

Molly’s Cupcakes $, Made to Order Cupcakes

Keke’s Modern Cakes, $, Bouncy Cheesecakes 

Things to Do


Tenement Museum


El Museo del Barrio

museum of illusions

the Whitney (downtown)

Morgan Library

the Guggenheim 

the MoMa

Gagosian Gallery

work out



New York Pilates

Amanda Kloots

Vixen Workout

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