New York Minute
Itinerary | Travel | New York City, NY | United States
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Whenever I go to New York City I try to go for at least a weekend. There’s simply too much to see and (more importantly) to eat. Twenty four hours in New York City is not nearly enough to see what the city has to offer. But sometimes that’s all you have. Here’s how I spent 24 hours in NYC.
Full NYC guide coming soon, stay tuned!
Dinner in Chinatown
Soup dumplings are always a must when visiting New York City, I tried a place called Shanghai Asian Manor for the first time and it was delicious. I also recommend the more famous soup dumplings places as well, such as Joe's Shanghai and Shanghai Taste, all of which are located in Chinatown. After dinner I checked out the new Taiyaki NYC ice cream shop, and also bought a ton of sponge cakes from Kam Hing Coffee Shop across from Taiyaki NYC. I highly recommend trying the sponge cakes, they're only $0.75 for the original and $1.25 for the flavored sponge cakes! I also had to make a stop at Boba Guys, probably my favorite bubble tea place but I always opt for their homemade almond jelly instead of boba - IT'S SO GOOD.
Kam Hing Coffee Shop
Address: 118 Baxter St New York, NY 10013
Hours: 6AM - 8PM daily
Midtown Must Eats
Visiting New York City is typically a non-stop food trip for me, so after dinner/dessert/boba in Chinatown I went up to Midtown for some NYC staples: chicken and rice from The Halal Guys and banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery. On the way back to the hotel (more info below), I opted to walk through Times Square instead of taking the subway.
Taking The High Line
Since I was stuffed from the previous night, I opted for a quick breakfast from Bibble & Sip. I wanted to try their popular cream puffs, but unfortunately they were sold out. I ended up trying the iced matcha latte, matcha panna cotta, and black sesame croissant which were all amazing. Afterwards I walked through The High Line, a park built on an old elevated railroad that runs through the West Side.
Gallery Hopping in Chelsea
The High Line runs through Chelsea, which is full of great art galleries. I found out about Galerie Lelong and Gladstone Gallery while browsing Instagram (fun fact: that's how I plan my vacations, through IG pictures) and stumbled upon the Mr Brainwash Presents Icons gallery while walking. I took this 24 hour trip last fall, and the exhibits featured in my pictures are probably long gone by the time you read this, so make sure to check the gallery's website before visiting to see what's on display!
Checking Out The Out Hotel
For lunch I went to Kiin Thai Eatery in Greenwich, a short walk from Chelsea. This place had a great lunch special, which I highly recommend if you're a fan of Thai food. After lunch I went back and checked out of The Out Hotel, where I stayed for the night.
The Out Hotel is a trendy gay-friendly hotel I actually found while browsing Airbnb! I was really surprised to find a hotel listed on Airbnb, the reviews were great and the amenities which feature a sauna, hot tub, and outdoor courtyards were what sold me on The Out Hotel. Also, I did some research and the prices on Airbnb were cheaper than the price listed on The Out Hotel's website!
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