Food and Drinks

Get the inside scoop on a few tried-and-tested places to get good food and drink. 


Washington Heights



Visit Coogan’s, a neighborhood saloon with an Irish feel and a multicultural clientele.

Cachapas y Mas

Visit Cachapas y Mas for some of the most authentic Venezuelan food in Northtern Manhattan.

Hilltop Perk

Members of the CUMC community looking for delicious and healthy food options and beverages can now look to the Medical Center's newest Hilltop Perk cafe

Jou Jou

Enjoy breakfast, creative sandwiches, and other light fare at this cash-only cafe.

Carrot Top

Try various pastries at this bakery and deli, located off 165th and Broadway.


Serving fresh authentic Caribbean food, Malecon's diverse menu is comprised of home style recipes reflecting rich cultural traditions for a reasonable price.


Saggio offers fresh and simple Southern Italian cooking in a rustic and relaxed setting with a top-notch wine and beer list.

Heights Tavern

Brick tavern with sidewalk seating offering Cajun-inspired dishes, freshly made salads, craft beer, and signature cocktails.

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Around NYC


New York City Greenmarkets

Find a bustling space filled with neighbors, families, office workers, and chefs all shopping side-by-side for the freshest local farm products.

Chelsea Market

This is an enclosed urban food court and shopping mall located in the Chelsea neighborhood.


This Food Flea Market features packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 100 vendors.

Housing Works Café

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York downtown institution with special events and a fully stocked café that support Housing Works Inc, a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS with the mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS.

Levain Bakery

From an inventive array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie, everything is baked on-site every day from natural ingredients.

Harlem Tavern

This uptown neighborhood bar, grill, and beer garden is located on 116th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd, just blocks from Central Park.

The Meatball Shop

This casual service restaurant specializes in meatballs with 6 locations throughout New York City.

The Standard Biergarten

Find German beer, sausages, and pretzels offered in an outdoor setting under the High Line – open during the summer, and enclosed in the winter.

Arthur Avenue, The Bronx

Ask any New Yorker about Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and you'll get a flood of loving sentiment about the 'Real Little Italy of New York' -- the best place for bread, pasta, meat, pastries, and espresso machines.

Katz’s Deli

This no-frills, cash-only deli with theatrically cranky service has been serving mile-high sandwiches in the Lower East Side since 1888.

Brooklyn Brewery

This microbrewery offers tastings and tours that provide an inside look at the creation process.




Peacefood cafe serves delicious, innovative, and healthy vegan cuisine prepared with mindfulness, gratitude, and intention to nurture spirit and body.

Hu Kitchen

A fast-casual restaurant with an earthy vibe, Hu provides a lot for those on the Paleo diet. 

Spring Natural Kitchen

Located on the Upper West Side, the sister restaurant to Spring Street Natural serves up unprocessed, wholesome and homemade dishes.

Little Beet Table

Enjoy gluten-free American fare, cocktails and juices in a low-key, low-lit setting with a small bar.