What hasn’t been said about New York City? I’ve even written about it on this blog before. What I find most impressive about this city is that there’s something new to discover with every visit; whether sticking to one neighbourhood or venturing to each of the five boroughs.
Soho has received a lot of blogger attention due to its gorgeous storefronts, cobblestone streets, and abundant eateries. It will undoubtedly satisfy the most discerning travellers and denizens.
There are many accommodation options in Soho and nearby. My sister and I decided to book boutique hotel, The James when we were last in New York City. The art hotel only has a few rooms and is perfectly situated for those who plan on spending significant time in Soho. The views from each room, but especially the rooftop gym, were incredible!
With eateries and cafés on every corner, this is where Soho shines. There’s an endless array of world-class brunch spots and cafés that will keep your tummy full throughout your stay.
The Butcher’s Daughter: This juice bar and organic café uses seasonal ingredients to create delicious concoctions that will keep you going no matter what the day holds. The service is friendly and speedy, which is a necessity in Soho.
Egg Shop: My personal favourite, Egg Shop does wonderfully creative things with eggs. The interior is simple, bare bones, really, and the food is eggscellent!
Café Select: A casual (gorgeous) European rail-station bistro, Café Select is a must-visit from morning to the wee hours.
Jack’s Wife Freda: Brunch is very, very real at this understated all-day bistro. My sister and I decided to indulge in a late lunch because the lineup during breakfast was frightening.
Black Seed Bagels: New York-style bagels with the freshest ingredients, need I say more?
Lombardi’s Pizza: Choosing a pizza place in NYC is difficult, okay? Lombardi’s will surely delight
Freemans Restaurant: Search #freemansalley on Instagram, and you’ll see why this is a prime spot for picture-taking. It’s also a delicious dinner option with an extensive food and drink menu.
Morgenstern’s: You’ll need something sweet to wash down all that brunch and pizza, right? Morgenstern’s delivers excellent quality and a wide array of flavours!
Happy Bones: New York has an array of New Zealand and Australian-owned cafés and Happy Bones is a crowd favourite for its minimalist interior. Order a flat white and a doughnut from Dough.
Gasoline Alley Coffee: This gem serves artisanal brews in the most lively environment.
Two Hands: This is a go-to spot for açai bowls, avocado toast (with a fried egg on top), smoothies, and quality coffee. You’ll love the fairy lights that adorn this café.
Shopping in Soho, for me at least, is more about window shopping and gathering inspiration than actually spending. The stores are beautifully decorated and the cobblestone streets ooze elegance.
McNally Jackson Bookstore: An independent bookstore with a café that hosts events and offers self-publishing.
The Reformation: Did you know fashion is the third most polluting industry globally? This repurposed vintage boutique is all about recycling fabrics and tracking how much of an impact their garments have on the environment? Cool, right?
Acne Studios: If you’re a fan of Stockholm brand, Acne, you’ll want to stop by their Soho studio. Mesmerizing!
What’s your favourite NYC neighbourhood?