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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?


Magic Mix Juicery

Recommended by: Vanessa Packer (Co-Founder, modelFIT)

If it wasn’t for Magic Mix Juicery, the Financial District would be a complete fast-food wasteland. The juice bar and raw, vegan cafe offers Wall Streeters the opportunity to nourish their bodies with a selection of greens, roots and fruit drink options, or foods such as protein packed breakfast bowls, marinara zucchini noodles with mushroom meatballs, or [...]


Shake Shack Battery Park City

Recommended by: Andreas Schreiner (Chef/Owner, Pubbelly), Amanda Freitag (Chef, Empire Diner), Rocco DiSpirito (Author, Now Eat This!), George Mendes (Chef/Owner, Aldea), Cara Eisenpress (Founder, Big Girls Small Kitchen), Nate Appleman (Chef, The Next Iron Chef), Gail Simmons (Judge, Top Chef), Fabio Viviani (Finalist, Top Chef)

Shake Shack is Danny Meyer’s empire of a burger spot in multiple locations throughout the city. An ode and throwback to the original, simple burger, this is one of our favorites for great on-the-go gourmet ‘fast food.’ It’s safe to say Meyer has raised the bar of all fast food around the country. “As a [...]