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7 New Restaurants to Try in New York City This Spring and Summer

Sugar Sweet Sunshine Cupcakes

Every year a bunch of exciting restaurants open in New York City around the spring and summer time and 2019 is no different. More choices are always a good thing! So with that in mind, here are seven new restaurants to try in New York City this spring and summer.

Mercado Little Spain – 10 Hudson Yards

Mercado Little Spain Food Hall

P.C.: Mercado Little Spain

Mercado Little Spain is Jose Andres, Ferran and Albert Adrià’s Spanish food hall and it is easily one of the most exciting draws of the Hudson Yards. There will be stands selling paella, bravas, churros and more. Plus there are three full service restaurants, Mar which serves Spanish seafood dishes, Leña which serves meats and vegetables grilled over a huge fire pit and Spanish Diner, which focuses on home cooking.

Honeybee’s – 95 Avenue A

Honeybee's Pulled Pork

P.C.: yelp, Rose I.

Honeybee’s is a vegan barbecue restaurant and it is probably the most interesting restaurant to have opened in New York City recently. They have classic barbecue dishes like pulled pork, burnt ends and sausages but the twist is that they are all plant based! Plus they also have a bourbon bar with a huge drink menu.

Ole & Steen – 873 Broadway

Ole & Steen Pastries

P.C.: Ole & Steen

Ole & Steen is a Danish bakery chain that just opened their first location in the United States near Union Square. Their menu is full of delicious breads, pastries and cakes. We loved their Christianshavner cake and their fruit tarts. Honestly, there are so many tempting treats and luckily the staff is more than eager to help you pick one (or two or three)!

Michaeli Bakery – 115A Division St

Michaeli Bakery Pastries

P.C.: Michaeli Bakery

Michaeli Bakery is a new Jewish bakery in the Lower East Side. You can find all sorts of danishes, croissants, cookies and cakes along with traditional Jewish pastries like babka, bureka, rugelach and kugelhopf. We are going to have to take multiple trips to try them all!

Milkcow – 69A Bayard St

Milkcow Ice Cream

P.C.: yelp, Carrie X.

We love sweets and Milkcow is an exciting new Korean dessert shop in the heart of Chinatown. Their menu has so many exciting sundaes with their milky soft serve ice cream and crazy toppings. We have seen their huge sundaes and they look so good!

Di Palo’s Cafe – 153-155 Mott St

Di Palo Cafe

Di Palo’s has always been the go to place for all foodie things Italian and they are opening a cafe very soon. This cafe will be right around the corner from the Di Palo’s shop and their wine shop, Enoteca Di Palo. Di Palo’s Cafe will focus on cheese and we just can’t wait to find out more!

New Essex Market – 88 Essex St

Puebla Shrimp Quesadilla

The new Essex Market is finally open at Essex Crossing and there are now more choices than ever! In fact, you will find yourself wandering around the market in awe! You can get authentic Mexican food from Puebla, Middle Eastern foods from Samesa, Thai fried chicken from Eat Gai and amazing cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery.