Fall brings to New York several festivals, exhibitions, foodie events and art in general. The great weather and a less crowded city makes your experience more enjoyable. Autumn months in New York brings the foodie in all of us and even in the places you less expect you can find a good bite.
Here is a list of 5 places to visit in NYC during Fall:
1. Chelsea Market: wicked hot
Chelsea Market offers not only shopping options in general, but also outstanding food, from Italian sandwiches to lobster dishes. The market is usually very crowded but still a worthy experience. Shop for kitchen supplies, groceries and gourmet food, and try the spicy wicked hot chocolate at Jacques Torres, made with chipotle.
2. Cafe Zaiya: have green tea or tiramisu overlooking Bryant Park
Cafe Zaiya, a hidden cafe on the second floor of Kinokuniya Bookstore, is the perfect spot to enjoy a view of Bryant Park while having some green tea or dessert; the tiramisu is highly recommended! Grab a chair by the window and enjoy the gorgeous view from the park! The Holiday Market opens in October and it makes the scenery even more delightful.
3. MOMA: Get some culture at the Museum of Modern Art
MOMA is a great museum to get inspired, entice creativity and learn something new. The collections and special exhibitions are fantastic, and showcase media, photography, drawings, design, sculpture and illustrations. There is always a new exhibition and you can visit the museum for free during Target Free Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The cafeteria is outstanding, and so is the Italian espresso they sell.
4. Ippudo: Get a bowl of Ramen in the East Village
Warm up your evening with a bowl of Ramen in a Japanese restaurant. Authentic environment and fantastic cuisine - these are the key reasons this restaurant is top of the list in New York. Try something new on the menu and go for a walk on the neighborhood!
5. Grand Central Terminal - Oysters and whispers
Walk through the main concourse and appreciate the art right above you - the celestial ceiling mural is gorgeous. The amount of details in Grand Central Terminal is impressive and full of stories, like the Whispering Gallery. If someone stands by any side of the Oyster Bar ramp and whisper into the wall, the words can be heard across on the other side. Take a friend with you and try it! The Grand Central Market is also a must-go to shop for spices or fresh produce.