Here are just a few recommendations in some of my favorite cities. Please feel free to email me with specific questions about these places.

NYC

THE SMILE NEWSTAND (In Shinola) - Tribeca

best chocolate chip cookie

FIKA - multiple locations

best place for coffee and a sweet treat

LE DISTRICT - Brookfield Place

best place to take a break from wandering and have a casual steak frites 

LAUGHING MAN COFFEE - Tribeca

tiny altruistic coffee stand owned by Hugh Jackman. 

DOS TOROS - multiple locations

best place for casual Mexican

ROBERTA'S - Bushwick, Food Truck

best. pizza. ever

LIL FRANKIE'S - East Village

Excellent Pizza, hot spot

MARTA - Chelsea

best florentine steak this side of the Atlantic. great negronis.

DOMA NA ROHU - West Village

best breakfast and european (German,  Austrian) specialties

vancouver

VIA TEVERRE - Victoria Drive

low-key napoletan pizza place with authentic ingredients

 

33 ACRES - Mt. Pleasant

brewery with great food accompaniments. also great for brunch and serves up a mean cappuccino!

BURGOO - multiple locations

comfort food, stews, pies

EAST IS EAST - multiple locations

if you want to go out for ethnic flavors that are hard to recreate at home, head here. Delicious meat or veggie filled roti wraps, spicy drinks, lentil daal. great ambience too.

LE FAUX BOURGEOIS - Kingsway

french bistro 

FINCH'S - Downtown

amazing baguette sandwiches, salads and cheese plates

DIRTY APRON - Beatty

cooking classes and a great deli

COCO et OLIVE - Main St

great spot for sandwiches and salads

GO FISH - granville island

fish tacos and burgers on the seawall, fresh off the boat

LIBERTY BAKERY - Main St.

favorite coffee shop to feel like a worldly designer. beautiful minimal japanese/nordic interior 

REVOLVER COFFEE - Cambie St, Gastown

light filtering into this pre-war building onto the pour-over chemex pots make this easily the most instragrammable coffee shop in Vancouver

Q SHI Q - Mt. Pleasant

japanese BBQ, cool hip hop vibe

EL CAMINOS - Main St.

low-key Mexican

CAFE ELYSIAN - multiple locations

one of my favorite coffee spots in the city. great coffee and baking.

 

SHARKY'S - Lonsdale Quay.

serious platters of roasted meat and comfort sides. 

BUFALA - Kerrisdale

italian with killer flavour combinations

EAST VAN ROASTERS

the best salted chocolate chip cookie in the city and ultra-silky chocolate truffles to pair with your coffee

LA QUERCIA - Kitsilano

upscale italian. try the chef's tasting menu for an unforgettable experience. killer wine list

EARNEST ICE CREAM - multiple locations

small batch and locally-produced. pints to go are in glass jars

NICLI ANTICA - gastown eastside

great vibes, great food and drinks and an awesome happy hour in this modern, certified neapoltian pizzeria in an old brick pre-war building

HARMONY DONUTS - upper lonsdale (north van)

classic, fresh cake donuts in a crazy old school shop going on 40 years.

TILT - Pearl District

burgers and southern foods. the desserts (pies) are amazing

COMMISSARY - Nob Hill (NW)

neighbourhood coffee shop with excellent cappucinos and fresh baked comfort foods. try the breakfast biscuit

LITTLE BIRD - downtown

great little french bistro

PINE STREET MARKET - downtown

gourmet food hall with an awesome assortment of vendors

BLUE STAR DONUTS - multiple locations

if you're willing to wait in line for a donut, this is the one to go to

GRASSA - multiple locations

low-key italian. fresh pasta, negronis and a big bowl of olives. what else do you need?

NUVREI - Pearl District

the best croissants in Portland

PASTAWORKS/CITY MARKET - multiple locations

marketplace of specialty italian foods and wine

ROMAN CANDLE BAKERY - Richmond (SE)

loved both the sweet and savoury treats in this industrial-chic bakery

SEE SEE MOTORCYCLES - Kearns (SE)

one of the most unique coffeeshops i've been to... retro motorcycle theme, but still serves a mean cappucino!

PRINCE COFFEE - Kenton (NE)

would you like a fresh stroop wafel with your coffee? why, yes, I would!

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