What’s better than a day of prancing around New York like a cheesy tourist? Pairing that experience with real, stretchy, salty, gooey CHEESE.
Here’s where to hit up cool new cheesy dishes around the city with glamorously cheesy New York City sightseeing.
Eat: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
The #StripCheese is a brand new sandwich with steak, fried onion, bacon, and oh… 1.5 POUNDS of cheese. Permission to share.
See: Grand Central Station
MJs actually overlooks the main concourse that you see in movies – under the sky of constellations. Feel free to pick up some suitcases and spin around like you’ve just arrived.
Eat: Loreley Beer Garden
This German beer garden serves up spaetzle with a cheese-pull action shot included. It’s hearty and satisfying and best served with a brew (or two).
See: Bowery Mural
Every few months the blank wall on Bowery and Houston takes on a new shape. One famous graffiti artist after another, the wall is always a work of art perfect for the ‘gram.
Eat: Juniper Bar NYC
This mondo Croque Madame XXL gives brunch a new meaning. It means that brunch can be both classy… and sassy. Try this cheesy-ER spin on a French classic.
See: Mood Fabrics
Pop into Mood, the official fabric store of Project Runway. Even if you don’t have a need for fabric, I trust that you’ll Make it Work.
Eat: White Gold Butchers
I almost don’t want to tell you about this place. But I will ‘cause I’m nice. The sausage egg and cheese served for breakfast here is a literal dream come true.
See: Museum of Natural History
The whale room though – who doesn’t love the whale room? Pay what you will for this Upper West Side museum, and throw it back to elementary school field trips.
Eat: Buns Bar
This burger with a mozzarella cheese bun is extraordinarily cheesy. Look at this loop! WHAT IS HAPPENING I️ DON’T KNOW BUT I️ WANT TO EAT IT.
See: High Line
Spanning 17th to 35th street on the West Side, the High Line is a walking trail on an old elevated railroad. Walk the whole thing to see classic skyline views from above.
Eat: Under the Bridge
The Spicy Feta Dip at this Greek bistro is to DIE for. Comes with warm soft pita slices and a few other dips that are delicious but not cheesy so I’m not allowed to mention them here.
See: Roosevelt Island Tram
Yeah, there’s Roosevelt Island, but what about the TRAM that gets you over there? Part frightening, part fun, it’s a cheap thrill you can check off the tourist list.
Eat: The Bedford
The Mac and Cheese Burger literally has mac and cheese in the bun. It’s SO crispy, and it’s my new favorite comfort food.
See: Williamsburg thrift shopping
Buffalo Exchange. Monk Vintage. Crossroads Trading Co. Pick any of them to feel SO Brooklyn.
Eat: Piscillo Italian Panini
A SOLID Italian sandwich. I’d say 10/10. The mozz is poppin’ here. So worth the trip to the financial district.
See: Charging Bull
Mosey over to the famous brass bull of Wall Street. Go ahead and take your cleverly angled picture, you sicko.
Eat: Il Corallo Trattoria
One of the hidden gems of the lower west side, Il Corallo has so many dishes I have yet to try. Either way, order the Rigatoni Pagani, a creamy creamy pasta dish with hidden SMOKED mozzarella bites – you’re not going to want to share.
See: Friends Apartment
Look up – right above the Little Owl restaurant in the West Village is that view we all knew and loved as the Friends Apartment. They were there for us. Rachel, Joey, Ross… all of them.
Mafaldini with Parmesan and Pink Peppercorn is part of a sophisticated late dinner in Brooklyn over a glass of red wine on a cozy night. Need I say more?
See: Brooklyn Brewery
Weekends aside, Brooklyn Brewery is pretty cool. Get there early for a table and a board game. Want a tour too, you cheesy tourist-for-a-day? Book in advance.
Ok you cheesy fool, let’s do this! #cheesetour2018