8 Best Hidden Food Spots in NYC

From savoring the sweet, lemon flavor of limoncello to uncovering an interesting jazz club in the heart of Greenwich village, uncovering quaint places to enjoy NYC’s culture truly has no limits. The below are the top hidden restaurants, cafes, and bakeries in New York City which are waiting to be explored. 

503 Columbus Avenue
Located on the Upper West side is this fancy bar and lounge that features live music almost every night with no cover charge. With an extensive dinner menu, this is the spot for the perfect date night, or just a few drinks with friends.

Pod 39 Rooftop
145 East 39th Street
Located on top of the Pod 39 Hotel is this spanish themed rooftop bar that is perfect for relaxing sunsets and friendly happy hours. Come experience the Spanish decor without even leaving the city.

The Uncommons
230 Thompson Street
This hidden location is a small coffee shop and also the home to hundreds of unique board games. Many guests can come and enjoy the simple but rewarding games while enjoying their coffee and delicious food.

La Piscine
518 W 27th Street
Come view the skyline and a few cocktails from this historic Chelsea rooftop restaurant. “La Piscine” or pool in French, is an interesting, vibrant bar with a small pool available for their customers to cool off in as they enjoy the city’s many skyscrapers.

Smalls Jazz Club
183 W. 10th Street
The Smalls Jazz Club is a world famous Jazz Music destination located in a tiny basement in Greenwich Village. Situated in the heart of this historic neighborhood, visitors can enjoy authentic Jazz music while also treating themselves to New Orlean based cocktails such as a Mint Julep.

Amor y Amargo
443 East 6th Street
This location is so small that you may want to come alone. With only 10 seats total, this tiny bar resembles a creepy science lab, but actually offers a massive list of carefully formulated cocktails.

281 West Broadway
Pepolino is one of the last good spots in city to get the world famous Italian Limoncello. A classic alcoholic beverage from Sorrento, it can sometimes be quite difficult to find authentic limoncello in the city.

Tanner Smith’s
183 West 10th Street
Come drink like it’s 1920 in this speakeasy themed establishment in Midtown. But don’t be fooled, cocktails are completely legal and definitely found here at the famous Tanner Smith’s.