Today, Brynn Elliott Watkins (and Allister Ann who photographed) takes Zooey readers into a little New York City tour of some of Brynn's favorite eateries. They might spark some last minute Valentine's ideas, so let us know what you think! Brynn say... I live in New York City, the biggest mecca for amazing food on the planet! With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought I'd share my absolute favorite places for you to dine. Whether it's a date night or time with girlfriends, these places will delight you!
For coffee, I suggest Café Minerva, a quaint cafe nestled in the West Village. Café Minerva is the perfect place to spend the morning with a special someone. The French Press is divine and the atmosphere is lovely for morning inspiration! Café Minerva is the ideal place for sitting and taking it all in... while sipping a lovely cup of joe.
For brunch I love to keep it light and airy. The Butcher's Daughter is just the ticket with its healthy fair. The Butcher's Daughter is one of my favorite places to go because it's so welcoming and chic.
I highly recommend the Smashed Avocado Toast, a filling and hearty dish. Farm Eggs and Toast Soldiers, a more traditional English breakfast, is also tasty. To top it all off, I love their green juice, appropriately named "Green." It's chock-full of cucumber, kale, and other green goodness!
Sometimes, you just need to take a sugar break. When it's time for a sweet indulgence, my favorite place is the Doughnut Plant! My boyfriend Aaron and I love to come here! I love their special Valentine's Day Rose Doughnut. It has actual rose petals on it! The Rose Doughnut may sound crazy, but it is so yummy! It's the perfect treat to get you into the spirit, and also so perfect for a Valentine's Day morning treat. I recommend coming here for late night chats and secret sharing.
My last recommendation for this Valentine's Day journey is my favorite dinner spot. Extra Virgin in the West Village has an inviting bar and a great late night vibe. Extra Virgin makes Valentine's Day a total breeze with their beautiful and delicious Valentine's Day menu!
Order a glass of their Rose Champagne and try their scrumptious Pistachio Goat Cheese Salad. It’s so refreshing and light!
For dessert, share a piece of Extra Virgin's Warm Flowerless Chocolate Cake. This delectable, melt-in-your-mouth morsel is a perfect happy ending to any day of dining in New York City!