Best Millennial Food Spots in New York City

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There's just something about a brunch place with the perfect aesthetic that makes a millennial go wild, isn't there? As an Instagram obsessed millennial myself, I'll admit that most of the time when I go out to eat, I'm looking for a place that has a vibe I like, food that I can take photos of, and will make it look like I actually do cool things with my life rather than just stay home all day and watch reruns of Catfish (aka what I've been doing the past two weeks).

If you're venturing to New York City anytime soon, you'll know that there are infinite places to get a meal. There are also so many cute shops with beautiful food that it would be ridiculous to pass through without at least one photo of an overpriced dish. As someone who's lived in NYC for almost 2.5 years now, I've made it a quest to go to some of these places and care less about what the food tastes like and more about how I feel when ingesting it based on what it looks like or how the eatery fits my idea of "#goals."

Now this all may sound terrible, vapid and ridiculous, but let's be honest here, we all have had a moment where we "do it for the 'gram" and why shouldn't food be included in that. With the influx of millennial pink and matcha everything, sometimes it's fun to jump on the bandwagon, and here are some spots in New York City where you can do that AND feel like you've walked away with a cool memory only seen by millions in a viral Facebook video (I swear I'm only being half sarcastic).

The Butcher's Daughter

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Taiyaki

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The Bagel Store

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The Good Sort

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Sweet Moment

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Cha Cha Matcha

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Milk & Cream Cereal Bar

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The Sosta

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Bubby's

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Tiny's & The Bar Upstairs

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DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

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Wu Kong

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Eggloo

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Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles

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CafΓ© Integral

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Pietro Nolita

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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

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Breads Bakery

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Chavela's

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Hungry Ghost

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Think Coffee

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Tortaria

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Bunsmith

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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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Manhattanville Coffee

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Baohaus

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The Melt Shop

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And here's a convenient map to help you find them all. Happy millennial food hunting.