We all want to have the perfect Instagram feed, and we all have those friends who will do anything to get the perfect Instagram picture. Actually, let’s be real, we’re probably that friend. You know, the one who will stand on their chair in a crowded brunch spot to get the perrrrrrfect lighting? Yeah. That’s us too.
Well, lucky for you, we went sleuthing for the best spots in New York to up your Insta-game just a tad. Check ’em all out before someone else gets to them.
Location: 192 Mott St.
Location: 385 Broome St.
Really just one place to try in Little Italy of hundreds; if you’re not going for their cannoli, then at least go for their Audrey Hepburn mural.
Location: 30 Prince Street
If you’re gluten-free, vegan, or a fan of Gisele Bündchen, then you have to get yourself here ASAP for their cupcakes and their mural.
Location: 64 Macdougal St.
It miiiiiiight be a barber shop, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stand awkwardly outside to take your food pictures with their hella stylish and minimalistic striped wall.
The Bowery Wall
Location: Houston Street & Bowery
It’s the best place to show off your artsy NY vibe and that classic NYC coffee cup.
Mott and Kenmare
Location: Mott & Kenmare (duh)
The murals here really understand us ’cause we’re just filled to the brim with love for food.
Location: 102 North End Ave
Popsicles? Booze? The NYC skyline? This place has all three, and we’ll race ya there.
Ralph’s Coffee Shop
Location: 711 5th Ave. 2nd Floor
Ralph Lauren definitely didn’t need to venture into the world of food, but his clean aesthetic comes across in his coffee shop above the Ralph Lauren flagship store on 5th Ave.
Location: 3 West 18th Street
Feeling minimalistic? City Bakery has your back with tons of white backgrounds for that perfect blank space, baby. Don’t forget to grab a cup of their life-changing hot chocolate during the winter.
Location: 2 Rivington St.
Look at those fine ass tiles, just calling out to be on your Instagram feed. Help them out.
Location: West Side next to Henry Hudson Pkwy
Close to campus and picturesque as hell. Grab your Mister Softee before the temps cool down and snap a quick picture against the Hudson before the rest of campus beats you to it.
Location: West Side of the Park from 66th to 69th St.
The prettiest part of Central Park in the author’s humble opinion, and the perfect au naturale setting for your picnic pictures.
Are you really a New Yorker if you don’t Insta your Chelsea Market lunch on the Highline?
Location: 90 Kent Ave., Brooklyn
A prerequisite for a degree from any college in the city: proof you went to Smorgasburg at least twice before graduation.
Your Beloved Campus
Location: Columbia University/Barnard College
Last, but definitely not least, hands down the BEST place to Instagram your food in New York City is here at home.