The List

So many places to eat, so little time!  Here is an ever-growing library of restaurants, eateries, bakeries, food trucks, and other culinary adventures that I want to experience sooner than later.

I’ve been to all the places with a  —–>     *    next to it.

The ones with a clickable link have a review on Shared Appetite.

This list changes and grows almost every day.  I’ll update it as often as possible.

NYC | Brooklyn | Queens | Long Island | USA | Paris | San Francisco

NYC Restaurants

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*A.B. Biagi Gelato  // A.B. Biagi Gelato 

Ai Fiori – Chef Michael White

Alder – Chef Wylie Dufresne

*Alices Tea Cup

*Andy’s Italian Ice Food Truck

*Artichoke Basille’s Pizzeria

ABC Cocina

*ABC Kitchen – Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

*A Salt And Battery



*Babbo – Chef Mario Batali

Back Forty

Bahn Mi Saigon

Balthazar Restaurant

*Bantam Bagels


*Bar Americain – Chef Bobby Flay

Bar Boulud

Bar Jamon  – Chef Mario Batali

*Barbuto – Chef Jonathan Waxman

*Bareburger // Bareburger

*Bassanova Ramen

*Beauty And Essex – Chef Chris Santos

*Beard Papa


Benoit Bistro – Chef Alain Ducasse

*Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2013 /// Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2012

*Big D’s Grub

*Big Gay Ice Cream // Big Gay Ice Cream (again) // Big Gay Ice Cream (again again)

*Bisutoro – Chef Morimoto

*Black Seed Bagels

*Blue Hill NYC – Chef Dan Barber

*Blue Smoke


*Bouchon Bakery

Boulud Sud

Breads Bakery

*Brooklyn Taco Company

Burger and Barrell

*The Burger Joint

*Butter – Chef Alex Guarnaschelli


*C&C Prosperity Dumpling

*Calexico Cart

The Cannibal Beer and Butcher

*Cara Cas Arepa Bar


Casa Mano – Chef Mario Batali


Catch – Chef Hung Huynh

Charlie Bird

*The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

*City Bakery

*Clinton Street Baking Company

*Co. – Jim Lahey

Colicchio and Sons – Chef Tom Colicchio


*Coolhaus // Coolhaus

Corvo Bianco – Chef Elizabeth Falkner


Costata – Chef Michael White

Craft – Chef Tom Colicchio

*Craftbar – Chef Tom Colicchio

Craftsteak – Chef Tom Colicchio

*Crif Dogs

*Daisy Mays BBQ


*Davey’s Ice Cream

David Burke TownHouse


*Del Posto 2012 – Chef Mario Batali /// Del Posto 2013 – Chef Mario Batali

*Dessert Truck Works (now called Cathcart & Reddy) (Update: CLOSED)

*Dinosaur BBQ

Dirt Candy

Dirty Bird

*Dominique Ansel Bakery



*The Donut Pub

*Dos Toros Taqueria // Dos Toros Taqueria (again)

*Doughnut Plant // Doughnut Plant (again)

*Eleven Madison Park

El Quinto Pino

Empellon Cocina

*Empellon Taqueria

*Empire Biscuit

*Eric Kayser




*Fatty Crab

*The Filling Station

First Prize Pies


Frankies Spuntino


*Gato – Chef Bobby Flay

Graffiti – Chef Jehangir Mehta

*Grammercy Tavern – Chef Michael Anthony


*Georgia’s Eastside BBQ

*Gorilla Cheese Food Truck

Grand Sichuan


*Hearth – Chef Marco Canora

Hells Kitchen

Hill Country BBQ

i sodi

*il laboratorio del gelato // il laboratorio del gelato

Imperial No. 9 – Chef Sam Talbot

*Ippudo Ramen

*Ivan Ramen (Lower East Side)

*Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop

*Jacques Torres Chocolatier


*Je and Joe Ice Cream (now closed)



*JG Melon

Joe’s Dairy

Joe’s Shanghai

The John Dory Oyster Bar – Chef April Bloomfield

*Kelvin Slush Food Truck

*Khe-Yo – Chef Marc Forgione

*Kimchi Taco Food Truck // Kimchi Taco Truck (again)

*Kin Shop – Chef Harold Dieterle

*Korilla Food Truck

*La Maison du Chocolat

Little Pie Company

*Laduree Macarons

*The Lambs Club – Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

Landmarc – Chef Marc Murphy

Led Zeppole

Le Bernardin – Chef Eric Ripert

Le Relais de Venise

Legend Bar & Restaurant

*Les Halles

*Levain Bakery

Little Branch

Little Owl

*Locanda Verde

*Lucky Rice Festival

*Luke’s Lobster


*Marea – Chef Michael White

*Marc Forgione

The Marrow – Chef Harold Dieterle

Mausam Curry N Bites Food Truck

*Max Brenner

*The Meatball Shop


*Mesa Grill – Chef Bobby Flay (now closed)

Metaphor – Chef Jehangir Mehta


*Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque

*Minetta Tavern

*Mission Cantina – Chef Danny Bowien

*Mission Chinese Food – Chef Danny Bowien

*Molly’s Cupcakes

Momofuku Ko – Chef David Chang

*Momofuku: Milk Bar – Pastry Chef Christine Tosi

*Momofuku Noodle Bar – Chef David Chang

*Momofuku Ssam bar – Chef David Chang

*Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

*Morimoto – Chef Masaharu Morimoto

*Motorino Pizzeria

*The National – Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

*Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches (now called Vicky’s)

*The Nugget Spot


The NoMad

Nougatine – Chef Jean-George

*Num Pang // Num Pang (again)


*Oddfellows Ice Cream

*Osteria Morini – Chef Michael White

*Otto – Chef Mario Batali // Otto

*Otto’s Tacos

*P & H Soda Co.

*Panda Dumpling House


Park Ave. NYC




Pegu Club

Per Se – Chef Thomas Keller

Perilla – Chef Harold Dieterle


*Phil’s Steak

Philippe Chow

*Pickle Guys

*Pies n’ Thighs (LES)

Pig and Khao

*Pok Pok Phat Thai (now closed)

*Pok Pok Wings (now closed)

*Popbar // Popbar

*Prosperity Dumpling

Prune – Chef Gabrielle Hamilton


*Red Farm

Red Rooster – Chef Marcus Samuellson

*Rickshaw Dumpling

*Rocket Pig


*Salvation Taco – Chef April Bloomfield

*Scarpetta – Chef Scott Conant


*Schnitzel and Things Food Truck

Shang Restaurant – Chef Susur Lee

*Shake Shack // Shake Shack



*Spotted Pig – Chef April Bloomfield

*Spot Dessert Bar

Souvlaki GR

*Stand 4 (closed)

*Stanton Social – Chef Chris Santos

*Suenos – Chef Sue Torres

*Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery

*Sullivan St. Bakery

Superiority Burger

Supper Resturant

Sushi of Gari

Sweetery NYC

*Taco Truck

*Tacos Morelos

*Taïm Falafel






*Terroir Wine Bar – Chef Marco Canora

Tertulia – Chef Seamus Mullen


This little piggy had roast beef


*Torrisi Italian Specialties

The Treats Truck

*Two Little Red Hens Bakery

*Umami Burger

Uncle Boon’s


*Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

*Vanessa’s Dumplings

Vermilion – Chef Chauhan

*Victory Garden (Goat Milk Ice Cream) // Victory Garden

*Virgils BBQ

*Wafels & Dinges

Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza and Penne

*wd-50 – Chef Wylie Dufresne

*‘wichcraft – Chef Tom Colicchio

*Xi’an Famous Foods

*Yuji Ramen

Zucker’s Bagels




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*Ample Hill Creamery


Brisket Lab

*Brisket Town (Delaney BBQ)

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory  

Brooklyn Fare

*CakeMan Raven

Chip Shop

The Chocolate Room


Clover Club


Do or Dine


Fatty Cue

Fette Sau

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Frankies 457

French Louie

Good Fork

*The Great GoogaMooga


*Hometown Barbeque

*Kimchi Grill

*Krescendo – Chef Elizabeth Falkner


Marlow & Sons

*Mast Brothers Chocolate

*Mile End Deli

*Oddfellows Ice Cream


Paulie Gee’s

*Peter Pan Donuts

Phin and Phebes

Pies n’ Thighs

Pok Pok

*Roberta’s Pizza


Sweet Chick


Totonno’s Pizzeria




Tortilleria Nixtamal

Danny Brown Wine Bar and Kitchen



San Francisco and Napa Valley, California

Top 12 Places to Eat in San Francisco

*Ad Hoc – Chef Thomas Keller

*Bob’s Donuts and Pastries

*Bottega – Chef Michael Chiarello

*Bouchon Bakery – Chef Thomas Keller

*Dynamo Donuts

*Flour + Water- Chef Thomas McNaughton

*Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

*The Girl & The Fig

*Incanto – Chef Chris Cosentino

*In-N-Out Burger



*Mission Chinese Food – Chef Danny Bowien

*The Model Bakery

*Mustards Grill

*Smitten Ice Cream

*State Bird Provisions

*Tartine Bakery

*Umami Burger




*Bobby Flay Steak,  Atlantic City

*Craftsteak – Chef Tom Colicchio, Las Vegas

*Estadio, Washington D.C.

Girl and The Goat – Chef Stephanie Izard (Chicago, IL)

*Guapos Food Truck – Chef Jose Garces, Atlantic City

Ink – Chef Michael Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA)

Lola – Chef Michael Symon (Cleveland, OH)

*Palena, Washington D.C.

*Proof, Washington D.C.

*The Red Hen, Washington D.C.

*Serious Pie – Chef Tom Douglas (Seattle, WA)

*Trophy Cupcakes (Seattle, WA)

*Village Whiskey – Chef Jose Garces, Atlantic City

Volt – Chef Bryan Voltaggio (Fredericks, MA)

*Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Atlantic City



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*The Top 10 Foods You Have To Eat In Paris

*How To Eat Like a Local in Paris

*The Best Paris Chocolatiers


*Angelina’s Patisserie

*Bistro Paul Bert

*Cake Shop @ Mandarin Oriental

*Chez L’Ami Jean – Chef Stephane Jego

*Coinstot Vino

*Eric Kayser Boulangerie

*Fish La Boissonnerie

*Franck Kestener – MOF Chocolatier

*Frenchie – Chef Gregory Marchand

*Guy Savoy – Chef Guy Savoy

*Hugo and Victor Patisserie

*Jacques Genin Caramels and Chocolatier

*Jean-Charles Rochoux Chocolatier

*L’Avant Comptoir – Yves Camdeborde

*L’As Du Fallafel

*L’Office – Chef Kevin O’Donnell

*La Briciola

*La Maison du Chocolat

*La Patisserie Des Reyes

*Laduree Macarons

*Laurent Dubois – MOF Fromagier

*Le Baratin

*Le Chateaubriand – Chef Inaki Aizpitarte

*Les Papilles

*Maille Mustard Shop

*Patrick Roger – MOF Chocolatier

*Pierre Herme

*Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier



*Spring – Chef Daniel Rose

*Vandermeersch Bakery

*Wendy Lyn Food Tours

Long Island

Aji 53 Bayshore


Biscuits & Barbecue

*Bobby’s Burger Palace

*Bubba’s Burrito Bar

*Pizzetteria Brunetti

*Magic Fountain Ice Cream


*Mt. Sinai Sushi


*Salsa Salsa

*Satellite Pizza

*Shake Shack



*Tai Show