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Manhattan-Lower East Side

Whether you’re an instagram lover or hater you’ve inevitably wondered where do people find all these places that look so beautiful?? This guide brings together a few of my favorite spots on the Lower East Side. In addition to being amazing destinations for food, sweets and a drink, they are all also super instagramable.

Cameron S. Cameron S.

Cameron is a writer with a love for tennis, friends and the finer things. She loves the cobblestone streets downtown and strolling Prince, Broome and Crosby streets of Soho.

Kiki'sRestaurants & Cafes
Simple Greek fare such as seafood & lamb served | Cozy warm space with exposed-wood beams
(646) 882-7052website
130 Division St, New York, NY 10002

Kiki’s is cozy rustic spot on the lower end of the Lower East Side. If you didn’t know better you’d think you were walking into a Chinese restaurant. The Chinese letters on the awning are a nod to the Chinese supply shop that was located here before Kiki’s opened about three years ago. The restaurant is named after one of the three owners and has become known for it’s no nonsense Greek food served in a rustic wooden tavern style space.

Morgenstern's Finest Ice CreamIce Cream
Modern ice cream parlor serving up whiskeys & other liquors
(212) 209-7684website
2 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

After diner, stroll north on Orchard street. It’ll be about a 10-15 minute walk past Grand and past Delancey but it will be well worth it. Morgenstern’s is that kind of new old place. It’s a newer ice cream shop that captures an older time period. From the simple decor to the classic menu it’s a treat.

FreemansRestaurants & Cafes
American fare, craft cocktails | Colonial tavern decor in hidden-away spot
(212) 420-0012website
Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002

Checkout the incredibly quaint Freemans. In addition to be a great restaurant and tavern this little restaurant tucked away on it’s own “Freemans Alley” is made to be photographed. You can grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a night cap in style.

Start the evening at Freemans. The restaurant is the creation of Taavo Somer and William Tigertt. The two stumbled upon the cozy space at the end of an unused alley off the Bowery and thought to themselves, this would be the perfect place for a rugged, clandestine, colonial American Tavern. Today, it’s still an inviting and delicious spot serving up simple, rustic fare in a comfortable tavern tucked away on a nearly hidden alley in the LES.

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