The kids and I enjoy eating crazy-looking food. The more Instagramable the meal the better! For some reason, good-looking food tastes better! After many, many trips to NYC we have compiled a list of some of our favorite Instagram-worthy eats. If you are headed to New York City you are going to want to try at least a few of these!

21 Most Instagrammable Desserts in NYC

Here in no particular order is a feast for your eyes!

1. Magic HourMagic Hour NY

Magic Hour has beautiful cocktails and colorful food like this Pink S’mores Stack. Plus, their rooftop space is over flowing with flowers and beauty. Located at 485 Seventh avenue 18th floor NY, NY

2. Tipsy ScoopTipsy Scoop

Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour can come with or without booze. You can basically customize your creation, however you like. They also have milkshakes. Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour is located at 217 East 26th St,. New York, NY 10010

3. World’s Best Cookie DoughWorld's Best Cookie Dough

New York’s Largest cookie dough shop dishes up edible cookie dough & cookie dough stuffed cookies. Located at 164 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012.

4. TaiyakiTaiyaki souffle pancakes

Taiyaki has unicorn ice cream and soufflé pancakes. Chances are you recently heard about these pancakes on the news. Located at 119 Baxter St. New York, New York.

5. Clinton Hall

Clinton Hall NY - Red Velvet WTF Waffle

Clinton Hall NY – Red Velvet WTF Waffle

The Most Instagrammable Food in NYC

Birthday Waffles at Clinton Food Hall (no it wasn’t my birthday)

Clinton Hall has lots of waffles, but this Red Velvet WTF Waffle looks pretty fantastic. They have multiple locations around NYC, but the closest one for tourists will most likely be the location at 16 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018.

6. Carnegie Dinner & CafeChocolate cake at Carnegie Dinner

If you like chocolate cake this is your place! You can get a 12-layer slice of chocolate cake. Located at 57th & 7th Ave NYC.

7. Black Tap

black tap milkshakes

2 of the milkshakes at Black Tap

Black Tap does two things well, milkshakes and burgers. Their milkshakes are true freakshakes! They have multiple locations area NYC including this midtown location at 136 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

8. Holey Cream

Holey CreamHoley Cream has build your own ice cream donut sandwiches. Why have just ice cream when you can have a donut on top? Holey Cream is located at 796 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

9. Jenavies Cafe

Jenavies Cafe

Jenavies Cafe is serving delicious milkshakes in the Bronx. Located at 2920 Bruckner Blvd Bronx. NY 10465.

10. Junior’sJunior's Milkshake topped with a slice of cheesecake.

We mainly hit Junior’s for their hot chocolate. It is out of this world good. They also have a photo-worthy milkshake topped with a slice of cheesecake! Junior’s is located near Times Square and Broadway. They have multiple locations throughout the city. 

11. The Smith Restaurant

S'more in a jar at The Smith Restaurant NYC

The Smith Restaurant has lots of items that make pretty pictures, but we’ve definitely got a soft spot for the S’more in a jar. They have multiple locations around NYC. 

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Most Instagrammable Boozy Beverages in NYC

12. Spritz New YorkSpritz New York drink tree

You can get a drink tree at Spritz New York with your choice of cocktails! Located at 30 west 30th St.

13. Loreley Outdoor Beer GardenLoreley Outdoor Beer Garden

The largest heated outdoor beer garden in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is always crafting up some sort of photo-worthy concoction! Located at  7 Rivington St, NYC between Bowery & Chrystie St.

14. 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar

The 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar inside the Margaritaville Times Square has lots of fun-looking cocktails to choose from. 

15. PHD Terrace Rooftop Bar and LoungePHD Terrace Rooftop Bar and Lounge

PHD Terrace Rooftop Bar and Lounge has a 20lb Spiked Hot Cocoa topped with jumbo marshmallows & your choice of booze! PHD Terrace is located in midtown at 210 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019.

16. Caliente Cab Co.Caliente Cab Co.

Caliente Cab Co. has a “Gigante” Margarita that is definitely picture worthy. Calienta Cab Co. is located at 61 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014.

17. Chinese TuxedoChinese Tuxedo NYC

Chinese Tuxedo has lots of instagram worthy cocktails, including their Paradise Park Swizzle: Mezcal, Melon Liqueur, Cane Syrup, Lime, and Angostura. Chinese Tuxedo is located at 5 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013. 

18. District SaigonDistrict Saigon

District Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant, has lots of colorful cocktails. District Saigon is located at 37-15 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103. 

The Most Instagrammable Meals in NYC

19. The Bagel StoreThe Bagel Store

The Bagel Store has rainbow and glitter bagels. Need I say more? Located at 754 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.   

20. The TruffleistThe Truffleist

The Truffleist has these over-sized hamburger like creations. This is the Truffle-stuffed burrata bomb in a prosciutto bun! Located in Bryant Park. 

21. Lola Taverna


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Fire is always exciting and at Lola Taverna they will set your food on fire, specifically the Saganaki Fondue! Located at 210 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014.

I am sure this list is going to grow. It’s just a matter of time before we are back in the city searching for my Instagrammable food in New York City. If you are headed to NYC be sure to check out our New York City Travel Guide and don’t forget to pin this post, so you can find it later!

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