New York City is one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world. How many influencers have we seen taking pictures by the Flatiron Building or on top of the Empire State Building? Too many to count.
Now, we all know where the big landmarks are. How to find good Instagrammable places, that is another matter. Especially if you want to combine Insta-worthiness with great food and incredible drinks. That is where we come in.
At POP BAG USA, we know the Big Apple like the back of our pocket. That is also how we know where the 12 most Instagrammable restaurants in NYC are. Take a look at our little guide below and get ready for some photo-taking filled weekends!
Located in Nolita, Lower East Side, Pietro Nolita is a dream come true for all lovers of the color pink. Not only is the outside pretty and very Insta-worthy, but so is the indoor space. Everything is pink. The walls, the tables, the chairs, the drinks.
Pietro Nolita's storefront is its most popular feature. It is also why it is deemed one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in NYC. Just look at the wood structure with little benches, flowers and the neon logo. Need I say more?
If you look at the door on the side, you will also spot some Hektad artwork. Remember when we had a collaboration with him? But of course, something else that Pietro Nolita is known for is the food. The restaurant offers Italian cuisine and it is amazing.
Where: 174 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
Maman NYC is one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in NYC. The storefront is always very instagrammable with floral displays. Want to know the good news? Maman has eight locations across New York City.
Thus, you are bound to find one close to you. What do we love most about the place? Well, of course, how instagrammable it is. Floral displays, whether indoors or outdoors, always offer the best photo opportunities.
That is the main reason why we go there to be honest. Need another reason? The food. It looks pretty, it tastes great and it is also fairly affordable. If you enjoy French food, then Maman NYC is the perfect place for you.
Where: 239 Centre St, New York, NY 10013
POP BAG was created in Italy. The brand's reputation for excellence and quality comes from the craftsmanship of Italian leather artisans. That Italian savoir-faire brings a little Dolce Vita vibe to our bags, which of course recalls to Mediterranean summers.
Thus, if you are looking to get a little taste of the Mediterranean, Cafe Medi is the perfect place to go. The cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, French and Italian flavors. The food is great, super tasty and affordable. An added bonus is the bottomless brunch for $39 per person.
Of course, another reason to go to Cafe Medi is how pretty the restaurant is. The storefront is painted in a striking and eye-catching blue. However, inside, you can see beautiful murals on the walls that match the color of the furniture. Perfect for a like-grabbing feed photo!
Where: 107 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
While We Were Young
If you are a lover of pastel colors and muted atmosphere, While We Were Young is the right place for you. One of the most Instagrammable restaurants in NYC, it is the perfect brunch spot if you want to take some beautiful pictures for the Gram.
The walls are painted in white and the chairs and sofas adorned with pink velvet cushions. The bar top is covered in marble. Everything color-matches. The food is also great, and it is one crucial reason to go to the place.
Almost too pretty to eat, the food will look great on your Instagram feed. Let's not forget about the cocktails which are also sensational. All in all, it is a very beautiful brunch place that gets it all right. In the West Village and photogenic, what else could we ask for?
Where: 183 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
Rolf's German Restaurant
If the one time of the year you expect more than anything is Christmas, we have found the right place for you. Located in Gramercy Park, Rolf's German Restaurant is in a perpetual state of Christmas. Step inside or look at the restaurant's Instagram and you will get what we mean.
From floor to ceiling, the entire place is adorned in Christmas decorations including fairy lights, baubles and tinsels. There is not a bit of wall that is not covered in such fashion. As a German restaurant, the food offers specialties from Bavaria.
If you find yourself missing Christmas in the middle of summer, you now know where to go. Seriously, you we could not make it up. The restaurant is very Insta-worthy and worth your time. Especially if you are looking for a picture that will pop on your feed.
Where: 281 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010
What about a restaurant that is not only very Instagrammable, but that also brings New Orleans' vibrant culinary scene to New York City? That is exactly what 1803 NYC does. No need to travel to Louisiana, we've found Cajun food for you in the Big Apple.
1803 NYC is not your typical Instagrammable restaurant. We love the square shaped bar in the middle of the place and the tropical murals running along the walls. Add to that some pink neon signs and you've got everything you need to get a great picture.
Now, the food and drinks. Well, the cuisine is Cajun inspired from appetizers to desserts. The dining experience is incredible and gives plenty of opportunities to take some gorgeous Instagram photos. Great interior design, great food and great drinks.
Where: 82 Reade St, New York, NY 10007
Both an Instagrammable spot and a hidden gem, Shuka NYC is one restaurant to have on your foodie bucket list. Based in Soho, the place is recognizable for its bright blue storefront and delicious Mediterranean food made by Chef Ayesha Rare.
All the ingredients are locally sourced and will take you on a gustative journey all the while staying in New York City. Inside is just as pretty as outside. The walls are covered in blue and green leafy wallpaper on one side of the main room.
The furniture is Middle East inspired. From the cocktails to the tea, desserts and main dishes, everything looks and tastes absolutely fantastic. Dine indoor or outdoor, the experience will be just as memorable.
Where: 38 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
Bloggers and influencers will know NOMO Soho very well. Not only is it one of the most Instagrammable restaurants of NYC but it is also a photoshoot favorite. Basically, it is all over the Instagram feed of fashion and travel influencers.
Actually NOMO Soho is a hotel. What we are interested in is NOMO Kitchen, just by the hotel. The entrance path to the place is an arch covered in greenery and fairy lights with plant pots on both sides.
We all know how influencers feel about fairy lights. They are a favorite. Thus of course the spot became a must-see. Plus the food is great. Brunch, lunch, dinner or even drinks, you are sure to have a great time at NOMO Soho.
Where: 9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar
Now that summer is around the corner and that the sun is back, rooftop season is about to start. Who does not like to sip amazing cocktails on the top of the world, with this incredible view of New York City? Not us.
To be fair, 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is also perfect in winter despite the chilly air because you can have a drink under one of their igloos. Those are available from November until May. The food and cocktails also look amazing. We would not say no to a frozen rosé!
Do you want to know the perfect time go there to snap the perfect Instagram picture? Golden hour, around 7pm in summer, will give you that glow and incredible lighting for your picture. With New York City in the background.
Where: 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Who does not like a taste of Italy, especially in the heart of New York City? Again, not us. Even more so when the restaurant has the most Insta-worthy display on its storefront. That is exactly why Mangia NYC is and does.
They have three locations across the city but our favorite is of course the one in the Flatiron District. The floral display we tell you. With some table outdoors, you can take the cutest photo pretending to have coffee.
At the end of the day, it is all about posing, aren't we right? That plus the food. Real Italian pizza with organic sourdough and locally sourced products? Yes please!
Where: 22 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
SERRA by Birreria
Speaking of another amazing Italian restaurant in the heart of Manhattan, just by the Flatiron building... SERRA by Birreria. Perched atop the Eataly building, SERRA by Birreria is a rooftop bar with an incredible view of the city.
Not only is it one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in NYC, it also offers incredible food and cocktails. Who does not like to sip some Aperol Spritz after work on on the weekend? What's more is that the floral display changes with the season.
what does that mean? Well that you can come back as many times and always have a new opportunity to create Instagram pictures. Flowers for spring, winter wonderland in winter, bees for summer, we love it here.
Where: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Ladurée's Secret Garden
Last but not least of the most Instagrammable restaurants in NYC basically is the place that invented the concept. Ladurée. It is mostly know for its green dainty packaging and macarons. What people know a bit less however is that the location in Soho has a Secret Garden.
Entry to Ladurée's Secret Garden does not happen through the usual route. It is at the back and open to a terrace filled with cherry trees. The best time for pictures? Spring of course, so that you can take advantage of all the cherry blossoms.
Brunch or lunch, the place has everything you need. We recommend jasmine tea as some macarons if you are coming after lunch. Otherwise, cocktails are always a good idea. The only thing is the place is always packed so better book in advance!
Where: 396 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012