Travel Guide: New York in 48 Hours

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to visit New York for 48 hours – today’s post is for you. A lot of the time I need my trips away to be quick, one reason being that I hate being away from my kids and of course the other reason being my busy work schedule. I recently took a girls trip to New York with my friend and fellow blogger Nathalie of and I went with a long list of places I wanted to visit and not very much time, but I was determined! New York City is home to SO many amazing restaurants with all different types of food, you guys know I love food – so here is a blog post for you foodies out there. If you are looking to get away for a couple of days in NYC, I hope todays post helps you out! 

How to Get There

I highly recommend taking Porter Airlines to Newark if you are flying from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport. All of their flights include free snacks and drinks and fly to so many places in Canada and the US. Our flight attendant even made me a mimosa guys!

Where to Stay 

This time in New York I stayed at The Hoxton Hotel Williamsburg located at 97 Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn. This was my very first time staying at a Hoxton Hotel property, the decor is honestly beautiful and so my style. The staff was all very lovely at this location and they actually have a phenomenal little cafe that makes great oat milk lattes and a great restaurant & bar too. It’s pretty busy all the time and if you want a seat next to the gorgeous fireplace inside or near the smallest cinema ever (yes they even call it that), reserve a table ahead or get there early. While we enjoyed some cocktails in the evening they had Hocus Pocus playing – it totally got me all nostalgic! The price point at this hotel is perfect for a short getaway, comes with a small (and healthy) breakfast and it’s really fun staying in Brooklyn.

How to Get Around

Depending on how much time you have, this may dictate how you get around. While walking is probably your most inexpensive option and one we picked for most of our stay, ubers sure do come in handy when you want to see a bunch of restaurants in a short amount of time. But keep in mind that ubers & taxis can get pretty pricey in New York. Try to plan your stops ahead of time to use public transport or do as we did and walk off all of that delicious food in between stops!

Where to Eat

Okay are you ready for this? We fit as many restaurants as we could into 2 days while also spending some time working AND shopping of course haha. So here we go…

The Butcher’s Daughter  – 19 Kenmare Street, New York

Okay this spot was my favourite in the meals department!!! Butcher’s daughter is a plant based restaurant with yummy vegan lattes and juices, they have locations in LA and NY. I ate the yummy Butchers BLT sandwich and had a golden state latte- the decor is just as amazing as the food too!

Photo above taken of me by Nathalie Martine

Klein’s at The Huxton Hotel – 97 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn

While we only had a quick bite at the hotel, I can promise you that the lattes are delicious and the ambience is equally tasteful. They make great fries, avocado toast and cocktails and you can enjoy a movie or sit by the fire!

Urban Backyard – 180 Mulberry Street, New York

Another one of my favourites on our trip, delicious vegan treats and lattes. I indulged in the yummy rose latte and succulent inspired cupcakes, to say this place is adorable is an understatement! The beautifully tiled floors from the entry way to a cute little seating nook outside, and of course the Coffee inlay of tile is so Instagram worthy.

Photo above taken of me by Nathalie Martine

Ladurée – 396 West Broadway, New York

While this isn’t the best place if you are dairy free like myself, it is still a must stop for me when I travel. It might be because I am french but I also love to grab some macarons to take home to the kids! I highly recommend the earl grey tea here and requesting a table in the back – if the weather is nice, sit outside in the beautiful courtyard!

Joe’s Pizza – 1435 Broadway, New York

I unfortunately never made it to the famous Joe’s Pizza during this trip , which is probably great for my stomach but I must add this to my recommendations. With so many 5 star reviews online and amazing store front drool worthy slice photos – this pizza joint is a must stop.

Photo above taken of me by Nathalie Martine

Tiny’s – 135 West Broadway, New York

Another gem on West Broadway, this instagrammable pink building is one you do not want to miss and neither is the Tiny’s salad on their menu!

Charley Street – 41 Kenmare Street

Another great vegan friendly spot in New York with smoothie bowls galore. I highly recommend their Naughty Eggs on the menu with an in-house made hummus, plant-based chorizo + they have gluten free bread at this restaurant too.

Locanda Verde – 377 Greenwich Street, New York

After some work in the afternoon we stumbled upon this spot on Greenwich. They have a great selection of cocktails and pasta and the decor is also gorgeous! Here you can also find some fresh pastries to enjoy if you have a sweet tooth too.

Pietro Nolita – 174 Elizabeth Street New York

Another pink gem in the city! If you are looking for a bright & fun backdrop for your next outfit photo AND a great meal – this is a great place to start. Here you can find daily homemade pastas and their sandwiches all come with handmade chips or salad. It’s pretty dark inside so count on taking your photos outside before or afterwards!

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. – Simone Beauvoir

We truly hope you enjoyed today’s travel guide on New York. I always seem to end up there for work and girls trips and we are hoping to make our way back there as a family this winter and take the kiddos skating and exploring!