#whatkellyeats

From Korea to New York, bonding over food has been a big part of my life. Those moments with family & friends were savored and well documented, whether it was cooking up a recipe at home or dining out at up and coming restaurants. Then to share my love for food along with some traveling adventures, #WhatKellyEats became to be!

See you later, UES!

It's been a wild three years in the Upper East Side!


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La Pulperia

Posted about La Pulperia in my first UES post, right when I moved to the neighborhood. To my first visit, and to hopefully not my last, I've always had a great experience here. Whether it was with my family or friends, they've also enjoyed it as well. They often have live music, and few of my favorites are below!

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Photos of Eggs Benedict, Moqeca Mixta (Brazilian-style Stew), Black Seafood Pasta, Lobster & Baked Eggs, Hanger Steak, Tostadas, and Rice Pudding

Recommendations: Beef & Corn/Cheese Empañadas and ask for their specialty ice cream!

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Felice 83

One of my favorite restaurants in the UES! Best for a sunny day, to sit outside and get some vitamin D and good Italian food.

Recommendations / Photos of L'Hamburger and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

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Meijin Ramen

My first ever restaurant I have tried in the Upper East Side was this ramen joint on 2nd Avenue. They had a great signature bowl of ramen along with some great curry dishes and appetizers. Their noodles and broth were on the thin consistency, which is just how I like my ramen. Meijin is also perfect for takeout!

Photos of Meijin Beef Ramen and Soft-shell Crabs

Recommendations:
 Chili Beef Ramen, Pumpkin Tempura and Pork Loin Katsu Curry

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Cafe Sabarsky

A lovely Austrian restaurant that happens to be next to the Metropolitan Museum! They have all sorts of lovely Viennese cakes and savory dishes.

Photo of Klimttorte (chocolate & hazelnut cake)

Recommendation:
Crabmeat Salad along with the cake

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Petite Shell

A good day starts off with some good iced coffee and some scrumptious, soft, creamy croissant at Petite Shell

Photo of Drip Coffee, and Pumpkin Croissant

Recommendations:
Almond Croissant, Raspberry Rugelach, and Cold Brew Coffee


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Uva

Want to try the fluffiest and softest gnocchi's in the world? Go to Uva, one of UES's Italian favorites.

Recommendation / Photos of Ricotta Gnocchi, Ricotta Black Truffle Honey Bruschette, and Poached Pears & Fig Syrup Salad

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Cafe D'Alsace

A restaurant with a big variety of Alsation cuisine, great for brunch and for dinner. 

Photo of Steak & Eggs

Recommendations:
Grilled Scottish Salmon and Duck à l'Orange

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Earl's Beer & Cheese

If you need some comfort food and some great craft beer, head over to Earl's. Super laid back joint with trivia nights and board games.

Photo of Beer Cheese & Bread

Recommendation:
NY State Cheddar


Drunken Munkey

One of my boyfriend and I's favorite Indian restaurants in New York! (We had our first date here it's a bit more special to us.)

Recommendations:
Chili Cheese Toast, Bombay Keema Dosa, Chicken Biryani and Butter Chicken Tikka Masala

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Boqueria

A perfect restaurant for friends to enjoy some lovely Spanish tapas with some delicious cocktails. They have great service and food.

Recommendations / Photo of
Pulpo a la Plancha and Escalivada

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Naruto Ramen

Big bowls of great broth and thick noodles! Oh and their Fried Rice is diiiiiiiivine. 

Recommendations / Photo of
 Naruto Ramen, Fried Rice and Vege Shoyu Ramen

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Additional restaurants & places to check out in the Upper East Side:

Wa Jeal: (Sichuan) some Peking Duck with a fancy twist. 
Flex Mussels: (Belgian) good for brunch and dinner dates, especially if you love mussels.
Korali Estiatorio: (Greek) cozy restaurant, perfect for a family night out.
Momokawa: (Japanese) if you want some good hotpot, and/or some good sushi.
Jeffrey's Craft Bar & Bites: (Bar) a good combination of great bar food and good beers.
The Sweet Shop: (Dessert) for any sweet tooth inquiries.


My go-to delivery and take-out places on Seamless:

Enthaice Thai Kitchen: (Thai) for best pad thais and pad see ews.
Mughlai: (Indian) main go-to takeout restaurant which Seamless can vouch for.
Pho Shop: (Vietnamese) for some amazing Vegetable & Tofu Curry Noodle.
Corner Cafe & Bakery: (American) if you want brunch, without leaving your bed.
Mokja: (Korean) if you can't get to Korea Town. Order the fries too.
Gracie Mews: (American / Diner) the best diner to stop by for fries & chicken fingers.
Peng's Noodle Folk & Chinatown Restaurant: (Chinese) two favorite delivery joints.

 
Kelly