13 trendy New York City restaurants you should try right now

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Eat healthy vegan food at by CHLOE. in the Flatiron District.
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Tired of heading to the same lunch and dinner places in New York City? Foursquare‘s “Trending This Week” list has got you covered.

Combining implicit visits from the city guide app’s users’ activity with the check-ins that came from its sister app, Swarm, “Trending This Week” is a weekly roundup of new places that are sure to be buzzing. The list is updated each Tuesday morning.

These 13 restaurants are sure to speak to your taste buds and Instagram followers. We suggest placing your reservations now.


13. Coco & Cru

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643 Broadway, Greenwich Village

Experience the flavors of Sydney, Australia, at this Greenwich Village cafe. Stop by Coco & Cru for lunch, dinner, and a very special brunch dining experience.

“Get your Aussie fix with aflat whitehere. They make a pretty meanbacon and egg roll, and haveCoopers beer on tap,” says Foursquare user Ben Mackey.


12. Gebhard’s Beer Culture

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228 West 72nd Street, Upper West Side

Pair one of the many beers on tap with delicious pub food at Gebhard’s Beer Culture. This trendy bar and restaurant is located near Lincoln Square and will have its official grand opening July 16.

“Darts and craft beers … lots of them … like 6 pages long of beer,” says Foursquare user Artie Vincent.


11. 2nd City

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525 Hudson Street, West Village

2nd City’s menu consists of Filipino foods served up in a causal setting.

“The adobo-Rito and hot fili chick were delicious! The Ube ice cream is a must, definitely one of the best I’ve had in the city,” says Foursquare user Amy Ma.


10. Screamer’s Pizzeria

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620 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint

Vegan pizza lovers: rejoice. Screamer’s Pizzeria is Brooklyn’s first all-vegan, New York-style pizzeria. You’ll find some pretty unique pizza toppings on the menu, like bacon mac and cheese.

“Simply the best vegan pizza in NYC. Crust was light and freshly baked, great quality of toppings. The supreme slice was amazing,” says Foursquare user Vivian Bradaschia.


9. Carla Hall’s Southern Chicken

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115 Columbia Street, Cobble Hill

Indulge in authentic southern food while dining in Brooklyn. Celebrity chef Carla Hall puts her cooking skills to work at this soul food joint that’s most famously known for its hot chicken. You’ll love the Nashville-style fried chicken with a kick.

“Best Fried Chicken I’ve ever had in NYC! The service is beyond fantastic also. Don’t tell anyone, I want this spot for myself!” Foursquare user Christian Lawson says.


8. Le Coucou

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138 Lafayette Street, Soho

You’ll feel like you’ve traveled to Paris while dining at Le Coucou in Soho. This charming French restaurant features unique dishes created by internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Rose.

“The duck with cherries and foie gras is an absolute must order,” writes Foursquare user Jason Brew.


7. Tapestry

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60 Greenwich Avenue, West Village

At Tapestry, flavor comes first. This modern Indian restaurant combines American cuisine with Indian spices to elevate your dining experience.

“Wonderful, modern Indian restaurant. Treat to eat Chef Saran’s cuisine. The marsalafriend chicken, honey glazed pork, frito misto, chaat, mussels, ceviche were all great. Excellent service,” Foursquare user Joe Bruin writes.


6. Hao Noodle & Tea

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401 Avenue of the Americas, West Village

Located in the West Village, this restaurant serves up homemade noodles with unique seasonal ingredients. Regional Chinese dishes also make up the menu, with plenty of delicious appetizers to choose from.

“Shanghai noodles with dried shrimp was fabulous. Overall great food and attentive service. Will definitely be back!” says Foursquare user Jennifer Chu-Carroll.


5. Magnum New York

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134 Prince Street, Soho

Customize your own Magnum bar at this trendy Soho spot. You’ll find plenty of toppings that will make your ice cream as unique as you can imagine. The final product is also guaranteed to be an incredible photo opp.

“Customized ice cream bars with the most unique toppings, like Himalayan sea salt!! DELICIOUS!!” Foursquare user Josephine Raimo raves.


4. by CHLOE.

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60 West 22nd Street, Flatiron

If you’re looking for delicious vegan food, by CHLOE. is the hot restaurant to visit. The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients with plant-based foods to fill you up and fuel you throughout the day.

“Guac burger, spicy Thai and quinoa taco salad, avocado toast, smoothies, etc. everything is good and vegan. line will always be long, but it’s 100% worth it,” writes Foursquare user Alex Nguyen.


3. Union Fare

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5 East 17th Street, Union Square

Stop by Union Fare for daily happy hour specials that include $2 oysters. This contemporary marketplace and restaurant spans an entire block, and there are plenty of food vendors to check out.

“Truffle mushroom pizza.. Yes!!” writes Foursquare user Deb.


2. Chikarashi

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227 Canal Street, Little Italy

Combining fresh and high-quality ingredients, Chikarashi puts a new spin on Hawaiian poké bowls. With Asian flavors thrown into each bowl, this up-and-coming restaurant will take your taste buds on a magic culture ride.

“Poké bowls galore (traditional and with a twist)! And dole whip for days!” writes Foursquare user CarbZombie Jenn.


1. Cha Cha Matcha

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373 Broome Street, Nolita

This little shop serves up matcha-filled everything. Get your daily dose of caffeine with this Japanese green tea in a matcha latte or matcha soft serve ice cream.

“Best matcha drinks ever! Besides the amazing variety of hot and iced matcha drinks they have delicious pastries! And don’t forget the soft serve. It’s amazing! Don’t forget to Try the Matcha flavor!” says Foursquare user Joshua Adesso.