The Ultimate Guide to NYC — Designed by You

There’s a reason New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world. It’s got a little bit of everything — sightseeing and under-the-radar spots, Broadway shows and boat rides. But, how do you want to see the Big Apple? Press start, click the choices, and plan your ideal trip without leaving home.

How to help

Many of the amazing businesses featured in this experience are now operating online, or raising money to support affected staff. We hope to see them IRL again someday, but in the meantime we’ve compiled some of their links below if you are interested in supporting their efforts.

(Please note eko has no relationship with the business and organizations in the lists presented below, and the charity list provided is simply representative of some of the work charities are doing during this time and how each of us can play a small part. Please always use caution and your own judgement when placing orders on external websites or donating to a charity.)

Support businesses featured in this video

Expand each section to see the places we visited in New York City, and discover ways to support.

  • FOOD U DESIRE | Standard bacon egg and cheese bodega | $
  • PORTO RICO IMPORTING CO. | Coffee lovers’ heaven | $
  • MAMAN | To stay or go, it’s good lookin breakfast | $$$
  • KATZ’S DELICATESSEN | Classic ‘must-try’ NYC spot for soup and sandies | $$$
  • TOM’S RESTAURANT | All hours diner Seinfeld fans can’t pass up | $
  • SYLVIA’S RESTAURANT OF HARLEM | Chicken & waffles with a Sunday service | $
  • BALTHAZAR | Ideal spot for French-inspired powerbrunch | $$$
  • RUSS & DAUGHTERS CAFÉ | Not-to-miss appetizing in a classic setting | $$$
  • MAISON YAKI | Japanese skewers and small plates in a laid-back BK ‘hood | $
  • CAFE ERZULIE | Come to hang and work, then stay for the parties | $
  • VIA CAROTA | Italy is jealous of this authentic menu | $$$
  • PASTIS | The buzz is back at this reinvented Meatpacking mainstay | $$$
  • WAYAN | Indonesian fare you won’t soon forget | $$$
  • JOE’S PIZZA | The classic NY slice. Period. | $
  • VESELKA | All day breakfast — even as late night munchies | $
  • NOM WAH TEA PARLOR | Arguably Chinatown’s finest dim sum | $
  • MINETTA TAVERN | It’s all about the burger | $$$
  • LA GRENOUILLE | Unparalleled old school glamour with food to back it up | $$$
  • DANIEL | One of the Big Apple’s all time best. Reservations required. | $$$
  • MISI | Pasta lovers, welcome to paradise | $$$
    • BROOKLYN BREWERY | You already love the hops, now fall in love with the ‘hood. | $
    • THE BAR ROOM AT THE BEEKMAN HOTEL | Well-clad wine bar you’ll never wanna leave | $$$
    • BAR PISELLINO | Date night, girls night out, or just for a glass of wine. Divine. | $$$
    • LALOU | Sleek vibes and organic grapes make this the ultimate wine bar | $$$
    • THE GARRET | Speakeasy atop a Five Guys. Drinks and fries? Oh yeah | $ Hard Stuff
    • THE FLOWER SHOP | Vibey LES bar and resto with a pool table | $
    • WINNIE’S BAR | Barebones karaoke where the shots flow like the music | $
    • MR. FONG’S | Intimate beer and cocktail bar with records spinning | $
    • APOTHEKE | Mixologists will freak for this Chinatown speakeasy | $$$
    • WESTLIGHT | BK drinks topped only by the panoramic view | $$$
    • MISTER PARADISE | Solid cocktail bar you’ll dance through | $$$
    • PUBLIC RECORDS | One of the coolest late night spots to spin | $
    • 169 BAR | The ultimate dive bar — leopard pool table included | $
    • HOUSE OF YES | A come-one-come-all circus-style dance floor | $
    • THE FLEUR ROOM | Sip next to skyline views (and maybe celebs) | $$$
    • KIND REGARDS | Dance, drink, meet new friends, repeat | $$$
    • PUBLIC HOTEL | Feel like you’re in a Justin Timberlake music video | $$$

    Support fundraising efforts in New York City and beyond

    A donation of any size can go a long way to helping those on the frontlines and the people hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19. Here are a few ways to help:





    About travel and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis has affected all of us, and the travel and hospitality industries that make experiences like the ones seen in this show possible have been devastated.

    While we may have to wait to visit New York City, we hope this project helps you plan for a future when the city is back on its feet.

    For up to date travel advisories for residents of the US, visit the US State Department website. Those in other countries should consult with their local travel authority before traveling.