147 "Kids" restaurants in New York.
You say your kid is well-behaved, but what you mean is mostly well-behaved. And that’s all right, because we’ve found restaurants that can handle an occasional tantrum. These spots are casual, friendly, and won’t treat you like a pariah if someone at your table throws some spaghetti at the waiter.
Pecking House is a part delivery-only operation, part restaurant based in Fresh Meadows that serves incredible hot chili fried chicken.
Taqueria Ramirez is a tiny CDMX-style spot in Greenpoint that makes some of the city’s best tacos (with suadero, tripa, and more).
L’Industrie in Williamsburg makes NYC’s best slice of pizza, fusing Italian ingredients with classic New York-style crust.
Roberta’s is a pizza place in Bushwick that kick-started the new Neapolitan pie movement in NYC.
Louie & Ernie’s is a legendary New York-style slice shop in Pelham Bay that’s been open since 1947. Get the sausage pie.
Michelada House II is a Mexican restaurant in Jackson Heights that’s fun for a group meal featuring chilaquiles tortas, tacos, and towering drinks.
This ice cream shop on Orchard Street on the LES also offers plant-based, vegan, and dairy-free options.
If you like glutinous and sticky textures, pick up some sweets at Moon Man in The Market Line on the LES.
Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory is where you should get ice cream if you’re in or around Essex Market.
El Mitote serves the Upper West Side’s best Mexican food, including Guadalajara-style dishes like brothy black beans.
Bunny is a family-owned Turkish and German restaurant in Bed-Stuy that you should remember for casual dates or catch-up dinners in the neighborhood.
Old John’s Diner is a revamped luncheonette where you can eat a great burger or drink a martini near Lincoln Center.
Harana Market is an incredible Asian grocery store and Filipino deli about ten minutes outside of Woodstock, NY.