116 "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.
Roberta’s is a pizza place in Bushwick that kickstarted a Neapolitan pie movement in NYC and then started selling frozen pizzas nationwide.
L’ito’s is an all-day Italian-American takeout spot by the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown with a great Italian combo.
Shelsky’s in Cobble Hill is a classic Jewish appetizing and deli spot, with some of the chewiest and best bagels in Brooklyn.
Ling’s is an iconic food cart on Canal Street in Chinatown that’s been making spherical dough puffs since 1982.
Make My Cake is a bakery in Harlem where you can pick up custom cakes and plenty of other desserts that will make your friends like you more.
Caffè Panna is an Italian ice cream spot in Gramercy that makes some of the best dessert in the city.
Royal Crown Bakery on Staten Island sells Italian cookies, cakes, and pastries, as well as to-go lunch stuff like sandwiches with sweet soppressata.
The Richmond Town location of this nearly century-old Staten Island ice cream chain has a bunch of picnic tables where you can eat a sundae.
Red Hook Lobster Pound is a casual seafood spot right near the Red Hook ferry dock that makes great lobster rolls.
Dolce Brooklyn is a cafe in Red Hook where you should get gelato at least once a summer.
Visiting the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is an iconic ice cream experience that every New Yorker and tourist alike needs to have.
Emack & Bolio’s is a fantastic ice cream place with soft serve and waffle cones covered in rice crispy treats.
Vezzo is an Italian spot in Murray Hill that serves very good, cracker-thin pizza.
Favela Grill is a Brazilian spot in Astoria that’s a good option for group dinners, especially on weekends when there’s live music.
If you want to eat Tibetan food in Elmhurst, head straight to Lhasa Fresh Food and order some momos and thenthuk.