Most Instagramable Places: New York

BB MainNew York is arguably one of the most instagramable places in the world. Around every corner is something new to see, and capture. The art, culture, architecture and food – talk to anyone who’s been and they’ll tell you how New York City is a sensory overload.

Whenever I travel, I love using instagram to discover new places to visit. On our last trip to New York we were there for 2 weeks, and we saw something new and exciting every day. Each time I visit the city, my instagram must see list grows. I could go on and on! From the cutest coffee shops to the best places to capture city views, be sure to save these locations for your next trip to the Big Apple.

NY Instagram 1Egg Shop
One of my favourite places for brunch, Egg Shop makes the best avocado toast in the city (in my opinion, and I’ve sampled a lot!) From the cute menus to the quirky salt and pepper shakers, this place is so darling, and very instagram friendly.

Jack’s Wife Freda
Another gem – I’m sure you’ve seen the cute sugar packettes with text like ‘Hello My Sweet.” This place isn’t just good for instagramming, the food is fantastic too. Just be sure to go early as its very popular. The Carmine street location is my favourite as its a bit bigger and will probably have slightly less of a wait.

Top of the Rock
For the most incredible views of the city, Top of the Rock is the place to go. My favourite time to visit is in the late afternoon so you can see the sunset over Manhattan. You will have a set time to arrive, but you can stay up top for a long as you like. A truly magical way to take in the city.

Instagram NY 2Times Square
Times Square is the most geo-tagged location in the world! Not a place I usually stay for too long, but fun to experience (and photograph) if its your first time in the city. Perfect for insta stories!

By Chloe
By Chloe caught my eye with this super fun ‘You Batter Believe It!’ neon sign. Great coffee and really good food, located in one of the most charming areas of the city, The West Village. I love this part of the city as its much calmer, and filled with beautiful boutiques and lots of cute cafes.

Swedish Candy – need I say more? This all white interior candy store is not only pretty, but the candy is so yummy. If you haven’t experienced Swedish candy, you’re missing out! For my Vancouver friends, Karameller in Yaletown is your go to spot (and very insta friendly too!)
NY Instagram 3New York Public Library
Marble Heaven! The NYPL was on the top of our list for taking outfit photos. The white marble and beautiful architecture makes this place feel like a little oasis within the bustling city. Bryant Park is located right next door. Grab a coffee, sit on the stairs and watch the city go by.

The Brooklyn Bridge
Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is a must when you’re in New York. Go early to avoid the crowds, although you can go any time of the day. I try to do this every time I’m in New York and it never get old. We usually walk into Brooklyn Heights for brunch, an area where my aunt and uncle lived for years. It’s such a charming part of the city. When I picture what ‘Old New York’ looked like, its Brooklyn Heights. Trust me, you must go see it for yourself! Keep an eye out for Height Cafe, my favourite place to grab a bite and enjoy the patio.

Cha Cha Matcha
An all pink and palm trees interior with the cutest cups?! Obviously Cha Cha Match is a must! I found this spot via instagram while in New York and immediately added it to our list. Located in Soho, this cute spot serves delicious Matcha inspired drinks, as well as really good coffee. Worth it for the cute cup photo alone!Soho 2Do you have a favourite NYC spot I should add to my list? Let me know in the comments below.


  • I LOVE this post Lyndi, coincidentally, Van Mag wrote an article about the most Instagramable restaurants / places in our area (they’ve been opening so many) and I can’t wait to start ticking them off my list. As a blogger, there really is something so fun about checking out pretty spots for photo opps and experiencing something new! And it looks like you discovered an absolute gold mine in New York… what an amazing trip and opportunity. Are you guys planning on going back?! Looks like the kind of place one would never grow tired of! xo

    PS – Adore that photo of you!!

    • Aw thank you Veronika! My list for NYC is never ending. I’ll have to look up that article, I haven’t seen it yet. I’m always hoping to get back to New York, it never, ever gets old! I hope you guys get to go soon, it’s just such a wonderful place to visit xo

  • ajeng

    Love your post!


    • Thank you Andianti! I’m happy to hear that πŸ™‚

  • Such an informational post! Went to New York recently and definitely agree with you about Times Square – very busy but quite a sight to see and fun to photograph! Dying to go back to NY so will definitely look back at some of these spots πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Vanessa! Every time I visit the New York, I find something new and exciting. I can’t wait to go back either πŸ™‚
      I just checked out your blog – your photos are gorgeous!

  • I love New York! I can’t wait to visit it again some day. I’ve heard great things about Magnolia Bakery although I’ve never been there.

    • Ooh that’s a wonderful spot! It’s right near By Chloe too. That whole area is so lovely.
      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  • New York is just heaven, can not wait to go there. Amazing post xo

    • Thanks Ivana! And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Appreciate it πŸ™‚
      Lyndi xo

  • NY is such a beautiful city! I love all the beautiful spots. I need to visit again soon πŸ™‚

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Isn’t it just the best?! I can’t wait to go back again either.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog xo

  • Kara Aragon

    Such a great post! I hope to go to NYC again soon. My last & only visit there was all work no play. I’m ready to explore & eat! Haha. Great locations listed here! πŸ–€

    • Oh yes you will have to go back again! Every time I visit I discover something new. Such a wonderful city.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚

  • AryaChic

    Welcome to New York! Great pics

  • Tey Cindy

    You look like Kate Middleton in that 1st picture!


    • Aw thank you! That totally made my morning πŸ™‚
      Have a great day xo

  • such an amazing post! love it! xx

    • Thank you Zunera! Appreciate you stopping by my blog πŸ™‚
      Lyndi xo

  • All of these places look soooo beautiful πŸ˜€ I absolutely love it!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • Thank you Sofia! And thank you for stopping by my blog. Just checked yours out too. Lovely photos!
      Lyndi xo

  • These places look amazing! Can’t wait to go back to NY now and look up some of these places.

    x Annabelle

  • Super post! Will keep that in mind when I’m heading over to NY, someday

    xxx, Eva

  • I have being seeing that Matcha place everywhere! It looks so cool

  • Pork & Cookies

    Looks like I have some places to check out!

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

    • Yes indeed! Always so many new places to discover in the city
      Cha Cha Matcha is pretty wonderful πŸ™‚

  • Saskia Ciliberto

    perfect blogpost! love the pictures <3


  • Oooh thanks for sharing these! I’m planning another trip to NYC and definitely on the look out for some great photo op locations!

  • SUCH great choices! By Chloe is incredible and I visited the Rose Reading Room at the NYPL for the first time this year and I’m obsessed! I’ll be staying in the city all summer and Cha Cha Matcha & Pietro are some cafes I’ve got on my list (I’m all about pink decor and interiors!) πŸ™‚ I also really enjoyed the walking around the Meat-Packing district last time I visited and the Whitney museum is a cool place to go for good views and outdoor space (I wasn’t too crazy about the art featured at that particular museum).

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

  • fatou diaw

    thank you for sharing this! I’m so unfamiliar with the city.

  • Kim

    Awesome! I live only a few hours from NYC, so I definitely have to bookmark this to check out next time!

    Simply Lovebirds

  • Luxe T.

    Wonderful, like very much,
    kisses – Lea

  • Hey Tey Cindy, I am also agree with you. I am also looking Kate Middleton in the picture.

  • Awesome Share. Thank you.

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  • Mariann Yip

    I am always looking for more instagram worthy places. As a New Yorker, sometimes I feel like I’ve seen it all, but this just proves that I’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg!

  • Em

    thanks for sharing! The NYPL definitely has some gorgeous architecture πŸ™‚