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Make the Most of Your Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

It is perhaps the world’s most-famous museum—and in a neighborhood that is newly buzzing with top-shelf food and drink options.

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Sure, the globally famous museum has room after endless room of exquisite artifacts, but one can’t live on art alone.

EAT: An Aussie Brekkie at Bluestone Lane Café

Start your day with an Avocado Smash on Balthazar toast, with tahini, heirloom cherry tomatoes, feta, sunflower sprouts, and a poached egg, under the vaulted ceilings at this gorgeous cafe café across from Central Park and next to the historic Church of the Heavenly Rest. Sit inside or out as you sip cucumber and mint water and skim the Sunday New York Times or read more than a page of that book you’ve been trying to finish forever. 1085 Fifth Avenue (at East 90th Street)

DO: Discover the Secrets of the Met

You might think you know everything there is about this gloriously enduring arts palace, but there are at least five things we’re willing to bet you’ve never fully appreciated. 1000 Fifth Avenue (at East 82nd Street)

EAT: Ramen at Naruto Ramen 

Did all that cultchah make you peckish? Slurp up the NYC foodie trend that never quits and enjoy some of the city’s best ramen. Note: Space is tight here, so on a nice day, order your noodles to go and wander one block east to Ruppert Park1596 Third Avenue (between East 89th and 90th Streets)

DRINK: At Your New Favorite Spot, Kaia Wine Bar

There is perhaps no better way to end a Met visit than with a stop at a Michelin-recommended wine bar with South African–accented eats in a lovely, modern space. 1614 Third Avenue (between East 90th and 91st Streets)



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