We may hate to admit it, but many of us take for granted the never-ending list of things our mothers did for us in childhood and continue to do for us even in adulthood. Take the reins from your mother and spend the day together with our curated Mother's Day itinerary in New York City.
Dim Sum Brunch at Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Avoid the long waits at your go-to brunch spots that serve dishes that your mom makes best at home. Take mom to the historic Nom Wah Tea Parlor, which first opened its doors in 1920. Nearly a century old, the restaurant maintains its vintage décor and can be seen in numerous movies and TV shows. Offering a delectable selection of traditional dim sum, recommended dishes include: house special roast pork bun, shrimp dumpling, shrimp rice roll, turnip cake, original “OG” egg roll, and Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce. Note that they do have a handful of select teas that’ll cost $1 per person.
13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013
Rooftop Drinks at “The Crown”
For a reprieve from the busy streets of the city, take mom up to the rooftop bar of Hotel 50 Bowery “The Crown” with the best all-around, unencumbered views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even Queens and New Jersey on the horizon. It is a unique gem in the Chinatown neighborhood and boasts a variety of Asian-inspired cocktails that complement the influences of the streets below.
50 Bowery New York, NY 10013
A Stroll Through the Arts on Elizabeth St.
The beauty of this city lies in the local cultures inherent in the different neighborhoods. Enter Elizabeth St. from Canal St. and walk north towards Houston St. As you leave Chinatown and enter the Nolita neighborhood, take a gander left and right as you walk to find this street adorned with local art galleries and cute boutique shops, such as Love Adorned or Sézane, that are worthy of your Instagram. Galleries you’ll come across include Martos Gallery, Parasol Projects, and Elizabeth Street Gallery. Between Spring St. and Prince St., the buildings open up to the romantic Elizabeth Street Garden featuring a backdrop of sculptures unlike anywhere else in Manhattan.
“Make Matcha Great Again” at MoMaCha
As you reach Houston St. from Elizabeth St., take a right, then left onto Bowery. You’ll come across MoMaCha, with its colorful interior décor and interactive art displays. What better way to cap off a day with mom than having matcha lattes, black coconut charcoal soft serve, matcha soft serve in a cookie cup, raindrop cake, and more?
312 Bowery New York, NY 10012
We hope our curated route brings lovely surprises. Enjoy strolling through the city in the lovely spring weather, and Happy Mother's Day!