Jay-Z's Favorite Places To Eat, Shop & Relax In NYC

There’s nothing better than getting travel advice from a local. From food, shopping & nightlife it’s rare for locals to steer you in the wrong direction. 

That’s why when it comes to what to do in the Big Apple, who better than Jay-Z to get advice from?

In an interview with Conde Nast Traveller, the rapper turned entrepreneur, and now billionaire revealed his top places in New York City.

Where To Go For A
Blow-Out Supper

When asked about where he would go for a “blow-out supper,” of course he used it as an opportunity to market his own sports bar, the 40/40 Club. 

“Great tasting wings, great tasting sliders, and the best sports bar in town. If the Knicks are playing and you don’t have a ticket this place has the best atmosphere to watch the game.”

But for lunch, he revealed that Mamo in SoHo “is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the city.”

What Foods Always Make You Think Of New York?

“Wings, pizza, burgers, steak, cheesecake. These are obviously not foods that are exclusive to NYC but for whatever reason, we do them better.”

There are [arguably] two cities in the U.S. widely known for its pizza. That’s Chicago’s famous deep dish and of course, New York.’s hand-tossed thin crust. So, what does Hov prefer?

Where To Get The Best N.Y. Pizza

“Lucali in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn: it’s a proper traditional neighborhood pizzeria. Nothing fancy but they make the most delicious thin-crust pizza,” he says.

Hov’s Favorite Place To Shop In
New York

“FAO Schwarz is probably the coolest toy store in the world – the kids love it there. They stock great vintage toys too. If you’ve got children, you need to go and check it out.”

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