The Most Instagrammable Spots For You and Your Galentine's

Pietro Nolita

(@pietronolita)

174 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY

Pietro Nolita is a little over an hour from Manhattan College’s campus via the subway but worth the trip! It’s a hidden gem that has become quite popular on Instagram over the past year because of its millennial pink atmosphere. Its focus is healthy Italian Cuisine where you can indulge in anything from homemade pasta to salmon. (Personally, I always prefer pasta!) Following your meal, you can order gelato or head outside and take Instagram pictures galore. Don’t forget to leave a donation for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.            

While We Were Young

(@whilewewereyoungnyc)

183 W 10th Street, New York, NY

An even more undiscovered gem in Greenwich Village is While We Were Young that I only found due to a publicized Too Faced launch party. With neon lights, pink velvet seats, and marble tables there is no excuse for not taking your next Instagram picture. While We Were Young welcomes walk-ins, but I would recommend a reservation due to limited seating so you can enjoy their healthy contemporary American cuisine worry-free. They have everything from Chicken & Kale Waffles to Cauliflower “tater tots.”

Alice’s Tea Cup

(@alicesteacupnyc)

102 W 73rd Street, New York, NY

156 E 64th Street, New York, NY

Want a taste of Disney World but on a college student budget? Alice’s Tea Cup is the spot for you with two locations in NYC: the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. For my avid tea drinkers, they have a menu just for tea that can be savored along with a tower of baked goods. (My personal favorite is the Birthday Tea.)

Sprinkles

(@sprinklescupcakes)

780 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

If you are looking for a quick spot to grab a sweet treat with your gal-pal,  Sprinkles Cupcakes has your fix. Even if you are in a rush, you can grab one from their Cupcake ATM! Now they offer more than just cupcakes, but also cookies and ice cream! I could not stress anymore how delish their strawberry, s’mores, and salted caramel cupcakes are. Just be careful and check out their cupcake calendar beforehand to make sure they are serving your favorite that day. Now you have the perfect location to capture your #SprinklesMoment.