When it comes to dining out, New York City has something for everyone, including children. From classic pizzerias to cereal bars, there are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants in the five boroughs that offer delicious food and fun activities. Whether you're looking for a 1950s-style diner or a modern pizza place, there's something for everyone in the Big Apple. Harlem Shake is a 1950s-style diner with a turquoise color scheme and lots of chrome and swivel stools.
The menu features classic burgers, French fries, chicken sandwiches, and sausage. For parents, there are beers and mimosas. Kids can enjoy soft ice cream and milkshakes topped with whipped cream and root beer. For a western-themed experience, head to the Honky Tonk in Bushwick.
This restaurant has been delighting parents and children for decades with its Southern and Southwestern food and its display of ranch and cowgirl memorabilia. There's even a small toy store set up in the front of the restaurant. The menu includes black-eyed pea sauce, fried pies, fried chicken fillets, and grilled ribs. If you're looking for pizza, head to Bushwick's Share a Cake.
This pizza place offers classic Margherita as well as more adventurous options like Nightmare on Moore Street, made with taleggio, marinated chicory, pickled shallots, and habanero peppers. Kids can create their own pizza masterpiece with more than 20 different ingredients to choose from. Kith Treats cereal bar is a great option for kids who love cereal. Located in Prospect Heights, this cereal bar offers more than 20 different cereals including Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
You can also make personalized cereal combinations or try cereal ice cream spirals and cereal milkshakes. Martha Stewart and Marley Scoop have teamed up to provide New Yorkers with meal kits that include ingredients in portions and step-by-step instructions for preparing two, three or four meals a week. With more than 18,000 recipes from Stewart's archives, even the pickiest eaters will find something they like such as banh mi turkey burgers, fajita pizza with cheese, or pork chops with yellow pepper puttanesca.
The Ultimate Guide to the 22 Best Pizzerias in ManhattanA pizza place is always a great option for kids. Oath Pizza is one of the best places to go for high-rise thin-crust pizzas made with hand-stretched dough grilled and charred in avocado oil. Choose between exclusive combinations such as Bella (ricotta, mozzarella, roasted garlic, balsamic vinegar, and Grana Padano) or Spicy Mother Clucker (roasted chicken, sriracha sauce aioli, and pickled onion).
Kids can also customize their own pizza from top to bottom including gluten-free dough if necessary. Macaroni and cheese isn't just for kids anymore! Head to East Village's S'MAC for 14 sticky varieties to choose from plus the option to create your own combination. Try classics like All-American or 4 Cheese or get creative with flavors like Parisian or Masala. S'MAC is an allergen-friendly company that also offers gluten-free vegan and low-carb options. Two Boots is another great option for pizza lovers of all ages. Created in 1987 by two independent filmmakers who love pizza this restaurant has a modern retro touch with New Orleans influences.
Kids will love the Parmesan chicken burgers with garlic knots white pizza The Meg (with four cheeses roasted garlic oregano) and classic calzone full of ricotta mozzarella marinara. Shake Shack is another popular spot for kids (and adults!). The classic “ShackBurgers” are delicious and not too big for little hands to handle. Or you can opt for any of the other Shake Shacks in the city to enjoy the same indoor dining experience. While there are plenty of restaurants packed with entertainment aimed at keeping kids busy while serving regular food many kid-friendly restaurants in New York are fun and delicious at the same time.