Ah, New York! What a great place to be a doggy parent in. From parks to pools, the Staten Island Ferry to Coney Island, spas where your furbaby can get a reiki massage to restaurants and cafes, there are tons of dog-friendly options in the ‘Big Apple.’ Speaking of restaurants and cafes, a few places in the city actually offer special menus just for dogs. Check them out!
Your Dog deserve the best every single day but a special occasion warrants maximum pampering. What better way to pamper them than by treating them to a pawlicious meal? The Wilson is a contemporary American restaurant in Chelsea that offers puppy-friendly dishes like grilled steak, roasted salmon, grilled chicken breast, and a Wilson’s burger. They are all served with steamed baby veggies. You can also get lighter sides like sliced apples, cucumbers, mixed berries, and a housemade dog biscuit. Yum! They serve doggy dishes in disposable containers and currently, you can sit either at the side patio or the front terrace. Sounds like the perfect doggy date to me!
Boris & Horton
New York’s first dog-friendly cafe in the East Village not only offers an amazing outdoor space where you can chill with your little one but also serves up some yummy treats. You can choose from crowd favorites like paw’reos, cheesy sweet potato fries, and carob donuts. They also have cookies, doggy frozen yogurt, and freeze-dried salmon and beef liver treats. All their snacks are made with human-grade ingredients and are gluten-free. Don’t worry, they have great coffee and other food for hoomans too.
Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff
If Your Dog has a sweet tooth, this quirky ice cream parlor near Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park is THE place for you. Not only are they happy to host your furbaby but they also offer dog-friendly ice cream. There’s one called the “Pup Cup” that includes peanut butter, apples, bananas, and crushed milk bone treats. Then there’s the “Peanut Butter Pumpkin Butt” made of pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and cashew yogurt. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? The owner, Eric Kyrialopoulos plans on coming up with more flavors for pooches in the future. Can’t wait!
This may come as a surprise but everyone’s favorite burger chain also has a “Woof” menu for those with four legs. This menu includes a “Pooch-ini” which is a vanilla custard with dog biscuits and a “Bag O’ Bones” which includes 5 delicious dog biscuits made by NYC’s Bocce’s Bakery. This menu is available at most branches except stadiums, ballparks, and airports.
La Contenta Oeste
This Mexican restaurant in the West Village has pet-friendly outdoor tables where you can enjoy a delicious meal with your doggo. The best part is that they also have a doggy menu that caters to our canine amigos. With delicacies like Pollito Con Papas (chicken breast with potatoes and roasted carrots) and El Vegetariano (rice, quinoa, carrots, and sweet potatoes), you know your furbaby is going to have a grand old time here. Salud!
By CHLOE is not just known for its lip-smacking plant-based burgers but its canine-friendly treats as well. You can choose between whole-oat “pupcakes” or a Bag O’ Dog Bones (peanut butter bones), and of course, both are vegan. For each bag of dog biscuits sold, they donate a dollar to the Humane Society.
Judy Z’s aka Greenwich Sports Tavern Village (GST Village)
Another great place where you can hang out with your furry best friend is GST Village now known as Judy Z’s in Manhattan. Humans can enjoy delicious American pub fare and yummy cocktails made with fresh juice. As for their dog-friendly menu, there’s the “Grrrenilla” that includes grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, and string beans, “Mutt’s Loaf” with beef, carrots, peas, panko, rice, and steamed veggies, and “The Saluki Tzu” with Alaskan salmon and steamed rice. They also serve beverages and bacon-flavored doggie ice cream. Mmm! Get 10% off your bill during “Lappy Hour” from 11 am-3 pm all days of the week.
Château le Woof
What I love about Château le Woof is that it combines two of my favorite things in the whole wide world – coffee and dogs. This coffee shop plus pet store serves amazing single-origin coffee and sells healthy pet treats and products. You can choose from delish pup-cakes, sweet potato pup-pie, and other yummy goodies. They also host doggy “happy hours” from 7 pm to 8 pm on some nights where humans and their doggos can mingle with each other. There’s an off-leash play area too!
I don’t know about you but all this talk about food is making me hungry. So, while I grab a snack, tell me which of these places would you like to take your furbaby to?