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Food & Shopping

The best kids' food and stores for kids in New York, including restaurants where kids eat free, theme restaurants, shopping for baby gear and toy stores.

Best kids food in New York

Best BBQ restaurants for families

These Southern-inflected eateries appeal to carnivores—and non-meat-eaters—of all ages.

NYC comfort-food restaurants

Crawl out from under that down comforter and head to one of our favorite spots serving cozy eats.

Theme restaurants in NYC

And we don't just mean animatronic kitsch (not that there's anything wrong with that...).

NYC restaurants where kids eat free

Dining out with the children can cost big bucks—except when their meal is on the house.

Best kids' menus in NYC

Indoctrinate the next generation of foodies with our favorite picks.

Best desserts for kids in NYC

We invited young New Yorkers to our office to put the city's top confections to the test.

Mexican restaurants in New York City

Try burritos, tacos and quesadillas at these familia-friendly eateries.

Farm-to-table eateries

The sustainable-minded chefs at these spots take as much care with the food they serve as you do at home.

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Best stores for kids in New York

Best baby shops in NYC

Where to load up on all the clothes, toys and gear your munchkin needs.

Best shoe stores for New York City kids

Pick up sneakers, boots and more at these city footwear shops.

Music stores in NYC for kids

These city shops strike a chord with young musicians.

Best indie bookstores in NYC for families

Find the best books for your brood at these NYC-based indie sellers.

Disney Store in Times Square NYC

The happiest place on earth opens its new midtown megastore.

Best birthday party supply stores in NYC

These city stores help kids celebrate their birthday like rock stars.

Sports gear stores for NYC kids

Give little athletes a head start on a winning season with youth-size bikes, ice skates, golf clubs and more.

Home-goods stores for NYC kids

Shop for everything on your list-and then some!

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Kids restaurants by borough


The bustling isle has just about anything families could want in a restaurant, from homey neighborhood cafés and niche eateries to theme spots and outdoor tables with a view.


The eclectic Borough of Kings may lack the quantity of Manhattan's family-friendly eateries but when it comes to quality, it is more than holding its own.


The most diverse NYC borough (its residents represent more than 100 nationalities) has a wealth of excellent offerings, from Mexican taqueria and Thai eateries to fusion upstarts.


The city's only mainland borough may not be on the mainstream culinary radar, but its original Little Italy is worth making the trek north to explore.

Staten Island

You're not likely to stumble on a great restaurant on the enormous island borough, but if you know where you're going, you won't be disappointed.

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