Category Archives: Desserts

Traveling to Sao Paulo for business? Recommended meeting spots

If you intend to conduct business in Brazil, there’s a good chance you’ll be going to São Paulo as it is by far Brazil’s most import business center in Brazil.  Almost every major industry in Brazil is based there (as well as most of the minor ones, too), and 15% of Brazil’s gross national product is […]

Where to stay in Guanacaste Costa Rica: Four Seasons

For this years ‘winter trip’ we decided to explore two different regions of Costa Rica: Guanacaste and Manuel Antonio.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting all sorts of tips, restaurant reviews, cool things to do in Costa Rica, the best surf spots and more!  To kick things off, let’s start with where to stay […]

Best DIY ice cream in Ilhabela

If you have reading my blog for the last 3 years it’s pretty clear I have a bit of a sweet tooth and am a complete sucker for ice cream… those new to ny2io – I LOVE DESSERT!  For some reason I only come across these amazing ‘do it yourself’ ice cream places when I […]

Brunch in Moema

Staying in Sao Paulo over the weekend? Feeling an intense chocolate craving coming on?  Head over to Pain et Chocolat for their famous brunch buffet.  Offering over 100 items including: delicious breads, mini muffins, fruits, pancakes, waffles, pastries, eggs, sausage, potato rosti, cookies and much more, Pain et Chocolat will have whatever you desire.  Brunch […]

My favorite places in NYC

Whenever I go to New York people ask me what I miss the most, what places I try to go to etc.  To make things easier for folks traveling from Brazil to NY, here are my favorite places / recommendations, keep in mind I try to cram all this into an 8 day trip! CVS […]

First look: Tempranillo Vinho & Cozinha

Brought to you by the culinary and alcoholic visionaries of Barteco is Sao Paulo’s hottest new wine bar Tempranillo.   Located in the swanky  Vila Nova Conceicao it is under the command of Jaci Soares (Taberna 474) and Carlos Martignago (Serafina) so you know this will become your new ‘go to’ spot.  Designed by architect Silvana Brandão , the decor is […]

Best Bread in Sao Paulo: Mr Baker

I don’t say this about many restaurants but Sao Paulo’s Mr Baker is hands down one of the best all around restaurants in the city.  Located in Itaim, this bakery is always packed and there aren’t many places to sit so either plan on getting it to go or be prepared to wait for a […]

Live music and late night pizza in Pinheiros

There are tons of restaurants lining Rua dos Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, but if you are in the mood for pizza, I recommend Fração da Pizza.  Located in a cute house, this multi space pizzeria is serving up some of the best thin crust pizza in Sao Paulo.  The house is divided into 3 spaces: […]

Gourmet burgers & tartares: Astolpho

There is a new restaurant in Itaim with a unique combination you have to try.  Astolpho Gourmet Burger & Tartares located on the corner of  Amazonias and Rua Iaia looks like a cozy café you might see in France.  With a black and white tiled floor, famous people’s caricatures and old fashion clocks lining the walls […]

Fancy desserts in Vila Madalena

I discovered the most charming pastry shop in Sao Paulo, Le Jardin Secret located in a small house in Vila Madalena; which actually feels more like a little bakery in Provence France once you step inside! Inspired by their trip to France and the discovery of ‘candied flowers’ the ownders created a sanctuary of sophistication and […]