NEW YORK CITY PARENTS: EATS & DRINKS (MANHATTAN)

COWGIRL HALL OF FAME
Southern charms West Village location


Granted you may want to avoid the delicious chili dips if you're breast feeding but this southern style restaurant Cowgirl is a great munch stop. Nestled in the heart of the West Village on Hudson St nudging a wedge of neighborhood stores, it's a wonderful authentic slice of NYC. 

Cowgirl seats outside in the summer so you can park a stroller and feed baby. Baby also has plenty to look at as this is a busy neighborhood packed with families. The food comes fast and in generous portions. The kid's menu is mouth watering, adult drinks come in large glass jars, and the home fried chicken, juicy burgers, tasty Cajun shrimp, corn dogs, rich pulled pork sandwiches and chunky salads are modestly priced and delicious. 

The toilets are clean, there is a baby changing station and high chairs. The crowd tends to be local but colorful off-season and buzzing with tourists during the summer. There's a carnival atmosphere in the place that speaks to the annual Gay Pride locals. If the kids get bored or sugar crazed you're a stones throw from Bleecker St playground off Hudson/Bleecker, an enclosed park with a (not so clean) WC, and if you head towards Greenwich St and keep going you hit the river and a wonderful water park (Jane St).

For those with a sweet tooth head to Magnolia Bakery after dinner for a yummy cupcake or take a stroll down an idiosyncratic Christoper street. Of course along Bleecker Street you'll also cruise a new mecca of exclusive brand stores like Marc Jacobs. 





DIRECTIONS:

BY SUBWAY
1 or 9 train to Christopher Street Station. Walk 2 blocks west to Hudson Street. Make a right and walk 1 block north to West 10th Street. We are on the northwest corner of Hudson and West 10th Street. A, C, E ,V, B, D or F train to West 4th Street Station. Take West 4th Street and cross 7th Avenue going west to West 10th Street. Take West 10th Street to Hudson Street. We are on the north-west corner of Hudson and West 10th Street.

BY CAR
From Brooklyn or Long Island Brooklyn battery Tunnel to West Street (West Side Highway). Take West Street north to west 10th Street and make a right. Go straight 3 blocks to Hudson Street. We are on the north-west corner of Hudson and West 10th Street.

FROM NEW JERSEY
From New Jersey Holland Tunnel to 2nd exit and make a right. Take Hudson Street north to West 10th Street. We are on the north-west corner of Hudson and West 10th Street. From Uptown, Queens, Etc. Take 7th Avenue south to Christopher Street and make a right. Go 2 blocks north to Hudson Street and make a right. We are on the north-west corner of Hudson and West 10th Street..

PARKING
Parking There are quite a few lots near us in the village. The is one on West 10th between Hudson Street and Bleecker Street located on the left. Also, try Washington Street (2 blocks west of Hudson) between West 10th and Charles Street. Meters are always a good bet (you only have to feed them on Hudson Street until 7pm).






















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