Unless you watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you might not be aware of who Jonathan Cheban, The Foodgōd, is. Not only is he Kim Kardashian’s best friend but he has an Instagram that is all about food. He has a serious love of food and he’s been taking it one step further. Cheban is actually thinking of changing his name legally to “Foodgōd,” he just might be taking things a little too far. It’s all because he’s built a brand around himself over the years of being an expert on good food and great places to eat. Not only is he all over social media, but he has a website filled with delicious food options. “People are constantly screaming Foodgōd as he walks down the street and showing up to restaurants while he is there, following his eating adventures,” a rep for the star tells PEOPLE. “It has become cult-like.”
When it comes to his best friend Kim Kardashian, he only wants her to eat at the best places, the kind of restaurants that she deserves to go to. He is the expert after all. These are the restaurants that are only good enough for his bestie, Kim Kardashian. Take a look, maybe they are places that you want to check out as well.
15. Serafina Is the Best Place For Italian Lovers
If you love Italian, you will love this restaurant just as much as Kim Kardashian does. It definitely got the vote of The Foodgōd. Jonathan Cheban is always suggesting the best restaurants for Kim Kardashian and they are often featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. This is the type of restaurant that always has you longing for more. It’s all upscale whether you are going there for lunch or dinner. This is a go-to restaurant for the Kardashians when they want to eat in New York. Kendall Jenner is also seen there often with her supermodel friends.
Her favorite happens to be the gluten-free fusilli with truffle sauce
14. Carousel Gives Them A Taste Of Their Culture
Carousel is an Armenian restaurant and it’s a favorite of Kanye and Kim’s. She celebrated her 37th birthday at the restaurant. The restaurant is most known for its Lebanese appetizers (mezza). It’s not uncommon for people to go to the restaurant and order 60 appetizers to share amongst the group. The night of her birthday, Kim posted a Snapchat video while at the restaurant and it looked like her group was doing just that. Eating a bunch of appetizers and they looked amazing. A favorite for them is falafel and hummus, though out of 60 items, there are probably a lot of favorites.
They seem to like the restaurant because it makes them “feel connected with their Armenian heritage.”
13. TAO Downtown Is A New York Favorite
This restaurant is a favorite of Jonathan Cheban’s and he can’t say enough good things about the restaurant. As you can see Kim Kardashian loves celebrating her birthday at all his favorite locations as well. As a professional tastemaker, Cheban has a lot of good things to say about the restaurant. “I love Tao,” he says as he slipped into a booth one evening. “They always order for me here so I never look at this menu,” he says as he looks at the menu.
“This is what I do. I need to read it and then smell out what’s going to be amazing. It’s a talent.
12. NoMo Kitchen Is A Chic And Serene Restaurant
NoMo Kitchen is located inside hotel NoMo SoHo in New York City. It’s operated underneath Chef Gary King and it’s a favorite of the Kardashians.
It’s known for having the best avocado toast in the city.
Sounds good enough for us. This is one of the Kardashians’ favorites when it comes to New York restaurant. It sounds like there are a lot of restaurants in New York that are great. During an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians called “The Big Launch,” Khloe and Kim Kardashian were spotted at the restaurant having a very long lunch, they also featured a pizza that looked insane. If you are a pizza lover, then it’s definitely a place that you might want to check out. The restaurant has stunning landscaping and has a very rustic vibe to it.
11. Paris Baguette Is Home Of The Croissant Donut
Croissant donut, well now they have us sold! It sounds delicious. Apparently, there is a regular cronut line (croissant donut) at Dominique Ansel Bakery and some people even get there when all the cronuts have been sold out. Now that’s tragic. Of course, Kim Kardashian is not standing in line for her croissant donuts. She has her bestie “food god” Jonathan Cheban bring her some. However, instead of bringing her a cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery, he decided to bring her the OG Cronut from Paris Baguette instead. And so, a new love affair started. Paris Baguette posted this video of Kim Kardashian eating the epic OG Cronut and commented, “Look who’s eating out Croissant Donuts. Kim Kardashian enjoyed Paris Baguette in Manhattan.” We’ve never had a Cronut before but they sound divine, it will be put on our list for sure.
10. Casa Vega Restaurant Is Great For Cinco De Mayo
Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney went with their mother Kris Jenner to Casa Vegas Restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo one year. Jonathan Cheban was in tow with the group to show them the best items on the menu. Funny enough, the restaurant had been closed down last year for a period of time due to a cockroach infestation. How gross? But Cheban was confident enough to bring in practically the whole cast of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. We are kind of surprised that Kim would even take a chance eating there, but maybe he didn’t tell her. “Happy Cinco de Mayo TAG all your drunk friends LOL ..Foodgōd,” he wrote in an Instagram video adding, “nobody’s drinking though, it’s so weird.” Apparently, the Mexican food is to die for as long as they don’t have any more issues with bug infestations.
9. Kitchenette Has Great Sprinkle Cake
Another New York hot spot is Kitchenette bakery and it’s known for its homemade baked goods. There is truly nothing better than homemade baked goods. Every single thing that you taste on the menu is going to make you feel like you are back in your mom’s kitchen right after a day of baking. Both Kim and Kourtney are fans of the shop and they featured it on their spinoff show Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
In the show, they enter the bakery and order a large sprinkle cake for them to share.
It was clearly when neither of them was on their extreme diets. If you are a fan of the show then you probably already know that they loved every bite of that cake. We would have enjoyed it too, it looked awesome.
8. Le Cirque Is Where To Find French Flavors
If you are looking for French cuisine, then this New York hot spot is the place to find it. The reality TV show paired couple Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick at the restaurant. It probably brings back bad memories for Kourtney but don’t knock the restaurant for it. It was actually where Scott proposed to Kourtney and he looked really nervous in the episode.
It was really a bad night for Scott because just when he got the nerve to ask her, she realized what he was doing and shot him down.
Now, that’s cold, even for a Kardashian. She told him that she didn’t want to ruin the good thing that they already had. Yes, that’s totally what a guy wants to hear when he’s about to propose. It was all filmed at Le Cirque, and it was probably still really good advertisement for the restaurant.
7. Joe’s Pizza For A Delicious Slice
Apparently, the place to go for a slice of pizza is Joe’s Pizza. During season 14 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Johnathan Cheban took Khloe and Kim on an eating spree throughout New York. Part of that mission meant going to get some New York style pizza at Joe’s Pizza. Kim Kardashian has gone many of times to grab a slice of pizza.
Before Kim Kardashian went on her extreme diet, this was the place that she wanted to go to for her “last supper.”
She wanted to get some more pizza inside of her before she would be on a meal plan. The pizza joint is known for its “old-school, real deal New York Pizza,” and they have numerous places all throughout the city. They originally opened up in 1975 and they are certainly very popular.
6. Get Your Red Meat Fix At Red
Red, the Steakhouse is a popular place for the red meat eaters in the family. This is not a New York restaurant like the rest, but it’s actually in Cleveland, Ohio. That’s right, Khloe Kardashian managed to find a favorite restaurant all the way in Cleveland. She’s been spending a lot more time in Cleveland since she married Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson. The restaurant is known for its upscale atmosphere. When the Kardashians went to the restaurant, they all showed up in furs, so it was good that it has a fancy atmosphere. Cleveland had no idea what they were getting into with this family. They offer private dining, which is perfect for the Kardashians. It must be a treat for Ohio when the Kardashians show up in town, or maybe not.
5. Eden Roc Restaurant At Hotel Du Cap Is Not Your Everyday Restaurant
This restaurant is in the South of France so you will have to do some traveling to get there. Kris Jenner took Corey Gamble there while they were vacationing and Kendell Jenner has been there as well. It’s a stunning place that sits on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s definitely a great place to have dinner while you look out at the stunning view of the Lerins Islands. Imagine yourself sipping wine throughout the evening while looking at one of the most breathtaking views in the world. Sounds like that is exactly what Kris and Corey did while they were there. It certainly would be a very romantic spot to go to. The couple enjoyed salmon and avocado sushi and shared a wedge of watermelon, and fresh tomato and mozzarella salad. It sounds delicious.
4. Mercer Kitchen Is A Great Place To Make Up With Friends
Apparently, Mercer Kitchen is where you go when you need to make amends with your friends. That’s what happened with Kim Kardashian and Johnathan Cheban. The two broke bread at the Mercer Kitchen after they got into a fight. If you are a fan of the Kardashians reality TV, you would have seen the episode where the two got into an argument because he missed a massage appointment that had been booked months in advance. #whitegirlproblems, am I right?
In order to mend old wounds, she invited him for lunch at the restaurant because it just so happens to be his favorite restaurant.
We happen to think that he has a lot of favorite restaurants. What was even better was that she managed to get his favorite soup back on the menu. Why did it leave? The two seem to be working hard towards #friendshipgoals.
3. Il Mulino Is Great For A Girls’ Night Out
When it comes to going out with the girls for the night, there is nothing that will beat pasta and wine. During the episode called “The Big Launch,” all the Kardashian and Jenner sisters got together, including Kylie’s ex-boyfriend Tyga. Apparently, the whole night was about celebrating the unveiling of their iPhone applications. All and all it was a fun night as they shared old stories and got a little tipsy on wine.
If you missed the episode, Kourtney also gets slapped in a room full of 30 people.
They all filled their faces with delicious pasta choices like costoletta alla parmesan and rigatoni Bolognese. This was definitely not a night where anyone was worrying about their diets because the pasta was free-flowing everywhere. They ended up ordering sautéed broccoli and spinach for the table, but we’re pretty sure that it was just so that they could tell their trainer that they were eating vegetables all night.
2. Bodega Taqueria Y Tequila Is No Joke
Miami is a great place to get food and the Kardashians know all about it. They have received tons of help from food guru Jonathan Cheban on where to dine. After all, only the best for his friends. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott hit up this restaurant when they were in Miami this past June. It’s a South Beach restaurant that is very popular. If you like food trucks, then you are sure to love this place because the atmosphere is inspired by food trucks. But the best part, of course, is the Mexican street food that they serve. Travis Scott went for an assortment of tacos! Who doesn’t love tacos? A Mexican favorite to be sure. Kylie Jenner ordered a chicken quesadilla. The restaurant has a huge range of cocktails, but the couple just drank orange sodas. We all know now, it was probably because she was pregnant at the time.
1. Providence Restaurant Is For Romance
When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want to go on a romantic evening out, it’s the Providence Restaurant that they go to. They are a big fan of the restaurant and it is one that they will often choose for a date night. Sometimes it’s nice to have some time away from the children, life can get busy and the two knew that they needed some time alone. Providence is known for its award-winning seafood, compliments of Chef Michael Cimarusti. E! Online reported that when the two dined there,
they got a private room just for the two of them that had romantic lightning.
Talk about special. The two dined on spiny lobster and black truffle and brown butter. The menu is extraordinary for those who love seafood. It definitely sounds like a place to check out if you’re in the area.
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