Hallmark Movies set in New York City

New York City is a popular setting for Hallmark Movies. The lively and busy atmosphere allows characters to move around easily between coffee shops, interact with street vendors, and chase their professional aspirations.

Here are my top picks for places to visit in NYC and products that capture the enchanting Hallmark Movie atmosphere.

NYC is an exciting backdrop for Hallmark movies, as characters easily move around coffee shops, street vendors, cozy apartments, and career goals.

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New York City Setting

New York City as a setting of Hallmark Movies, HallmarkJenny in New York City
New York City is a top setting for Hallmark Movies! The Big Apple has endless romance and adventure possibilities ❤️

Fancy Hotels

New York City boasts numerous luxurious and renowned hotels, featuring elegant architecture and renowned hospitality. These hotels are steeped in history, culture, and knowledge, making them exquisite backdrops for Hallmark Movies.

The Plaza

For more than a century, The Plaza has reigned as the premier hotel in New York, welcoming royalty, presidents, and A-list actors. During my visit to the NYC Hallmark Media Headquarters, I absolutely had to pay a visit to The Plaza from the setting of one of my favorite movies – Christmas at the Plaza!

The Plaza Hotel book
The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel

The fascinating story of this famous hotel that has influenced our view of wealth and luxury, from the Gilded Age to modern times.

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Art Print: The Plaza

I absolutely adore this Etsy shop, A Thing Created. The items have such a one-of-a-kind, warm, and snug style.

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Christmas at the Plaza

I absolutely adore this movie! The Plaza Hotel looks absolutely stunning at Christmas.🎄I particularly love that the main character shares my passion for archiving and organizing, just like me as a librarian.

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New York City is bustling with people and has a huge craving for delicious baked goods. It’s no wonder that many famous bakeries were born right here in the Big Apple. These bakeries whip up the most delightful sweet treats, perfect for strolling through the lively streets of NYC.

Magnolia Bakery

In 1996, Magnolia Bakery opened in the West Village. It gained fame in a 2001 episode of Sex and the City where Carrie and Miranda enjoyed cupcakes with pink icing!

Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery has made cherished baked goods for 25 years with fresh ingredients and traditional methods.

Magnolia Bakery
The Magnolia Bakery Handbook cookbook
Their cookbook is incredibly simple to follow, understand, and whip up delicious treats. Oh, and we can't overlook their delightful individually wrapped cookies!
The Magnolia Bakery Handbook

A photo-filled book with almost 150 delicious recipes, plus tips, tools, and techniques, and 250 illustrations.

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Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

The soft-baked classic vanilla, chocolate chunk, and confetti Magnolia Bakery cookies 🍪

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Milk Bar

Milk Bar became a hit because it’s unique. What sets it apart is that instead of selling copies of already existing baked goods, Christina Tosi put in the effort to create her own recipes. Christina Tosi is renowned for her delicious creations like Compost Cookies and Cereal Milk Ice Cream!

Milk Bar

Christina Tosi’s famous desserts, cakes, & cookies delivered!

Milk Bar
All About Cake, Milk Bar Cookbook

Christina Tosi, a two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Milk Bar, has revolutionized desserts with her innovative desserts. 🍰

All About Cake

This cookbook awesome, especially if you've caught Christina Tois on various cooking shows and specials. You'll "get" her unique formula for creating delicious cakes!

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MILK BAR Crunchies

Milk Bar's Crunchies are small, crunchy cookies that are perfect for snacking!

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New York City is bursting with diversity and filled with food lovers. It’s a foodie’s paradise, where famous restaurants can be found at every turn. From corner to corner, you’ll discover renowned and fabulous eateries, making NYC a true culinary adventure!


In 2004, David Chang founded Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC. Their menu features exciting surprises like flavorful ramen noodles and springy dishes.

Momofuku Ramen Noodles

Momofuku variety pack: soy scallion, spicy soy & tingly chili 🍜

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Cooking at Home

David Chang, the famous founder of Momofuku, whips up speedy dinners at home by ditching recipes, relying on the microwave, and finding inspiration from his mother.

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Specialty Shops

I absolutely adore the unique and charming specialty shops in NYC! They are unlike any other independent stores you’ll find anywhere else in the world. These delightful shops add a small town vibe to the bustling city.

Murray's Cheese

Murray’s Cheese Shop, founded in New York City a top destination for foodies!

Murray's Cheese Shop

At Hallmark HQ, I had a blast cheese tasting with the team and stumbled upon Murray's Cheese Shop in Greenwich Village. Since 1962, Murray's has been gaining global fame for their amazing array of cheeses 🧀!


Street Vendors

In Hallmark Movies, I absolutely adore the presence of street vendors! Whether it’s the charming coffee carts, delightful produce stands, beautiful flower stands, dazzling jewelry booths, mouthwatering hot dog stands, or the enticing street food stalls, the bustling streets of New York City become even more vibrant and lively with these delightful vendors!

HallmarkJenny at NYC Flower Shop

Books set in NYC

Embark on exciting literary adventures that will transport you straight to the heart of the Big Apple with these iconic books set in the vibrant and captivating city of New York! 

The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Thieves steal books at NY Public Library, prompting two generations of women to restore order. Good Morning America Book Club pick

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote's story really captures the essence of New York City! The iconic movie starring Audrey Hepburn brings to life Holly Golightly, a young and affluent socialite, in the 1961 film based on the book.

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The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada

Book 1 of The Devil Wears Prada series 👠| The bestselling book that served as the inspiration for the critically acclaimed film featuring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

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