J and I have been eating our way around the north-eastern part of the USA. The
first stop in our little adventure was the Big Apple itself. I’ve compiled a
little list of recommendations for foodie activities in NYC. But bear in mind, one
of the best things about NYC is exploring it for yourself!
1. Head to Hell’s Kitchen and grab some empanadas at Empananda Mama. If you can
get a sidewalk table, watch the people passing by, and marvel at the NYC idea of
parking – bumpers are for using after all!
2. Enjoy a fancy fancy dinner at Daniel on the Upper East Side. Bookings
essential, but the three course prix-fixe pre-theatre (5pm-6pm) menu is a relative
steal at $125 with matching wines. Follow up with a show on Broadway.
3.Visit Williamsburg for Brooklyn Flea’s “Smorgasburg”. Go straight to Baby Got Back Ribs and get the sweet bbq style with coleslaw.
Finish with a salted chocolate chip cookie icecream sandwich. Loosen your belt.
4. Walking food tour. We did the foodsofnyc Greenwich Village one, and it was
three hours of eating, walking and learning about architecture and history. Loved it. Wear comfortable shoes!
5. Visit the Chelsea Markets. Get a real coffee if you’ve been hanging out (or try
Irving Farm Coffee Co on West 79th Street). Try the flavoured vinegars and salts,
check out the delis and food stores. Wish you lived nearby.
These are just some ideas – go nuts, you can pretty much find any kind of food you
can conceive. Take loose fitting clothing…