I know that it’s Wednesday and I’m seriously on IST for posting this late, but I have battled rain, wine (trust me, this is a battle), and an almost-missed flight to bring my weekend in NYC to you. So please, read on.
During my 5-day stint in NYC, when I wasn’t eating, I was walking to the next place to eat. The city is fantastic, with so much food that I simply couldn’t fit it all in one trip – or one post!
While the SF food scene is very grassroots (think pop-ups and Kickstarter campaigns), New York has a godfather-like sensibility with a classic, powerful edge. Although they seem to lack the amazing Bay Area produce (thank you, California weather), they make the most of everything and take pride in what they do.
Take a look at how I spent my first few days below!
Also, the winner of the Savage Flour Cookie Dough of the Month is Travis Kwee – congratulations!
- La Maison du Macaron (Flatiron): Small shop with many tropical flavors like coconut vanilla and mango. I still think the macarons I had here were the best I’ve ever had.
- Eataly (Flatiron): If all the good things of Italy manifested themselves in America, this is what would happen. I could have come here everyday and been happy – I only wish I bought some pasta to take home with me; a MUST visit.
- Dominic Ansel Bakery (SoHo): I had to pay a visit to the famed originator of the cronut. While I didn’t wait in line for the iconic pastry, I snagged some others and they were pretty damn good; plus, the line for them was less than 5 minutes!