I could literally write a post about each and every delicious thing we ate in New York and I would have enough to cover the entire year. However, we are off on holiday again in a couple of weeks and have lots of other fun things to tell you about, so here is a list of all the amazing food places in just one blog post – you absolutely HAVE to visit these places:
1) Clinton Street Bakery – Pancakes
This was recommended to us by our Airbnb host, as it was a five minute walk from our apartment. When we ordered our food the waitress was horrified we hadn’t ordered their famous pancakes. Luckily we took her advice – we changed our order and they were amazing. We loved it so much – our favourite breakfast place in NY.
2) Sunny and Annie’s – Pho Sandwich
Yup – you read this correctly. We arrived in NY gone midnight. It was freezing, the day after the crazy ‘snow blizzard’ and of course we were exhausted, so we had to find something local, quick and easy. We popped on Yelp and a Pho Sandwich was the closest and most recommended thing we could find – you even get a bonus pickle. In Jason’s own words: “Amazing. It’s actually amazing.” You go into a normal-looking convenience store and inside they are making delicious hot sandwiches. We had the Pho Real’ and it was delicious for real 😉
3) Magnolia’s Bakery – cupcakes
Best cupcakes in the world, true many years ago and still true today.
4) Katz’s Delicatessen – pastrami
Every single person who found out we were staying in the East Village told us to go here. They were right – we ended up sharing a Pastrami Sandwich ($20) and it was way enough – it was HUGE. Our friends got one each though, so if you’re up for the challenge go for it!
5) Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory – ice cream
The name is in the title! After a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, there is nothing more delicious than Peaches and Cream Ice Cream. This is what One American Scoop ($4) looks like – OMG – should have got 3 scoops 😉
6) Bleeker Street Pizza – pizza slices
You can get massive slices of pizza all over town for $1-2. They are crispy and covered in toppings – highly recommended for those emergency snack times! We went to Bleeker’s as they were named best pizza in town and it was delicious!
7) Taco Bell
Everyone said we should stay away, but the food was exactly as it looked – cheap fast food. Their tag line used to be: “We are your fourth meal” because it’s rubbish and you only want to eat it once you are drunk after midnight. I loved it!
More for the atmosphere than the food. The waitstaff sing to you whilst they serve you some amazing milkshakes and typical diner-style food. Broadway experience without the cost!
9) Russ and Daughter – Bagels!
Fishy salmon on bagels – absolutely delicious and super posh-looking.
10) Junior’s – cheesecake
At $6.95 for a slice, this is by far the most expensive plain cheesecake I have ever eaten but OMG people – a-mazing. Absolutely nom in your mouth! OMG, seriously, this place has made heaven in a slice and you need to try it to believe it!
11) Dominique Ansel Bakery – cronut
It should’ve been at number one really, as I think this was the best thing I ate out there. The delicious cronut – world-famous and well-worth standing in line for. Yum Yum Yum!!
Is there somewhere we missed that absolutely needs to go on this list?