During my short trip to NYC, I managed to pack in some delicious food that I’m excited to discuss. I sort of covered all my bases between touristy (Laudrée, Dominique Ansel’s Bakery), chain (Wahoo’s), takeout (some Indian food one night and sushi another) and everything else (The Green Table, Maison Kayser, The Dutch, Murray’s Cheese Bar, Hotel Chantelle, Pier i Cafe, Cellar 58). My favorites food wise were probably The Dutch, Hotel Chantelle, and Dominique Ansel’s. Murray’s Cheese Bar was great (cheese, duh), the view at Pier i was gorgeous but I just had a beer, and the macarons at Ladurée were good, as expected. Maison Kayser is up there as one of the cutest little boulangeries I’ve ever been to and I can vouch for the highly addictive properties in their chocolate croissant. I love getting to try as many new restaurants as possible and am happy to say that all of these places were new to me as of this trip.
NYC is filled with so many great places… any recommendations that I shouldn’t miss next time around? I finally feel like I’m getting my bearings with Manhattan and actually somewhat know my way around!
PS: Most of these are iPhone photos…one day I’ll get quick enough with my DSLR and be patient enough to photograph my food before devouring it!
Yummy special of the day gin cocktail of the day at The Green Table (in Chelsea Market)
Poached eggs, cheddar biscuit, ham, chipotle & mayo at The Dutch (in Soho). Basically a fancy, deconstructed eggs benedict. So good I even ate the tomato!
Adorable roof seating nook at Hotel Chantelle (Lower East Side). There are a few tables tucked away in this quieter section just off the main roof. Really perfect for a long brunch catching up with friends. They also had 92 cent drinks that seemed too good to be true– they tasted good but verdict is still out on whether there was actually alcohol in them.
Breakfast pizza at Hotel Chantelle — scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, spicy ketchup
Truffled tater tots at Hotel Chantelle
Beauty at Ladurée on Madison Ave.
Chocolate Coconut macaron — delicious but there’s definitely added hype
Fried olives with smoked almonds on a bed of some kind of soft, mild cheese @ Murray’s Cheese Bar + an Espoisses cheese flight. There’s also the amazing, corresponding cheese shop next door — I picked up some Cotswold with onions and chives to take home.
Beautiful pastries at Dominique Ansel — we didn’t arrive at cronut hour but I had a cannelé and the DKA. Both were amaze!