I tried this post on 4/27 with no replies.
My plans are finalized for my upcoming trip to NY. I will be in town 5/10 thru 5/12. If you see someone driving around the city with a Mass. plate "FOOD", that will be me! I am booked for the "Foods of NY" tour of the Village on 5/11 and Lugar that night. Does anyone have suggestions where to go if I get a rainy day? Possibly, somewhere that has many food establishments under on roof.
Bring good shoes and stroll around with your umbrella with the rest of us New Yorkers :-) The rain is the perfect excuse to keep ducking in for snacks!
That said, you might check out the Chelsea Market... never been-- but I think it's like stalls inside with all these different food shops and you can eat/smell/gaze your way thru there. I think it's at 16th St. and 8th Ave. but you better check.
Another similar idea is Grand Central Terminal, you know it has been revamped with all this different fab food. Check on this site because ALOT has been written about it. You can take the subway there and just go right to GCT without even going outside.
Other than that, many neighborhoods are so dense that you can hang out in a 10-block radius and see lots and not get too soaked!
re: Jessica Shatan
You've NEVER been?? Oh, it's so olfactory! Go!
The first aroma is flowers from the plant/garden shop. Then you get the chocolate sensation from the brownie place. You've got a wine store, Amy's Bread, Lobster Market, Buon Italia - great place to pick up gallons of olive oil and little packets of squid ink, Fruit and Veggie stall with a decent organic section, Sarabeths...If they only had branch of Murray's Cheese, it would truly be one-stop shopping.
I know, I know I am so ashamed .
I have a fellow 'hound friend who used to live in chelsea and she was always regaling me with stories of the place.
Then I had a boyfriend last summer who suprised me at work with samplings from the brownies... unfortunatly we broke up!
SO, where exactly is it??
re: Jessica Shatan
It's on 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. Those were probably Fat Witch brownies you had (my compliments to your -ex). The prices in the produce store are really excellent. And they have a nice selection of nuts, baby veggies, chili peppers, and herbs. When I make Mulligatawny soup, which has an ingredient list down my arm, I can get it all there.
Let me know if you visit and what you think!