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dcuffaro Oct 23, 2006 08:32 PM

Plans already include: Gus's pickles, katz's, Economy Candy, Joe's Shanghai, Sullivan Street bakery....where else should we go?

  1. seal Oct 23, 2006 08:37 PM

    I like your choices so far.

    I might head to the east village for some Pomme Frites, or I might head to Soho to Kee's chocolates and then keep heading west to Jacques Torres' Chocolate Haven on West St, but I am fairly chocoholic ;o)

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      dcuffaro Oct 23, 2006 08:45 PM

      Good ideas.....

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        bobby06877 Oct 23, 2006 08:58 PM

        If you are going to be over near Sullivan Street Bakery, I would highly recommend a stop at nearby Murrays Cheese. Di Palos is also a good choice for some unique Italian cheeses and meats.

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          dcuffaro Oct 30, 2006 12:52 PM

          Di paola's was a highlight of our tour!!! We did Joe's Shanghai, Kossar's, Donut Planet, the Pickle Guys, Russ and daughters, laboratorio del Gelato, Rice to Riches, Kee's, Sullivan Street Bakery and Murray's - 5 hours of sheer bliss!

        2. MMRuth Oct 23, 2006 09:08 PM

          I would add Labortorio di Gelato on Orchard to the list - also second Murrays and Di Palo - oh, and Kees.

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            dcuffaro Oct 23, 2006 09:15 PM

            I've added Kee's and Murray's and based on some of the other things I've read - Roll and Dough on West 3rd....I will definately add Di Paola's and laboratorio di gelato..we will also stop at Russ and daughter's for some Caviar Cream Cheese and Nova....

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              Sharon Oct 23, 2006 09:22 PM

              If you're down on the LES, my suggestions:
              -Sugar Sweet Sunshine - bakery on Rivington(?) and Allen (?) for cupcakes
              -#1 Dumpling House - not sure of address, but South of Delancey, Broomw, maybe, and Orchard (?) - for pork and chive dumplings and those Beef Sandwiches.
              -Kossar's Bialy's - near pickle place

              I'm not sure what the draw is at Economy Candy.

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                seal Oct 23, 2006 10:02 PM

                You need to take a couple of kids there one day and then stand back. Nothing like jars and jars of all kinds of candy by the pound to put smiles on their faces.

                Me, I wait and get a few truffles at Kee's ;o)

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                debjoy81 Oct 24, 2006 04:07 PM

                Definitely go to the Donut Plant on Grand Street. Get there early because the donuts sell out fast! Make sure to try their #1 seller, the tres leches donut. Ridiculously good!

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                  funkymonkey Oct 25, 2006 09:13 PM

                  and if you're going to be at the donut plant, pop into kossar's bialy's next door and get a dozen for the road. goooooood stuff.

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                  haleyjen Oct 24, 2006 07:16 PM

                  Dumpling House is on Eldridge, between Grand and Broome.

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                    kittyboots Oct 24, 2006 07:55 PM

                    A lot that's already been mentioned. Plus:
                    Rice to Riches http://www.ricetoriches.com/ (all rice pudding, all the time
                    )Italian Food Center 186 Grand St (best Italian cold cuts/sandwiches/heros)
                    Rafetto's Pasta 144 West Houston
                    Around the corner from Rafetto's on Sullivan off Houston is a dairy that smokes their own mozzerella. Great if you can get it hot from the oven.
                    Ten Ren Tea House http://www.tenren.com/ 75 & 79 Mott St. Best boba tea in the city, and wonderful fine dried teas for sale.
                    Ping's Dried Beef 58 Mulberry Street - Tiny hole in the wall, wonderful cured beef & pork by the pound, delicious.

                    1. MMRuth Oct 24, 2006 08:02 PM

                      I forgot to mention Joe's dairy - wonderful mozzarella - plain, smoked, and w/ prosciutto. They'll cut it up for you to eat to go ...

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                        piccola Oct 25, 2006 01:59 AM

                        Depends on where you're willing to go...

                        Ukrainian Restaurant (near Veselka) - the "apple pancake", a deep-fried pillow of goodness, or any pierogis

                        Bahn Mi So 1 - I've only tried the veggie sandwich, but mmmmm....

                        Roll and DOugh - yes, it's hyped up, but the bings are awesome.

                        Beard Papa or Puff & Pao - some kind of cream puff. If you can, get the pumpkin one at BP.

                        Taim - falafel. Any kind. Trust me.

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                          dcuffaro Oct 25, 2006 08:21 PM

                          Thanks for the wonderful suggestions - adding several: Rice to Riches, Roll and Dough, Joe's Dairy and Ping's Dried Beef!

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                            mle18 Oct 25, 2006 08:56 PM

                            Russ and Daughters. Dried fruit, smoked fish, nuts, it is a New York Institution--not far from Katz's

                          2. sheilal Oct 30, 2006 01:21 PM

                            You absolutely must, must, must go to Il Laboratorio de Gelato. They have the most fabulous and surprising flavors!!!! The Fuji Apple sorbet is like biting into a frozen apple. The cinnamon, blueberry, and lavendar gelato are phenomenal!!

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