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need suggestions for a sunday food tour of manhattan

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. 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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      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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      1. re: dcuffaro
        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

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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.

        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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            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.

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              haleyjen Oct 24, 2006 07:16 PM

              Dumpling House is on Eldridge, between Grand and Broome.

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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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                1. re: debjoy81
                  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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                  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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                  1. re: Sharon
                    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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                    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....

                    1. 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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                        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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                        1. re: bobby06877
                          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!

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                          dcuffaro Oct 23, 2006 08:45 PM

                          Good ideas.....

                          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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