4 Hours in Manhattan / Resolving to find something new
Happy new year everyone!
Due to a fortunate set of airline mishaps I found myself in NY overnight, flying out later this afternoon. Instead of following my beaten path of Ess-a-Bagel / Zabars / Brooklyn / Chelsea Market, I thought I'd see if you'd recommend any other bakeries, cafes, delis in the midtown/upper east or west side that might be open today I should try...especially if there's a cluster of great places near each other.
I can research if they're open today and thanks in advance for broadening my horizons!
Thanks for all the ideas. Bouchon was the other idea I'd thought about.
Alas I had my luggage with me, as well as a wicked hangover, so decided on the path of least resistance. Had a smoothie at Zabars and got my favorite airplane food, their cucumber / tofu "thai style" salad. All in all, a good new years eve which included caviar transported by my host from Russia to East Timor then to NY.
Hope you had a good one too and will definitely visit these places next time! I'm happy to return the advice if you come to the SF bay area.
happy new year!
well, for bakery purposes, bouchon at the time warner center has some delicious items...
not sure if either or both are open today, and a little off your beaten path, but katz's (for pastrami -- or hot dogs, should you choose :) ) and russ & daughters for smoked fish (carry out only) are right together on east houston street.
hope you have a fun whirl thru town!