Heading to New York for a visit and my boyfriend mentioned he would like to visit a good cheese shop. Hopefully some place with good breads also. Any suggestions? Not sure where we are staying yet, so narrowing it down through location isn't possible at this point.
I love Saxelby's in the Essex Street Market. Pain d'Avignon, which also sells bread to many New York restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, also has a shop in the Essex Street Market.
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Essex Street Market
120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
As per the above, you can visit Murray's on Bleecker, which is practically next door to Amy's Bread. For Spanish specialty cheeses, you can also visit Despana, on Broome between Centre and Lafayette. And for Italian, visit DiPalo's, a bit further south, on Grand St. at Mott. St.
408 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Bedford Cheese Shop in Brooklyn (1st stop into Brooklyn on the L - Bedford Stop) is one of my favorites.