What food gift do I want from NYC?
- soypower Sep 24, 2010 12:40 PM
My younger brother is currently in NYC (Chelsea) right now and asked what he should bring home for me. We live in Seattle and besides a whirlwind weekend in D.C., I've never been to the East Coast. I know I want something, but what?
Please CH'ers, tell me what I want!
Thought I'd chime in as the originator of one of the threads Kathryn IDs. My SEA friends were most enthused about the bagels and the Katz's pastrami w/ Moishe's Jewish Rye, which traveled very well (just wrap the meat properly and, if you can swing it, have your bro get one of those soft-pac"refrigerator" bags for a couple of bucks). They also remember very fondly the chocolate babka I've brought back before. FYI - NO WAY I'd slice and freeze the bagels.
If I was to bring something back from NY I would go to my favorite bagel place and take 1 dozen of their fresh bagels...let them cool if they are hot. Then I would slice them in half 24 hrs before i was to travel and freeze them. Then bring said sliced/frozen bagels in a freezer bag to the destination.
Nothing like NYC bagels.
I might do the same for a nice pizza (not brick oven) and freeze by slice.
aside from that...maybe a salami from katz's as opposed to the pastrami as it will travel better.
A bottle of chocolate U-Bet syrup to make a proper egg cream.
A salami from Katz's.
A dozen H&H bagels.
Some smoked salmon from Russ and Daughters.
Juniors cheesecake. Campy and over played maybe, but still iconic, totally NY and still damn good.
Any (or all) of these would be my pick:
1. Belly lox...
2. &/or cream cheese from Russ & Daughter's.
3. U-bet Syrup (found in grocery stores, to make a chocolate egg cream)
4. Momofuku Milk Bar's Compost Cookie
5. Another Compost Cookie. : )
Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Momofuku Milk Bar
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019