Looking for Food Adventures..
On previous trips I have:
-taken a course at murrays cheese
-taken a NY food tour of greenwich village
-taken an urban oyster tour of the food carts
-visited chelsea market
-visited union square market
-visited the doughnut factory, shack shack, todd englishs food hall
-visited dylans candy store.
-also been to the spotted pig, blind tiger, nectar (thought it was jean george), and momufuku
AND..discovered a jello competition in brooklyn (put on by parsons design students) that was brilliant.
VISITING again May 20-23 and looking for more food adventures. Any suggestions?
(will not have a car)
ps thank you in advance.
You might consider taking my famous self-guided eating tour of the LES.
Note two changes: Guss's Pickles has closed, so substitute The Pickle Guys, on Essex off Grand. And the correct address for Economy Candy is 108, not 145.
I'm working on an expanding the tour to include stops at Sugar Sweet Sunshine, on Rivington (cupcakes), and three spots in the Essex Street Market: Roni-Sue's Chocolates, Saxelby Cheese, and Pain d'Avignon.
I would also recommend a quick ride on the L train to Roberta's, in Brooklyn. It's a pizza joint (excellent pies) that's also serving killer haute cuisine. We recently did the extraordinary special 16-course tasting there. It's booked solid through the end of June, but many of those dishes are on the regular menu.
Roberta's photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
My Flushing walking tour is towards the bottom here:
You can take the LIRR from Penn Station to Flushing in about 20 minutes. More expensive than the subway but worth it.
If you want to stay in Manhattan, try scoopG's self guided Chinatown tour:
I would also maybe do Eataly and Beecher's Cheese (Seattle based, first NYC outpost opening imminently) on a weekday (Eataly is far too crowded on a weekend).
What about an East Village crawl?
Porchetta, Butter Lane, Luke's Lobster, Caracas Arepa Bar
What exactly did you hit up in the Greenwich Village? There's probably tons more you could do without repeating a stop.
Caracas Arepa Bar
93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
123 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003