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Going to NYC in early November. I already have most of my eating plans nailed down.

I want to know what I should do/see in NYC in relation to food other than eating it. What specialty shops/markets should I visit ? (ie. cheese shops, oil shops, cookware shops, ethnic food stores)

Any food related walking tours recommended?

Im going to the James Beard Foundation to look around. Is it worth it?

Can anyone tell me a nice wine shop to stop in for a glass of wine and small bite to eat while exploring the city. I will be all over Manhattan walking around, so any location is fine. (Home base is Midtown East)

Much thanks to my fellow hounders.

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  1. Here's some food shops (google for more information)
    Kalustyans
    Murrays Cheese
    Chelsea Market
    Essex Street Market
    Eataly
    Fairway
    Zabars
    Russ and Daughters
    di Palo

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    Russ & Daughters
    179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

    Murray's Cheese
    254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Kalustyan's
    123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Di Palo's Fine Foods
    200 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

    Zabar's
    2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Fairway Market
    2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    Essex Street Market
    120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

    Eataly
    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: thegforceny

      Wow theg, all my food shop stops. I guess add Citerella, Grand Daisy, and Sun Market (japanese) and Dean and Deluca

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      Citarella
      2135 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      Sunrise Mart
      4 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

      Grandaisy Bakery
      176 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

    2. Years ago we took a Foods of New York walking and tasting tour, which we loved. We did the original Greenwich village tour, which was a great intro to NY for us. The neighborhood has changed a bit but we still go back to Bleeker St whenever we are in New York for Prosciutto balls at Faicco's. If you go on that tour, stop by Amy's Bread afterward for my favorite chocolate cake. The tour leader used to give out a list of great shops (fresh yogurt place, bread shop) and restaurants in the village and soho but I don't know if they still do that. Enjoy!

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      Faicco's
      260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

      Amy's Bread
      250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

      1. Best foodie shopping:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810777
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585538
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697174
        http://www.chow.com/lists/33
        http://www.chow.com/lists/924
        Note: Penzey's spices in Grand Central Terminal has closed

        My list of great NYC or made in NYC food stuffs to take home:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8107...

        I can't think of any wine stores that have food (maybe some free cheese/bread, very simple) but many have tastings. Is a proper wine bar OK? Or are you only considering retail stores?

        For food walking tours, Manhattan is a great place for those:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/780479
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775501
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728356
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/750143
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711661
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/754497

        Here are some neighborhood exploration ideas for the Outer Boroughs:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781145

        My Flushing walking tour is towards the bottom here:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7803...

        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:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7116...

        What about an East Village crawl?
        Porchetta, Butter Lane, Luke's Lobster, Caracas Arepa Bar, the new Big Gay Ice Cream shop, the new Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream shop...
        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/rea...

        Here's a similar food tour I put together for the West Village:
        https://foursquare.com/kathrynyu/list...

        The possible stops are:
        Washington Square Park
        Mille-Feuille Bakery for croissants
        Third Rail Coffee
        South Brooklyn Pizza on Bleecker
        Blue Ribbon Bakery Market for their housemade matzoh
        Victory Garden for goat milk soft serve
        Famous Joe's for a slice
        Grom for gelato
        Rocco's for freshly filled cannoli
        Amy's Bread
        Murray's Cheese
        Faicco's Pork Store
        Bosie Tea Parlor for cookies/macarons
        Blind Tiger for beer
        Joe the Art of Coffee
        Jeffrey's Grocery for oysters and beer
        Taim for falafel
        Magnolia Bakery for ice box cake
        dell'anima for a Negroni Sbagliato cocktail
        Chelsea Market - lots of great stuff here, L'Arte, Sarabeth's, Amy's Bread, Lobster Place, Green Table, an olive oil store, Chelsea Fruit Exchange, Friedman's, Dickson's Farmstand Meats, etc
        The High Line

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        Murray's Cheese
        254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        Faicco's
        260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        Joe the Art of Coffee
        141 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

        Taim
        222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

        Rocco's Pastry Shop
        243 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        L'Arte del Gelato
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Pickle Guys
        49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

        Magnolia Bakery
        401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        The Green Table
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Caracas Arepa Bar
        93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

        Sarabeth's Bakery
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Amy's Bread
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Amy's Bread
        250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        The Lobster Place
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Blind Tiger
        281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        Joe's Pizza
        7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

        Dell'Anima
        38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

        Economy Candy
        108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

        Friedman's Lunch
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Manhattan Fruit Exchange
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Grom
        233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        Porchetta
        110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

        Butter Lane
        123 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

        Third Rail Coffee
        240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

        Luke's Lobster
        93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

        Bosie Tea Parlor
        10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014

        Dickson's Farmstand Meats
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Jeffrey's Grocery
        172 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

        The Filling Station
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

        Mille-feuille
        552 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

        Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
        125 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

        Victory Garden
        31 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

        Blue Ribbon Bakery Market
        14 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

        Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
        48 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

        Percy's Pizza
        190 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: kathryn

          Kathryn, you must have a spreadsheet or something with all of these saved. These lists are always incredible!

          1. re: kathryn

            Wow! Thanks for all the information. I think my 5 days will be wonderful exploring all the great food stuffs NYC has to offer. Just need to make it longer next time. Thanks everyone!

          2. IIRC, there is a recent thread on wine bars in Manhattan which you might find useful...

            I particularly like Terroir and Il Posto Accanto and 'ino and 'inoteca on Rivington St.

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            'ino
            21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

            'inoteca
            98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

            Il Posto Accanto
            190 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

            Terroir
            413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

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            1. re: gutsofsteel

              the meatball sandwich at Terroir is good, the fried things aren't that good. They do have my favorite Coheita by Niepoort

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              Terroir
              413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009