Things that aren't available in VT
Chowhounders who have moved to VT are looking for a funtime in NYC on Monday and Tuesday.
My list would be Di Paulo's, Eataly, something new and interesting in the chinatown area, Mary's or Pearl's Oyster Bar...just trying to find things that we don't readily have available in VT.
What do you think?
We're not looking replicate EMP or Le Bernardin
Only in NY type foods that you may be missing: bagels and smoked salmon, pastrami on rye, hot dogs & papaya juice, black and white cookies, cheesecake, egg creams, pickles, halal carts. My friend who lives in VT especially loves black and white cookies and always requests that NYer bring her some when they visit.
scoopG's Chinatown list above is good, too.
You might also want to consider creative Asian, like at Momofuku Ssam Bar, Wong, Fatty Cue, Takashi, RedFarm. More expensive than Chinatown but not near the level of EMP or Le Bernardin.
Here is a list of my favorites:
My favorite unique places in NY serve Xian (Chinese) food, Issan (Thai) food, organic/local/sustainable Japanese BBQ, authentic Basque (Spanish) tapas, creative diner food, pretzels, hot dogs, halal food, steak, upscale rustic Italian, Italian subs, creative Italian-American, high end non-sushi Japanese (like kaiseki), creative desserts, molecular gastronomy, mixology/creative cocktails, and upscale brunches.
In addition to Pearl, I might look into Pies 'n' Thighs, the Redhead, Blue Smoke, Hill Country, Luke's Lobster....
Pearl Oyster Bar
18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
349 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011
50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014
7 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
A far as Chinatown I would imagine you do not have any foods from Henan or Xian in VT.
Here's a Chinatown start:
Chinatown Walking Food Tour:
Big Wong King:
East Corner Wonton:
Great New York Noodletown:
He Nan Flavor:
Mei Li Hua:
Xian Famous Foods:
South China Garden
22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
Great New York Noodletown
28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
13 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
East Corner Wonton
70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
10 Pell St, New York, NY 10013
65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
456 Shanghai Cuisine
69 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
He Nan Flavor
68 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Mei Li Wah
64 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
Xi'an Famous Foods
67 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013