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Hi - I'm coming to the city for a very quick visit. Will only have about 4 hours to hit my favorite shops for food. What are some places that I should go to ? What are your favorite stores for specific foods ? I'm going to be in the Village for the morning, and then working my way up to mid-town to take the train. What are some places that I MUST GO TO ? Thanks !

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  1. Eataly and Chelsea Market.

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    Eataly
    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    1. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810777
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/348770
      are two old threads packed with tips.

      Depending on how far south you'll go
      Kee's for chocolates
      Grandaisy bakery for mushroom or potato pizza (more like flat bread than pizza, olive oil and salt, no sauce)
      Yogurt Place for yogurt topped with poached fruit

      If you make it further east, you can't miss Russ and Daughters (great smoked fish) or Il Laboratorio di Gelato (get a pint of the awesome pistachio gelato)

      W Village area
      Rafetto's (saffron pasta, cut to desired width on old school chopping machines)
      Blue Ribbon (honey)
      Amy's Bread
      Murray's cheese (tastes, helpful, knowledgeable staff)

      Moving uptown to Chelsea:
      Yogurt drinks at Ronnybrook (Chelsea Market)
      Lamb Pastrami at the meat place at Chelsea Market

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

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

      Kee's Chocolates
      80 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

      Raffetto's
      144 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

      Grandaisy Bakery
      73 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

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

      Ronnybrook Milk Bar
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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

      Il Laboratorio del Gelato
      188 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

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

      1. Here is a self-guided tour I put together for the West Village, ending at Chelsea Market:
        https://foursquare.com/kathrynyu/list...

        The possible stops are:
        Washington Square Park
        Mille-Feuille Bakery for croissants
        Third Rail Coffee
        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
        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

        Magnolia Bakery
        401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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

        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

        Grom
        233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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

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

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

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

        Victory Garden
        31 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

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

        1. gotta add Kalustyan's to the suggestions.
          http://kalustyans.com/

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

          1. La Boite A Epice for spice blends; note that it has very limited hours, though sometimes you can call and see if the owner, Lior, is in
            Also, you may want to consider going to the Hells Kitchen location of Amy's instead of the West Village one; while it is more crowded/cramped, it is the original location and has more character IMHO

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            Amy's Bread
            672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

            La Boite a Epice
            724 11th Ave, New York, NY 10019