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NY TexMex Aug 19, 2013 01:46 PM

With summer coming to an end I wanted to make one last effort to find the best gazpacho on Manhattan. All suggestions welcome...

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    barberinibee RE: NY TexMex Aug 19, 2013 03:39 PM

    Summer isn't coming to an end. It isn't even August 21, let alone September 21. I realize kids are going back to school, but honestly, you've got five more weeks to make this effort.

    (Can't help you out because I make gazpacho in my own kitchen. and have little interest in eating it when I'm not in Spain.)

    1. ipsedixit RE: NY TexMex Aug 19, 2013 04:11 PM

      I've had gazpacho, in one form or another (amuse bouche, appetizer, etc.), at lots of places in Manhattan, e.g. Ai Fiori, Modern DR, Marea, Gordon Ramsay, etc., but I think the most memorable might've been at Salinas.

      1. Ttrockwood RE: NY TexMex Aug 19, 2013 06:31 PM

        I have a good enough version from le pan quotidian, but soups change daily so call first.
        A surprising version from organic avenue had great flavor.
        Mostly i just make it myself...

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          pbjluver RE: NY TexMex Aug 19, 2013 07:40 PM

          Zabar's has a great gazpacho also a delicious cucumber soup

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            prolix RE: NY TexMex Aug 19, 2013 08:45 PM

            If you're willing to travel to Brooklyn (apologies, I know you said Manhattan), the gazpacho at Applewood is really great. Cucumber-heavy, just a little spicy.

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              NY TexMex RE: NY TexMex Aug 20, 2013 06:47 AM

              Ok, you got me on a technicality. I guess I live by school summer (the Memorial Day to Labor Day) schedule and not the official autumnal equinox.

              Thank you for the suggestions. Has anyone tried Tia Pol's? I've heard theirs is good. Not too far from Salinas. Perhaps we'll do a Chelsea gazpacho taste test.

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                kathryn RE: NY TexMex Aug 20, 2013 08:22 AM

                I don't see it on the menu at Tia Pol's web site. It is a special?

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                  Ttrockwood RE: NY TexMex Aug 20, 2013 03:45 PM

                  I had tia pol's last summer-it tasted like barcelona!
                  nice creamy blended version with lots of olive oil and garlic.

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                    Ttrockwood RE: NY TexMex Aug 20, 2013 03:50 PM

                    Quinto pino on w24th has salmorejo on the menu now if you want to include that in your chelsea gazpacho-hop

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                    downtownchica RE: NY TexMex Aug 20, 2013 06:59 AM

                    Not at all traditional, but the edamame gazpacho at WD-50 is amazing (and available at the bar when we were there last). It totally changed my mind on cold soup.

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                      City Kid RE: NY TexMex Aug 20, 2013 10:29 AM

                      I love Fairway's and it is quite a bargain at $5.99 for a large container.

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                        Blumie RE: NY TexMex Aug 21, 2013 01:50 PM

                        I had a very nice gazpacho as part of the prix fixe lunch at Nougatine yesterday. (I had a wonderful gazpacho at Bistro d'Henri in Paris last Tuesday, but that's a little far from Manhattan.)

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                          NY TexMex RE: NY TexMex Aug 21, 2013 02:48 PM

                          So in doing some research, it sounds like the places to try are Tia Pol, Salinas, Despana, Cafe Orlin, Aldea, Musket Room and City Market. Anyone have any other suggestions?

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                            alc RE: NY TexMex Aug 21, 2013 05:57 PM

                            I always liked the gazpacho at El Charro on Charles St. in the Village.

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                              Blumie RE: NY TexMex Aug 22, 2013 07:13 AM

                              City Market or City Bakery?

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                              johnblacksox RE: NY TexMex Aug 21, 2013 06:00 PM

                              I've had gazpacho recently (July, I believe) at Union Square Cafe. Not sure if it's still on the menu.

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                                plf515 RE: NY TexMex Aug 22, 2013 03:04 PM

                                I like the Andalusian gazpacho at Zabars

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