Top to Bottom, L to R:
Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop at Gotham West Market – I got the garlic mazeman — I’m still not sure what “mazeman” is.
Russ & Daughters: Seriously the best — every single bite is absolute perfection. Sable fish + tofu scallion cream cheese are my faves, but really you cannot go wrong. We eat here every single time we come to NYC
Doughnut Plant: they have been around a while, but we just discovered them, and man are we glad (or maybe scared) that we did. Dangerously good. We had the peanut butter banana, peanut butter and jelly, valrhona chocolate, and coconut cream donuts all in one sitting. Before dinner.
Russ & Daughters with Il Laboratorio coffee: The gelato is great here, but we always come for the coffee, especially the iced coffee that has ice cubes made from coffee.
Oh! Taisho: Another place we always end up at when we visit NYC. I’m sure there are better, more gourmet places to eat izakaya food in the city, but this one will always be our fave.
Two Boots Pizzeria: Nothing to write home about, but still, New York pizza is New York pizza. we were in the area and wanted just a few slices of pie and this was convenient.
Magnolia Bakery: Pictured here: caramel and hummingbird minis. The hummingbird cupcake ( banana, pineapple and pecan cake with sweet cream cheese icing) was so good.
Katz’s Deli: We bought a few sammies for our road trip back home. How can something so simple be so tasty? And why is something so simple so hard to find outside of nyc?
Not shown here, but also enjoyed (perhaps too much):
Blue Bottle Coffee at Gotham West Market (reminded us of weekends back in our SF home)
Totto Ramen – chicken-based ramen broth — check out their new (much much bigger and no line) location
Contra NYC – 5 course ‘experimental; tasting menu for $55. Changes daily.
Flatiron Hall – local beers, lots of seating. Closes early for NYC.
Brooklyn eats here.