Food, food glorious food!
I’d have to say New York is now my favourite place to eat out! The restaurants are so unique and the food, so delicious and with New York’s multicultural society you can practically get anything your heart desires.
I just moved into my new place in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and within a day of settling in, my housemates took me out to brunch to a little place called “Clinton Street Bakery” which like most food places here is “famous” and has a line down the street of people waiting to be seated. We got there an hour before the place even opened and waited out in the cold so that we were first in line. (!!)
It was well worth the wait, the food was delicious! definitely a great spot for breakfast or brunch. I think the blueberry pancakes where a favourite on our table.
Another great spot for food is the well-known “Chelsea Market.” This little mall is full of great one of kind bakeries, restaurants, grocers, meat markets etc. with products from all around the world. My favourite shop in Chelsea Market is Eleni’s cookie shop. All her cookies are handmade and decorated for every occasion.
If you’ve ever walked through China Town in New York you’ve probably spotted a dozen bubble teashops. I’ve never tried bubble tea before so my housemate took me to China town especially to try one of these bubble teas. Basically it’s just flavoured tea either hot or cold, with or without milk and with these little brown balls on the bottom called “boba” which is made from tapioca. I had a lychee-flavoured tea, which was nice and sweet, but the boba was really chewy and had a strange taste, definitely a new experience for me.
The best thing about food in New York is you can be anywhere wondering around and stumble onto something good. Just today I was walking around SoHo and found this place called “Rice to Riches.” Curious as to what it was we went inside and had a look. This place sells rice pudding in almost every flavor! We tried the tiramisu, butterscotch and cookies and cream. I never knew rice pudding could taste so good! Oh and if you LOVE pizza then Lombari’s Pizzeria in little Italy is the place to go. Being the first ever pizzeria in New York they have to have the best!
Big Love form NY!
Kisses Stephanie xxx