I love New York. I love food. These two things go so well together. We go often enough that the list of “must haves” on every trip grows, while the “must try” grows as quickly. The result? A lot of eating during every trip. What have I missed?
Must Have Every Trip
Rice to Riches – All rice pudding all the time! Many flavors are available with toppings. The bowls & spoons have an original design. If it’s a nice day, take it to the playground across the street to enjoy.
Mei Li Wah Bakery – The BEST pork buns I’ve ever had. Very cheap as well ($.85 ea). Have with a cup of coffee for a mid-day snack.
Dean & DeLuca – I love the baked goods here. A quick sandwich is a great thing sometimes while running around in the city. It may have something to do with my obsession with grocery stores, but this place is a must-visit every time.
Other Places I’ve Loved
Christie’s Jamaican Patties – Wonderful, spicy Jamaican food in Brooklyn. Try it if you’re in the neighborhood.
Clinton St Baking Company – Go here for brunch that will change you. Everything on the menu is fantastic. Super popular place, so you must get in line before they open on the weekends, if you hope to get breakfast.
Grimaldi’s – Pretty damn awesome all-around. Expect to wait in line, but it’s all worth it. I would definitely keep with smaller groups, as the space is pretty tight.
Luke’s Lobster – This was my first lobster roll & I think I may be ruined for any other. Fresh Maine lobster brought in daily and served on perfectly grilled bread. Dear god, this stuff is amazing.
Momofuku Milk Bar – May officially move into the “must have” group. The pork buns are fabulous with their fresh bread & delicious pork belly. The crack pie and cereal milk ice creams are the real draw for this place. Fruit Loop Cereal Milk ice cream? Yesssss!
Pies ‘N’ Thighs – Fried chicken and pies in Williamsburg – the hipsterest of hipsterville. Worth the trip.
Tom’s Diner – In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn during breakfast? EAT HERE! We were fortunate enough to stay near hear on one of our trips & went almost every morning. Lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes, egg creams & grits to DIE FOR!