Good Eats in New York City

by jerseygirl on May 18, 2012 · 19 comments


New York City has to be one of my favorite food cities. There is so much to eat and you can get anything at any time. Want Chinese at 2am? No problem. Want antipasto at 10am?  That’s not a problem either. If you are willing to walk, take  a cab or subway, you can find whatever you want to eat at all times.

Last month, my family and I had a nice little two night getaway to Manhattan.  We took the kids to the Easter parade , Toys R Us and a show and then it was time to eat. I had no problem making them walk miles to get food that I was craving.  They had just purchased $35 dollars worth of Laffy Taffy from Toys R Us so they didn’t complain too much.

Here is some of the glorious food we had on our trip.

First up is a pastrami sandwich from Sarge’s Deli. Now this is a sandwich. This deli is open 24 hours a day. Didn’t I tell you that you could get any food at all times? Love this place and it wasn’t as pricey as some of the more famous NYC delis.

We had to try some cheese places. First we went to The East Village Cheese Shop. Everything in the store was a good bargain. I didn’t realize you could get cheese at such a great price in NYC.

Next up was Murray’s Cheese Shop. Not only did they have so many kids of cheeses but their antipasto bar and oil and balsamic vinegars were fabulous too.

You can not be in NYC without having a good latte and some dessert. So we made a trip to Pasticceria Rocco. I am still dreaming about the homemade cannoli and eclairs.

To save one of the best for last, my husband and I had the seven course tasting menu at Craft New York. This might have been the best dinner I have ever had.  It started with a citrus asparagus dish with pistachios and just kept getting better.   The restaurant was dimly lit making for great ambiance but it didn’t do justice to my pictures. So I’ll show you the citrus asparagus dish and the scallops with Pancetta, fresh fava beans and chick peas. Our dinner was a little pricier than what we are used to but worth every penny. I am still dreaming about going back!

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