I Don’t Wanna Get Too Cheesy
I Really Love New York City
Last week, I went to New York City with one of my best friends, who lives in LA. We ate and drank and roamed about both Brooklyn and Manhattan, stumbling upon new discoveries and favorite haunts.
I still didn’t get to eat, drink and see everything I wanted so I guess I’ll be back soon.
That’s what’s I love about this city.
It always leaves me wanting more.
Here’s a quick recap of my most recent trip.
The Bagel Store
Bagel shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
What I ate: pumpernickel bagel with scallion cream cheese.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Ramen spot in East Village, Manhattan
What I ate: spicy lychee slushie, pickles, and Momofuku ramen,
Pizza joint with multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn
What I ate: classic cheese pizza
Dim Sum Go Go
Dim Sum restaurant in Lower Manhattan
What I ate: pork buns, jade dumplings, duck dumplings, shrimp and scallion dumplings,
pumpkin cakes, sesame balls, and scallion and chive rice rolls.
Bleeker Street Pizza
Pizza joint in West Village, Manhattan
What I ate: ricotta and spinach pizza
Baked in Brooklyn
Bakery in Greenwood, Brooklyn
What I ate: spinach and feta stuffed croissant, cheddar scone, and espresso.
Greek food truck
What I ate: lamb gyro
Gelato shop with multiple locations
What I ate:extra dark chocolate with almond nougat, caramel with himalayan pink salt,
topped with house-whipped cream
New Orleans-style cocktail bar and restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
What I drank: The Gallant Seventh Absinthe Cocktail + half a dozen oysters
Consider Bardwell Farm
at Union Square Farmers Market
What I ate: I tried every cheese – and it was marvelous.
West Village, Manhattan
What I ate: Oma from Jasper Hill Farm and Alex, a German Alpine cheese.
Bedford Cheese Shop
What I ate: East Coast cheeses Vermont Shepherd and Grayson from Meadow Creek Dairy.
Restaurant in West Village, Manhattan
What I ate: a plate of roast potatoes, pickles, and baguette covered in melted Raclette cheese.
My favorite thing to do in New York is to explore – so that’s what we did. We biked around on Citi Bikes, hung out in parks, and walked ourselves blistered. My favorite destinations were the Morbid Anatomy Museum, Greensward Cemetery, the Comedy Cellar and Central Park.