Saturday, June 23, 2012

NYC Foodie Highlights

One of the best things in life ever is finding a terrific meal for a great price. It's a win win. Fortunately this type of win win is found easily in New York, where there is amazing food for next to nothing (let's be fair, I'm comparing to Hawaii prices). I know what you're thinking, "but New York is expensive!" it is, so you need to do some research to find the deals, but thanks to competition, the deals are everywhere.

Oysters and beer. My first time eating raw ones if you can believe it. They were delish. Scratch that one off the Summer Bucket List!

Cannolis in the West Village.

Coffee and a cupcake = breakfast in central park. I love these coffee cups because you always see New Yorker's drinking out of them in the movies.

Bagel with lox cream cheese.

Chocolate egg cream at a real soda fountain. This place was seriously authentic, down to the soda machines, milk shake maker, old dude wearing a white hat behind the counter, chalkboard menu, diner-style waitress, and grandpa and grandson enjoying a milkshake at the counter.

Lamb and rice plate from a street vendor. I heart spinning meat.

They call this the "sloppy bao," it's like a sloppy Joe, only the Vietnamese way. I call it the bomb. Seriously, this was the best sandwich I've ever had. Meaty, spicy, saucy ground beef topped with marinated green mango and cilantro on a crusty baguette. Nom.

Brooklyn beer on the ledge at the apartment I'll be staying at in Brooklyn. Love this place already.

More to come. 


  1. There are so things to eat in New York!
    Next time we're there I want to try the lamb plate and the sloppy baos. How were the cannoli? Didn't get a chance to try them on our last trip. We did have the best Tiramisu in of all places the restaurant at our hotel. If you're still there, try the pastrami sandwich at Katz's deli-- I still think about it! Thanks for your NY food tour.

  2. All of this looks delicious! I recently tried oysters for the first time too and was pleasantly surprised. :)

  3. My gawd, I miss NYC, haven't been there in two years now. I was constantly eating (& drinking) the entire time I was there and you are right, some of the best food is not in the fancy schmancy places.

    My favs was this cuban place, an english pub and south african food in brooklyn. I also feel like I had truffle mac n cheese just about every other meal. My pants were huh, a little tight, by the end of the trip.

    I'm so glad you are having a good time!

  4. Oh, btw, LOVE the new look of the blog.

  5. I mean, come on. It's only 6:30 in the morning (my time) and now I'm starving. And I really want one of those sandwiches.

  6. Oh seriously, you are getting my favorites! I wish I was able to be there and give you some more recommendations!

  7. Oh my gosh! Everything looks fantastic! Did you get the recipe for the "sloppy boa"? I want one! Wish I was there to help you eat it! Love you! Loree

  8. Ok, my brain exploded all over the place at the site of the cannoli's. I love cannoli's with a purple fiery passion that you can't possibly believe. I'm not that good at making them myself so when I find a good place to get them from I'm over the moon! What was your favorite aspect of the oysters? I know it's a weird question but I'm a weird person and I'm hoping you get what I mean. :D

  9. OOOOHHHH, I want a bite of every single thing you took a picture of. Isn't raw oysters divine? I just love it. It's sooooo good. That chocolate egg cream looks so ono! I've never visited a real soda fountain place before. That's something I would like to visit one day.

    Have you been to Dylan's yet? I think it's Dylan's Candy shop...maybe not...but you know what I mean. I've only seen it on TV and it always looks grand.


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