New York City was a blast! Good weather, good food, lots of walking and exploring till our feet were ready to fell off – loved it. My only regret was not fighting through the tiredness, soreness and crankiness on our last night there to make the effort to get a real good wood-fired pizza. Between Leo and I, we had a list of over 20 restaurants and cafes we hoped to visit before we left. We obviously didn’t manage to do that within our 3-4 day stay, but we did get the best tuna sandwich (Bouchon Bakery), best iced coffee (Ninth Street Espresso) and the best fried chicken (Pies’n’Thighs) that we’ve ever had. I am honestly going through withdrawal right now.
Our eating strategy was to grab breakfast at the hostel, get small lunches and to do two small dinners in the evening. It kinda worked. I thought I would have had a hard time stopping myself from snacking and buying pastries everywhere we went, but it really wasn’t. (Most likely due to Leo power walking through the streets and leaving me behind…) What was annoying though was having to keep buying bottled water, it was a bit of an unexpected, but small, expense.
Places that we got to cross off our giant list were: Pies’n’Thighs, Graffiti, Ippudo, Bouchon Bakery, Bakeri Brooklyn, Ninth Street Espresso, Tea & Sympathy and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice-cream truck. Places that we’re sad we didn’t get to try: Vinegar Hill House, Roberta’s, Motorino Pizza, Caracas Arepas Bar, Freemans Restaurant, Casa Mono, Abraco and Recette.
Sooo…prepare yourselves for an onslaught of picture post for the rest of the month!