For What It's Worth

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BEA wrap-up Part 3: NYC - The FOOD

I ate so much food while in NYC. It's almost embarrassing! I think I would have gained 100 pounds if I didn't walk so much. I believe I walked close to 800 miles that week .... it felt like 1000. (just kidding! but I did walk a LOT)
Now that I'm looking through my photos I realized I didn't take any pictures of the buildings...I just plowed through the You'll have to trust me that I have actually been to places I said.

Day 1
My BFF & NYC tour guide extraordinaire Sherry picked us up from the airport and we hit the ground running! Our meal that night was at Eataly. It is basically the Disney World of Italian food. All the food groups are separated into different sections with their own store, restaurant and fresh market. There are pasta, meat, seafood, vegetable, dessert and coffee sections.

We had a cheese, olive plate as an appetizer and in my first night of gluttony I forgot to take a picture - but there is a picture of the pretty empty plate!

Then on to the La Pizza La Pasta section! We had orecchiette pasta with sweet sausage, mushroom ravioli, lasagna & a sampler pizza with four different toppings. Eataly is overcrowded and a little overpriced but there is no doubt that it also has delicious food.
And of course we grabbed some desserts on the way out!

Day 2
The next morning we had breakfast at Sarabeth's Kitchen. EVERYONE recommends this place so I finally got to go and see what all the fuss was about. I had a potato waffle that taste like a potato latke in waffle form. Really good!

Then we met up with Sherry again for my favorite meal of the whole trip, Tea & Sympathy. Described as "a quintessential corner of England in the heart of Greenwich Village." We went last year and tried a few main dishes but this year we were there for the Afternoon Tea which includes finger sandwiches, assorted pastries and scones with strawberry jam & clotted cream, and of course a pot of tea. SO GOOD. So so so good!

And just because I needed just a bit more sugar, we stopped at Sockerbit after our afternoon tea. They sell Swedish bulk....a whole wall of candy to choose from.

Now the rest is just a blur so here are the pictures and locations. Suffice to say it was all delicious!

I met for lunch at Bistro Lamazou with Tori (Book Faery) We had a cheese sampler plate, chicken tangine, Mac & Cheese, Veggies with Cous Cous (probably my healthiest meal) with Blood Orange Sorbet, Creme Brulee for dessert.

Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. I ate way more than what's pictured. Couldn't help it - they are the best!

Risotto, pizza & chocolate tiramisu at Risotteria

And finally my favorite breakfast place Good Enough to Eat

They have great food & service. Love their biscuits with strawberry butter.

There was more.....much more like fruit ice pops, cookies, more cupcakes, fish & chips, fried Cadbury Creme Eggs....but there just isn't enough time or space to document my food extravaganza from that week.


  1. oh love the cupcakes--making me hungry with all this food.

  2. Oh Wow. It all sounds so good and such cute places. I would love to check out Tea & Sympathy and Magnolia Bakery. Yummm

  3. I occasionally saw photos of those when you tweeted them, but all in one post seem...A LOT!!!!And extremely YUMMY!Esp. that tiramisu....ah!


    Dude, those cupcakes!

  5. What a yummy time! Thanks for sharing.

  6. WOW!!! You know, I think no matter how long one lives in New York City, there will always be new places to try. I've been wanting to go to Tea & Sympathy for a while now. Sockerbit looks awesome. And I <3 Magnolia with a passion.

  7. I've only heard of 2 of these places. So amazing that I'm nearby and still need to discover so much!

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