Food in New York

So much to eat, so little time/stomach space. We had so much amazing food, but here are a few highlights.

Clinton Street Baking Company

I just have to see the word biscuit on an American menu and I get unreasonably excited. I’m not sure why I am quite so fond of these scone-like carb-fests, but there is something addictive about them.

brunch

As you can’t book, we got here before it opened, and even though it was a weekday, there was already a tiny queue. However once the door opened, we got a table straight away, and had an excellent breakfast. My dish (pictured) included eggs, chorizo, a biscuit topped with tomatillo sauce and hash browns.

Empellon Cocina

Who could refuse guacamole with pistachios accompanied by 7 salsas? Only a crazy person.

Look at the colours!

salsas

And that wasn’t even the best bit! More salsas turned up to accompany our delectable carnitas.

carnitas

So good!

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Another no-book spot, but we got a seat straight away (as usual, we were pretty early!).

I wish I could remember the names of the dishes we had. I think there was one special (corn – pictured right below), plus shrimp steamed buns.

corn and buns

There was also a very spicy meaty cashew nut dish that left my mouth on fire but tasted delicious.

spicy

Yum!

Russ and Daughters (the shop)

This is a takeaway deli rather than an eat-in spot. The most amazing and beautiful smoked and cured fish to go, which they can also incorporate in a bagel should you wish. And we definitely did wish.

bagel

We returned here a couple of times during our stay, trying different cures of salmon, varieties of bagel and assorted additions.

bagel

How good does that look?!

bagel

Or this?!

I even got to try some traditional belly lox – salt brined rather than smoked. And very nice it was too.

2 thoughts on “Food in New York”

  1. Wow, this post is really pushing my buttons and ticking my boxes. I didn’t eat anywhere near this well when I was in New York! How could I have so thoroughly squandered my time there!?

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