A couple of months ago I made a list (oh yes, one more).
It was a list of bakeries and some restaurants I wanted to visit in NYC.
I know, you're probably thinking... don't you live in NY?
Uh, yeah. But NY isn't just New York City, people! I happen to live in a beautiful part of the state where there are no yellow taxis, skyscrapers, or overpriced bottles of water. Actually I wouldn't know about that last one (love my metal waterbottle).
After a beautiful six hour train ride to visit my friend Nicole, we had an awesome weekend in the city. We stuffed ourselves with more pastries I can imagine, and of course there are still many bakeries to visit for future trips.
Let's just say it's true you can find just about any food in the Big Apple, and our feast led us to a week-long coma, hence the absence.
Here's a photo essay of our NY eats.
We started off at the Chelsea Market... lots of good eats to be found there
The Fat Witch Bakery's brownie selection. I bought a caramel witch and a walnut witch, plus I tried the pumpkin witch.
Stuffing myself with my third pastry of the day-- a sticky bun from Amy's Bread
At Sarabeth's Bakery I tried a delicious almond croissant
Eataly was particularly fascinating. It's a supermarket-cum-restaurant. We did some shopping and then sat down to a lovely dunch of Prosecco and ravioli (spinach & ricotta, tossed in a lemon-butter-pistachio sauce)
Momofuku Milk Bar was one of the places I was most excited to go to. It's a really tiny place, but I loved the Blueberries & Cream cookie, as well as the Confetti cookie.
The Apple Brioche from Jim Lahey's Sullivan Street Bakery was really yummy, although not filling. We also had a "celebrity sighting" of Jim Lahey. I feel like such a foodie groupie!
To compensate for the hunger, we bought 85-cent street doughnuts. They hit the spot. (Here, N enjoying one).
The Levain Bakery was one of my favorite places. It was worth the long line and $4 cookie (that was admittedly, huge).
Scone-sized chocolate peanut butter chip cookie from Levain Bakery
Adorable Alice's Tea Cup was the next stop. Here we enjoyed cupcakes (see below)!
The vanilla cupcake I had from Alice's Tea Cup. I especially liked the frosting.
I was so full from all the sweets that all I wanted was this delicious salad from Henry's: marinated grilled artichokes with walnuts, blue cheese, baby greens, and a lemon vinaigrette.
Huevos rancheros for breakfast from the Cornelia Street Café. Fried eggs, black beans, pico de gallo, créme fraiche, on corn tortillas. SO good.
Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery was by far my favorite. I tried a TKO cookie (faux Oreo), a madeline cookie, and 3 macarons (vanilla, salted caramel, and cranberry).
Macarons from Bouchon Bakery: Vanilla (my favorite), salted caramel, and cranberry
Oh, I almost forgot... Le Bernardin. Only, we didn't go there. Didn't have an extra $1000 to blow.
Didn't go to Le Pain Quotidien, either (too stuffed!). But I thought I'd take a pic anyways!
P.S. Sorry about the terrible pictures. I did my best with low lighting and unhappy employees :P