There is so much I liked about New York, the views, the energy, the iconic sights and most of all the food! I definitely came home quite a few pounds heavier (even with all the walking we did!). When planning my trip to New York I had a long list of foods that I wanted to try and eating was a big part of my visit. Here are my favourite must try foods in New York.
I had read a lot about the famous banana pudding that is served at Magnolia Bakery and it didn’t disappoint. This pot of gorgeousness is served to take away in three different sized cups. If I could have fitted it in I would have definitely opted for the largest but as I had a lot of eating to do I went for the smaller option! It is my sort of dessert, sweet and creamy (my hubby wasn’t a fan). There are a number of Magnolia Bakery’s in New York but we went to the one on Bleeker Street surrounded by some lovely shops including Marc Jacobs which happened to have a handbag with my name on it!
For me this was a must during my visit to New York and it had to be done at Katz’s Delicatessen, where the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally was filmed. If you love classic deli grub like Salami or Pastrami sandwiches you will enjoy eating here.
Another yummy sandwich we ate was from Stage Door Deli which we found after visiting the One World Observatory. This no frills deli serves really good sandwiches and is worth a visit for a bite to eat when in the area.
There are so many places to grab a slice of NYC pizza (and trust me we did!) but the one I have to recommend is Joe’s Pizza. This pizza joint has been around since 1975 and attracts everyone from students and tourists to celebrities! Check it out for an amazing slice of Pizza.
For me Bagels are something I associate with New York so it had to be on my list. Again, there are lots of great places to eat them but my recommendation is to try Murray’s Bagels. There are so many different options to choose from when deciding on which bagel to have but whatever you choose I don’t think you will leave disappointed. My regret is not being able to try a few more!
There were a number of foods that were on my list that I didn’t quite get to fit in (either ran out of time or physically couldn’t eat anymore!) and they will be on my list next time. Maybe you will be able to try them on your trip –
- Frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3
- Ice cream from 10Below Ice Cream
- Waffles and milkshake from Max Brenner
- Frozen S’more on a stick at Dominique Ansel Bakery
- Beer, Burger and a huge milkshake at Black Tap (the queue was out the door and down the road for this place before it had even opened!)
- Chocolate peanut butter chip cookie from Levain Bakery
As you can see there are so many must try foods in New York and I can’t wait to go back to tick some more off my list.
Would love to know if you have eaten at any of these places or other recommendations you might have.