Friday, June 20, 2008

NYC "Must Taste" List?

Donuts from The Donut Plant: they will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.

Tomorrow, I'm headed to New York for a DV production course. I'm looking forward seeing my family, visiting a few old friends and just rambling around the city.

Not suprisingly, I'm going to hit up several restaurants, gourmet shops and goodie vendors on my "must taste" list while I'm in town, but the list could be waaaaaay longer. Any suggestions?


bakeorbreak said...

So jealous! We won't be back to NYC until next month. I'd love to make it to the Donut Plant one of these days. I'll be glad to share a few of my favorites with you. Levain Bakery - amazing cookies. Billy's Bakery, Buttercup Bakeshop, or Magnolia Bakery - I'd pick one of those. Sweet Melissa - I've only been once but I really liked it.

Laura Rebecca said...

Thank you for the tips! I was just on Serious Eats NY reading about Sweet Melissa's -- Ed Levine & gang rave about the butterscotch pudding, so when I visit my cousins in Bklyn on Sunday, we'll have to stop by.

The Serious Eats people also really like Two Little Red Hens bakery on the UES; that's where I'm staying (on the UES, not in the bakery) so I'll have to check it out.

Thai Market sounds really good; plus they have an $8 lunch special that includes an appetizer -- awesome. Land Thai Kitchen is also supposed to be great, and has a similar lunch special.

nan said...

If you have time, may I recommend:

Red Bamboo (meatless with vegan options)
Soul Food
140 W 4th St (Washington Sq W & Sixth) (map)
M-Thurday 4:00pm-12:00am, F-Sunday 12:00pm-12:00am

This is great vegetarian soul food and not too expensive. Yum!


Gobo (vegan)
World Cuisine
Full-service with takout. Delivery service and Catering available.
401 Avenue Of The Americas (Waverly Pl & 8th) (map)
7 Days a week Lunch 11am-5pm, Dinner 5pm-11pm
This is expensive vegan food, but delicious!

Have a great time. Wish I was there!!!