New York City Eats (WIAW)

I don’t usually read “What I Ate Wednesday” posts. However, my trip deserves one post to really talk about the food! (I wish I had something to help you understand the size of this cafe au lauit, the “cup” was definitely a bowl!)

Cafe Au Lait

Wednesday: Dinner: Todd English Food Hall. I cannot say enough good things about this meal. The menu was huge but had something for everyone. At first we thought it was cafeteria style, but realized that is only the Plaza Food Hall part, keep walking back and you’ll find communal tables with waiters, or sit at the bar like we did!

Thursday: Breakfast: Murray’s Bagels: post-workout, pre-walking/shopping perfection. I grabbed a table while my mom ordered.

New York City Eats Day 1

Lunch: (no clue what the restaurant’s name was). We were somewhere near Soho, but were stopped waiting to cross the street and decided to eat lunch. It was the best Cuban I’ve ever had!

Snack: Magonlia Bakery, my mom had the Hummingbird, I had the Pistachio. The meringue buttercream frosting was incredible!

Dinner: Tommy Bahama. We walked a minimum of 10 miles and decided to go to Tommy Bahama where we knew we’d have a good meal and no issues. The margarita I had came with house made sour mix, which is now the only way I want to drink a margarita. And their crab bisque is making me want to go back NOW!

New York City Eats Day 2

Friday: Breakfast: Alice’s Tea Cup. Best surprise of the trip! I had the Trafalgar Square tea, we split the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and a Strawberry Lemon scone. It was the perfect savory and sweet to start our day!

Lunch: Skipped…We walked and walked, and were held over by our breakfast of scones (which was at 10 am).

Dinner: The Smith! I asked twitter for dinner ideas and this was perfect! We made reservations for 7 pm at the Midtown location, but ended up canceling and walking in at the Lincoln Center location around 4 pm. We had a cocktail, cauliflower flatbread, beet salad, and then split the Mussles and the Lobster Roll. It was a wonderful meal, and I would recommend The Smith to anyone going to New York.

Dessert: Junior’s Grand Central Terminal. We got it to go and ate dessert in our hotel room. The perfect ending to our trip!

Smoked Salmon in New York City

Saturday: Breakfast: Le Pain Quotidien. The last meal. I once again had smoked salmon (each day was smoked salmon in a different variation). I would have loved to stop here in the afternoon for a glass of wine and croissant.

6 thoughts on “New York City Eats (WIAW)

  1. One of my favorite things to do is order food and eat it in my hotel room! Sounds like you had some great stuff! I’ve never been to any of those restaurants, and I go to the city all the time! I guess it’s just so big that there’s no way you could cover them all!

    • I HIGHLY recommend the Todd English Food Hall if you’re over by Tiffanys/Central Park/Times Square! Here’s a new york times article talking about different food halls as well! https://twitter.com/katie_LF/status/466417381297127424 (okay thats a link to my tweet of the article) but, next time I really want to go to a zoo (park or bronx) eataly, and the Aladdin musical!

    • Haha, I’ve said at a few conferences that I don’t read “WIAW” posts, so I had to put a disclaimer out there in case someone remembered!

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