A Foodie’s 48 Hrs in New York City
All the foodie & homeware spots I could pack into 48 hrs
I decided to tag along on my sister’s trip to New York to visit her old friend from Uni. That meant only 48 hours in the Big Apple! I dedicated the time to seeing how many lifestyle hotspots I could pack in. We stayed at The Crosby Street Hotel, in Soho, a fun and vibrant area, which I thoroughly explored!
We ended the trip by visiting out relatives in Philadelphia. They knew that my sister was coming, but I was a surprise, which meant a healthy Social Media detox!
Here are a of my favourite spots:
This was the highlight of my trip! The ABC home store is utterly stylish. Everything from the little flower vases, to the mix and match crockery is something I’d want in my home. It reminded me of the African shops in Cape Town’s Cape Quarter.
It also has a wonderful restaurant, which serves mouth wateringly delicious burgers. I sat at a small wooden table, on which there was a little pink dish for olive oil and a tiny metal bowl for the salt. The table was instant inspiration to run home and start setting up for a dinner party!
SUR LA TABLE
CRATE & BARREL
Crate & Barrel stock a variety of furniture, kitchenware and other home essentials. They had some very interesting and what I thought to be avant-garde products. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to ship anything back to London but had great fun browsing!
675 Avenue of the Americas
This craft shop is filled with interesting and unusual pens, papers and all things crafty! It’s like a toy store for artists. I got so many ideas for table settings. For example, I bought tropical ombre place cards. Looks like my next party will be a Luau!
889 Broadway, 19th Street
Fishs Eddy is one of the funniest shops. I bought this hysterical plate thinking it might help me with weight watchers. It is the size of the palm of my hand. Perhaps it’s meant for dolls!
I was thrilled to find these sprinkles, as I’m always on the lookout for interesting cake decorations. They are a mixture of silver balls, coloured sugar, hundreds & thousands and M&M sized white sweets saying ‘I Like You’. I’ve already used them on my Chocolate Chiffon Cake, which you may have seen in my Instagram stories.
If the sprinkles weren’t enough to get me excited, they also had a fabulous collection of cake stands, which looked as if they were made for The Social Kitchen! I returned to my hotel with this 12-inch glass stand, with no idea how I was going to get it back to London. But it didn’t matter – I was in LOVE!
DEAN & DELUCA
560 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
With an array American foodstuff, I just wasn’t sure where to start. I had the best melon I’ve ever tasted and a Chicken Caeser unlike any other. I also treated myself to some more coloured sprinkles and cheesecake toffees amongst other delights. I don’t need to tell you that I left with a very large shopping bag!
Credit Dean & Deluca website
101 Liberty Street, Floor 3
This felt like a totally authentic Italian street food market. It has a range of top quality olive oils, delicious homemade bread and succulent, fresh fruit. Well worth a visit!
THE DOUGHNUT PROJECT
10 Morton Street
If you like doughnuts this is well worth a visit. The combination of flavours are inventive yet delicious. With eyes biggest than your stomach it’s easy to get carried away!
JEWISH FOOD IN NYC
RUSS & DAUGHTERS
179 E Houston Street
JACKS WIFE FREDA
My list, so far, for next time:
-321 ICE CREAM SHOP
ICE & VICE
BLACK TAP CRAFT BURGERS & BEERS – freakshakes look insane
MOMOFUKU MILK BAR
RUIMILK – incredible candy floss creations
CATCH – waffles
EGGLOO – bubble waffles
FRANKEL’S DELICATESSEN – salt beef sandwich to go crazy over
THE LIST GOES ON AND ON