Wow!! What a trip!!
So, lucky girl me got treated to a fabulous trip to New York and Miami for my 30th Birthday (cushioned the blow a bit of turning 30!)
I made sure that I took plenty of foodie pictures on the way so I could do an 'Eating Out' New York special for you.
We are some amazing food in some amazing places so here's a quick rundown of what we got up to...
Starting off on a typical New York Diner, we were starving! Just round the corner from our hotel (the stunning and Art Deco Viceroy on 57th Street) we found this little place. Really simple food and it wasn't the most healthy option! We had a quick bite to eat there before our dinner that night. So, here you see a massive portion of peasent fries (chips, cheese and gravy! Yes you heard me right, not had that since my good old college days! Ha ha) and some crispy buffalo wings. These were so yummy, naughty but YUMMY!
After threat I was super lucky, my wonderful hubby managed to get us a table at the 'ever so cool' Narcissa restaurant.Wowsers! This was possibly the highlight of my New York trip! Gorgeous food in the most amazing surrounding. We managed to get a table outside in the little courtyard area and sat and ate our dinner in the most beautiful setting. Candlelit lanterns and fairy lights... Perfect!
I had fish and hubby had duck. We also had some great nibbles to start too! Never managed to get a dessert in though, far too tired from our long day and I don't think we could fit in anything else anyway!
We went to a cute little place in the morning for some breakfast across the street from our hotel. It was a chain called 'Fresh n Go'. I had a oatmeal and quinoa porridge and hubby had an omelette which was great actually! Really simple food, I don't think you can beat porridge with honey some mornings! I chose it with granola topping which I've never had before, but will be definitely be making in the future!
Then came Katz Deli!! oh my days! This place is crazy! Heaving with people, everybody's chasing everybody else and so probably not the most chilled place, but the food! Oh the FOOD!! So, they have a special there which is the Hot Pastrami sandwich. This is life changing! Beef that is so so soft and 'melt in the mouth' delicious (I'm salivating right now)! You must must check this place out if you head to New York. It's on the Lower East Side and is worth the short journey there. I went for the traditional chicken noodle soup which didn't look to special but it tasted so so good! So all in all big thumbs up from me!
We went for some pizza that night and then the next day checked out Bouchon Bakery! This place is so cool, I've got the cookbook at home so was super excited to go check it out. We went for a chocolate croissant, grilled cheese sandwich and a fruit salad with a herbal tea and coffee. Yummy!
Not the healthiest start to the day but a bloody tasty one!
Then, finally came the 'monster salad' of the weekend - Ta Dah! Mangia! This place was amazing, so beautiful to look at too but the worst bit... I forgot to take pictures! Doh!
Well, kind of anyway! It was such a cool place, there was a giant bakery area at the front with the most stunning cakes, then to the left of the place was a cold-pressed juice bar. In the middle was two huge salad bars, and when I say salad bars I'm not talking Pizza Hut style! The salads were so stunning I couldn't decide what to have. Then there was a grill at the back for hot food and then a bakery to the right where they sold hot pastries - heaven!
So, I got the idea that you choose a box that you want and then go round just filling it up. You then pay on weight instead of how much or what you chose. I just stuffed a box full of salads which took me about 45 long minutes to chow down ha ha. It was also quite expensive (I must have chosen the heaviest things!) and then I washed it all down with a huge peppermint tea. Yum!
Then the fun carried on as we went to La Guardia airport to fly off to.... MIAMI BABY!! wahoo
To be continued... ;)