The most intriguing city ever also had the most diverse and delicious food ever. All I did was eat and site see the entire time. When I was eating at one spot, I would already start thinking of the next spot to eat at, no lie. Walked about 20 miles each day and still managed to pack on some pounds!
First off, I have to rave about Ladurée in upper east side. I’ve tried so many macarons from all over the country and I just couldn’t fathom why everyone liked it so much. That was until I had the most delightful and delectable macarons at Ladurée which is the only one in the U.S. Their macarons are flown in straight from Paris and made such an impression on me, especially the pistachio ones!
Another winner from my amazing trip had to be the Pork Belly Buns from Ippudo. This is a very popular ramen place in East village and the line was already 100 deep before the place even opened. We were so lucky to be the last table seated before the place was maxed out at the time of opening. The ramen was delicious but had I just ate the pork belly buns alone, I would’ve been just fine.
Finally, one last 5 star rating goes to The Halal Guys. This food truck stays busy at all hours of the day and they do not disappoint. Not only do they serve delicious chicken over rice with CRACK sauce (famous white sauce), but the portions are very generous and the price was the cheapest meal I had in NYC. Their hot sauce was very deceiving (but still good) - eat at your own risk!
2.) Macaron Display; Ladurée
3.) Shake Shack (what happened to the crinkle fries?)
4.) Eggs Benedict Classique; B. Cafe
5.) Akamaru Modern; Ippudo
6.) Pork Belly Buns: Ippudo
7.) Pork Soup Dumplings; Joe’s Shanghai
8.) Chicken and Rice; The Halal Guys
9.) Red and White Pizza; Grimaldi’s
10.) Oysters; Oyster Bar Restaurant, Grand Central Station