It was our last day in the city and we needed to make every NY second count. Some people may take the hours before a flight easy and casually stroll about their day; not us! We were ambitious and I think we did pretty good.
-the iPod struck 8:30am, we woke up got dressed and packed
-started our day with a Russ & Daughters coffee [so delicious]
-hopped on a the subway and headed to Brooklyn
eat stop #10: Smorgasburg
cuisine: food + drink vendors of all sorts
neighbourhood: Williamsburg [waterfront]
location: East River State Park – Kent Ave. + N 7 St.
we ate: -see pics below…all of them!-
The weather finally cleared up, and of course it was on our last day; no complaints as it was the perfect day for a food market. Mike and I arrived as the vendors were setting up their stations and getting their mise ready. Deciding on food was not easy. This place was pretty cool and a the perfect weekend hang for a foodie.
We contemplated the ramnen burger, as this was the phenomenon that kicked off so its sunday. It, for sure, had the longest line of all the food tents; and it was consistent. If you look in the background of the pic, that crowd of people was where the line ended. Mike looked, he inspected, + and decided to move on.
spicy tuna | sashimi grade big eye tuna, jicama, avocado, cucumber, spicy mayo, crispy gyoza shell
Dan and John’s Wings
hot wings | jumbo chicken wings friend in soybean oil + hand tossed in hot sauce
man these were good!
Ched Dog | corn dog wrapped in corn bread – i died! | German Kasewurst
-after our Brooklyn eats, we got a train and headed back to Manhattan
-got out at from the underground and surfaced to find a market
[accidental] site #4: Union Square Greenmarket
location: North and West sides of Union Square Park -17th St. @ Broadway
hours: mon+wed+fri+sat | 8am-6pm
where you’ll find: local farm fresh produce + baked goods + flowers
site #5: Eataly
location: 200 5th Ave.
where you’ll find: food…food..and more gourmet Italian food – fresh produce, pasta, cheeses, meats….
Next time we visit we are eating here for sure!!!!
-then we ran into Maddy and friends
-we took a quick break on a park bench in Madison Square Park as we watched the never ending Shake Shack line [which I will also have to hit up on my next visit]
-said our “see ya in couple days in Toronto”s and Mike and I power walked back toward the East Side
-Mike couldn’t resist 1 last ramen stop
eat stop #11: Ippudo NY
neighbourhood: West Side [but there’s also one in the East Village]
location: 321 W 51st St.
we ate: ramen – in warp speed
So glad we squeezed this one in. This is the first time I can say that I have been satisfied with a bowl of Ramen since Kinton. Maddy can vouch, she went and she liked it too!
-arrived @ the restaurant at 2:30pm, waited 30 mins for a table [note: our INTERNATIONAL flight from Newark was at 6:30]
-seated by 3:00pm
-finished eating + settled the bill by 3:25pm
-3:35pm in a cab back to our hotel to grab our luggage
-in a cab to Newark by 4:15pm
-arrived at the airport just before 5:00pm
-we made it!!!
-back to Toronto
-thank you New York City, until next time