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
??? I can’t remember the details on this taco. SORRY!
The Good Batch
ice cream sandwich | brown butter salty cookies + peanut butter + ice-cream
-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
It’s always the luck that the last day of a trip is the nicest day, weather wise. It seems like you and Mike utilized that last day fully! That ched dog looks so yummy. You guys ate so much food! Love it. Loving the shades in the photo of you. Would have loved to see the entire outfit, sigh..
Sophisticated In Style
We didn’t waste a minute…except for when it torrential down poured. I was thinking about posting some of my NY looks but we had too much food to post as all we did was eat and eat and eat. However, I assure you that all outfits were NYC appropriate and had lots of stretch; more stretch = more food. ha