New York Weekend

Brooklyn-Brigdge I am home after a quick and very cold trip to New York. I was there for about 72 hours but managed to pack in a lot of eating (of course) and a lot of sightseeing. Here are some highlights from my New York weekend.


1. My first stop in NY is always to get a bagel. There is something magical about bagels from New York. I don't know what it is - some people say it is the water from the Hudson River that makes NY bagels so good. I think that might be a lie, but regardless it is  hard to beat a chewy NY bagel topped with cream cheese. I grabbed one at the famous spot Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side.

2. My next stop was to check out the latest food trend - bone broth. Touted for is nutritional values, bone broth is taking off in the world of health and wellness. Brodo in the East Village seems to be the first one to be commercially selling bone broth. It was delicious (just like drinking soup) until it got cold, and then it was not so delicious

3. I made a pilgrimage to Baby Cakes for some gluten-free and vegan donuts. You would have no idea that they were gluten-free and vegan - they are so delicious.

4. After some wandering and shopping I had dinner at The Musket Room. I had never heard of it, but someone recommended it so I thought I would check it out. It is a restaurant in Nolita that's menu is a modern play on New Zealand food. To be honest, I had no idea what constituted New Zealand food but it is a lot of meat and veggies and all around delicious. I definitely recommend it.

5. I met up with a friend for brunch on Saturday morning. Apart from the weather being -5 degrees it was a great morning. We had brunch at Tipsy Parson and then strolled some galleries in Chelsea.

6. Although the dead of winter might not be the best time to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, I love to walk everywhere when I am in NY and crossing into a borough is no different. It was chilly but there were some fantastic views of the East River and downtown.

7. Before hopping on a plane home, we had one last bite to eat at Roberta's in Brooklyn. The pizza has a cult like following and I totally understand why. Light and chewy and all together tasty. We got the Bee Sting pizza that had pepperoni and honey on top. Pretty darn tasty.