I recently went on a spontaneous solo trip to New York and all I can say is that it is a food paradise for food lovers.
Taim Falafel ( Food truck)
Trust me guys, if you are grown up in the Middle East, you are in for a surprise. The Americans do a pretty good job by adding their own concoctions. Also, I chased them all the way from Manhattan, and it was definitely worth it.
Saturday and Sunday food market at Smorgasburg
Smorgasburg happens every Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront at East River State Park, featuring packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region for a total of 100 vendors. Imagine so much food in one place? If I were you, I would definitely not miss it.
Artichoke Basille’s pizza
Thousands of people line up at odd hours of the day to grab their signature “artichoke pizza”. No brownie points to guess what’s the toppings. Duh, artichoke. Don’t blame if I didn’t tell you that you will be immersed into the creaminess of the pizza.
The Halal Guys
Once you have had a taste, you will understand why New Yorkers and tourists alike have stood in the city’s longest food cart line (sometimes for hours) to get a hot, steaming platter of chicken or gyro over rice, covered in The Halal Guys famous, proprietary White Sauce.
The Bagel Store
Be ready to get overwhelmed as you enter the store. I stood there, almost perplexed, over the variety of cream cheeses that were available. Right from a jalapeno cream cheese to a peanut butter and jelly cream cheese. Don’t miss out on their Rainbow bagel, it was being raved about forever on the internet, and I now get why.
Having won the best chef of the year 2016, you would dare miss out on this one. I traveled about 45 minutes door- to door from New Jersey all the way to Soho Market and me, unfortunately, missed out on the fresh batch on Cronuts. I would find you lucky if you got a chance to eat one of those cronuts because it takes almost 3 days to make one batch of cronuts 🙁 They, however, have a variety of crazy desserts on display, like the frozen smores, cookie shots their signatures cakes and tarts and finger licking good.
It was magic! It is this urban indoor food market which is only an experience. I am going to shut up before I say more. You need to experience it for yourself.
99 cents pizzas around Times Square
No! Don’t escape these ones just because of their low prices. They have a different taste to them and shouldn’t be missed at all! If you are feeling big on celebration and calories that day, go for the garlic knots, they do such wonders on a cold windy day. Also, they barely $1 for 5 of them. ( Kachiiiiing)
The new flaming Cheetos bagel at the Bagel Nook9
Why did it only come out when I was back in Dubai?
Sounds and looks great, at least to me! ( I want them in my mouth, right about now)
Joe’s Pizza Parlour
Remember Spider man and Joe’s pizza? Yes, it’s the same. Getting into the limelight for the right reason, their pizzas didn’t fail to impress me. Selling by slice like any other place in New York), they only sell 4 flavours, from which Margherita was obviously my favorite.
Set in for a casual meal with an indoor high top bench to hop on and immerse yourself completely into the New York vibes while you devour that cheesy slice of happiness
Sachi’s Top Tip – Try getting a good hotel and staying in Times Square itself, it will save you great amounts of travelling since major of the food outlets are within Times Square and around! Book here for good deals!