First Day in NYC: Food and Views

We arrived in New York City in the morning on a redeye flight. For the rest of the day we focused on local food and views.

A New York specialty is Jewish deli food. We ate lunch at Katz’s Deli. They hand carve the pastrami from steaming briskets as you watch. The pastrami is moist and tender. We planned to order only one bowl of matzo ball soup, so we had leftovers. After lunch, we bought bagel fixings from Russ and Daughters, down the block from Katz’s. And $3 donuts from Donut Plant.

pastrami sandwich, matzo ball soup, and knish
pastrami sandwich, matzo ball soup,  knish, and pickles at Katz’s Deli

We bought food at the Whole Foods grocery store, which has 40 checkout stations!

40 checkout lines at Whole Foods market
40 checkout lines at Whole Foods market

At sunset I went upstairs to take pictures. Columbus Circle is at the bottom of the photo — the traffic circle with a statue of Christopher Columbus. This is the southern end of Central Park, with the Metropolitan Museum in the distance on the far side of the park.

Columbus Circle and Central Park
Columbus Circle and Central Park

Looking east from Manhattan, New Jersey is across the Hudson River. A cruise ship and an aircraft carrier are docked on the Manhattan side.

sunset from NYC
sunset from NYC

For dessert we had a blackout donut from Donut Plant. We also had a raised pistachio donut earlier. We’ve never bought $3 donuts before, but we had to see if they were that good. They’re fine as a very occasional treat, but we wouldn’t do this very often. In the background are Cherokee purple tomatoes from our yard in California.

$3 blackout donut from Donut Plant
$3 blackout donut from Donut Plant
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I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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