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.
We bought food at the Whole Foods grocery store, which has 40 checkout stations!
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.
Looking east from Manhattan, New Jersey is across the Hudson River. A cruise ship and an aircraft carrier are docked on the Manhattan side.
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.