New York City is a great place for food — there’s a broad range of food, and the quality can be excellent. First, New York City food specialties and we don’t eat in California and are therefore more special for us.
On our first day in New York City, we had a pastrami sandwich and matzo ball soup at Katz’s Deli.
After eating at Katz’s, we walked down the block to Russ and Daughters where we bought a bialy, cream cheese, nova lox, and chopped whitefish and baked salmon. Our breakfast the next day:
Later in the week we bought lox, cream cheese, and smoked sable from Fairway market. Not as good as Russ and Daughters, but more convenient and less expensive. Note the Starbucks coffee from the shop downstairs.
We had gyros at The Halal Guys after the MOMA.
Here’s food that we get in California.
We joined family for a steak dinner at Peter Luger’s in Brooklyn. Monster dishes — the person ordering for the group did a great job.
While walking through Washington Square and Greenwich Village, we had this 13″ artichoke pizza and bigoli with matriciana sauce for $10 each on a lunch special at Susanna Pizzeria.
We returned to Nougatine by Jean-Georges for a wonderful seafood lunch. Their prix-fixe lunch is fabulous and a bargain considering the quality of the food. This shrimp salad with buerre blanc dressing is one of the best salads I’ve had — tasty and rich. The recipe is posted on the Jean-Georges website.
The fish entrees were also excellent. Black cod is another name for sable fish, which Jewish delis serve smoked.
We had xiao long bao and hand-pulled noodles at Shanghai Heping.
We returned to Momofuku Noodle Bar for ramen. The shredded pork is bo ssam, a roasted pork shoulder.
We returned to three places we visited on prior trips: Katz’s Deli, Nougatine by Jean-Georges, and Momofuku Noodle Bar. We weren’t disappointed.