My Where to Eat in New York series continues. Going to New York can be overwhelming with all the options, so to help you out, I ate my way through the city so you would know where to eat in New York City.
I am back with another post on where to eat in New York from my recent trip there. It seems so long ago but I got sick right after coming back and have been on the road so much since then. It feels like this is my first chance to just sit and relax this weekend. Ok on to the food.
The Halal Guys
W 53rd Street & 6th Ave., New York NY
When I used to travel to New York frequently I came across this food truck before food trucks were the thing. I remember the first time I tried The Halal Guys, I completely found them because I was starving and they were parked across from the hotel I stayed during my visits.
I placed my order, the guy told me I had to put the white sauce on it (it wasn’t optional) then went to my room and ate dinner. And I promptly went back the next day. I was hooked from the beginning so I was happy to be able to share this with my boss. He went back a second time. And I’m so excited they are opening up a restaurant in Austin!
75 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10014
Of course, I can’t go a week without BBQ so I had to find a BBQ joint in the city. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a BBQ place in New York but the food was enjoyable.
The service wasn’t the best as everyone seemed distracted. But I guess that was a plus for us because we received free pulled pork when we asked for the ribs. For me the ribs and onion rings were the best things.
After a little stop at the Empire State Building, we went close by for some Churros in Koreatown.
Coffeed – K-Town
2 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
This was another food court type place that we passed by a couple of times before we realized we were standing in front of the building.
The Churros were a nice treat but our attention was caught by these fish shaped waffles.
11 W 32nd St., New York, NY 10001
(Inside Food Gallery 32)
These little concoctions had cream cheese or Nutella stuffed in them. I was so intrigued by this unexpected treat.
You know how I love me some donuts so I tried a few places just to see what the city had to offer.
1000 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Doughnuttery was in a food court type area as soon as I got off the subway at Columbus Square. And score, they are open 24 hours!
These mini-donuts hit the spot and since I’m a fan of mini anything, these were a favorite.
220 W 23rd St
Doughnut Plant was one that a blogger I follow said was one of her favorite places. The flavors were all different and of course I had to go with my old standby, peanut butter and jelly.
These doughnuts were like Dough’s in that they were heavy but the flavor was very good.
Of course I had to try some cupcakes while I was there. Molly’s Cupcakes and Huascar & Co. Bakeshop were both winners of Cupcake Wars. That is one of my favorite shows so once I heard that I had to try them both.
228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
They were each amazing but Molly’s Samoa cupcake just had the most amazing flavor and texture. The frosting literally melted in my mouth.
Huascar’s & Co. Bakeshop
453 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
Huascar’s cupcake was awesome as well but their cheesecake really did it for me.
That was some of the best cheesecake I have ever had.
On a side note, I did try Magnolia Bakery and Sprinkles Cupcakes as well but I have to say I wasn’t impressed with either.
I didn’t try the Banana Pudding at Magnolia which I have heard is amazing. Maybe I should have tried that.
The Sprinkles cupcakes were a little dry for me. I’m hoping when I eventually try the Austin location I will love them.
I’ll be back next week with the final installment of my Where to Eat in New York series. If you missed the first part, you can click here for Part One.