Well, given that the previous New York posts have proven to be very popular, and that it was such a great trip – here is the last in the series of New York posts!
If I had to sum up New York and all that was great about it it would be as follows: Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations, Brooklyn, Central Park and FOOD!
The generalisation that Americans can’t cook and that American food is rubbish should just be thrown out, it just isn’t true at all. We ate well in New York, so well that on most days we only had one proper meal, the portions were so big you just don’t need three meals.
Although seeing all the sights wasn’t our main priority, we did walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, ate cake from Magnolia Bakery, spent a morning wandering through Central Park and made sure we visited most of the different neighbourhoods – the Garment District, Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village etc…
Some of the best food we had were:
– Breakfast in the most authentic diners in Soho (found by mistake). We ate: waffles with maple syrup and a breakfast burrito.
– Brunch at Prospect, Brooklyn (recommended by a friend from Brooklyn). We ate: homemade granola, yoghurt and berries and french toast.
– Ice cream from the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (recommended by a lovely London fashion PR). We had a ‘Salty Pimp’ and ‘Bea Arthur’.