HungryBecs in New York: part 3
Three weeks in and I haven’t even made a dent on my huge list of must-eat destinations in New York. It seems impossible – no sooner have you ticked one place off than someone tells you another must-visit.
This week I revisited two places I’ve told you about in previous blogs. That’s the other thing… How am I supposed to get anywhere on the ever-expanding list when I’m finding favourites just down the road from my Manhattan home?
Here goes part 3…
A coffee shop meets co-working space – everyone has their own little table for their laptop, there’s free wifi and huge mugs of great coffee can be ordered from the barista.
Another day, another great brunch in New York. Go to Egg Shop for a hair of the dog bloody Mary and unusually named dishes like the spandex – miso quinoa with farm greens, avocado, pickled carrot and a poached egg. Hash browns must be ordered as a side dish.
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
Imagine a fast food restaurant like Nando’s, but instead of chicken, Quinn’s serves tender, sticky, moreish BBQ food. There’s brisket, burnt ends, ribs, pulled pork and more – you just queue up, order and it’s served to you there and then. Brilliant for a quick fix of barbecue all year round.
A pizza restaurant that’s good to eat at or get a takeaway from, just like we did. Toppings vary but are imaginative: the bacon, brussels and mozzarella proves that sprouts aren’t just for Christmas and just look at the size of it. Perfect for a night at home in front of Peaky Blinders on Netflix.
There are so many ramen joints here, I needed advice so turned to Thrillist and their top 10 restaurants in New York. Bassanova has the traditional, rich, pork ramen as well as less traditional green curry and lemon and pepper ramen dishes The pork buns are fantastic – so fantastic it’s worth ordering a portion all to yourself.
Dough sells incredible doughnuts – just check their instagram feed. I’m yet to visit but Happy Bones coffee shop (that I told you about last week) sometimes sells the doughnuts. This is the café au lait doughnut washed down with a café au lait… double win!
Forget pad Thai and green curry, the subterranean Thai restaurant Uncle Boons serves zingy Bangkok-style street food. The menu includes soy frog legs, spicy rotisserie chicken with banana blossom and green mango salad. The betel leaf starter – leaves topped with dried shrimp, coconut, ginger, peanuts, chilli and lime – went down a storm.
I went to Parm in part 1 and seems it’s not just parmiagianas that they’re good at. The saratoga club sandwich stacks up with roast chicken in zesty mayo, rosemary and sugar-glazed bacon, crisps, lettuce, cucumber and tomato.
Next week I have a friend coming to stay, I predict there will be lots more eating and ticking off from the list. See you then…