A Food Focused City Guide to NYC


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From hidden restaurants to top cafes, food mecca markets and artisan boutiques, our guide is chock full of stellar food discoveries not easily found in your typical travel book. Whether you’re native to New York or visiting, The Urban Grocer’s Guide to Urban Eating is like your own private foodie friend with insight into the freshest food spots in NYC.

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A Food Focused City Guide to NYC

  2. 2. What is s Guide to Urban Eating? The Urban Grocer’s Guide to Urban Eating is a collection of food- focused city guides for the dynamic urban foodie. From Sydney’s knockout food scene to London’s hip eats, we’re on a hungry quest to uncover the most innovative fare in the world’s trendiest cities. Each guide will focus on exceptional, stylish, sometimes off- the-beaten path – but always stellar – food-related must do’s from the Caitlin Zaino launched perspective of a foodie. Our aim is to The Urban Grocer in 2010. handpick a selection of our favorite Her lifelong love affair with places to eat and drink not easily food began in her Italian found in your typical travel guide. grandmother’s kitchen two decades earlier and she’s So whether it’s munching on been enthusiastically chasing sugary masterpieces, sneaking into food ever since. underground joints, or hanging out in chic food boutiques, The Urban Today, she is a food writer, Grocer’s Guide to Urban Eating is editor, television host and producer, on a quest like your own private foodie friend to uncover the most cutting- with insight into the freshest urban edge food discoveries in food spots. the world’s hippest cities.2
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  4. 4. s Guide to Urban Eating New Yorkers are lucky. This city is one of the best in the world for eating. From the Bronx to Brooklyn, Manhattan to Queens, hidden gems abound. But in the interest of keeping this a pocket-sized guide, we’ve stayed almost exclusively in Manhattan. An entire book can – and probably will – be reserved for Brooklyn alone with its boundary- pushing food scene (though we couldn’t resist giving it just a little love here too…). From Harlem to the Lower East Side, Manhattan is saturated with incredible, creative, well-executed, out-of-this world eateries and food spots. We couldn’t possibly cover them all. And that’s not what we’re here for. Instead, we’ve aimed to handpick a selection of spots specific to the urban foodie, whether native to New York or visiting. And so, without further ado, The Urban Grocer proudly presents its first-ever Guide to Urban Eating, New York.4
  5. 5. Contents06. Eat22. Drink34. Sweet44. Shop52. Take Away58. Markets66. Food Pilgrimages76. Events80. Directory 5
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  8. 8. 10. Empellón Cocina 14. Burger Joint 11. Bohemian 15. Momofuku’s Pork Buns 12. Co. 16. Hecho en Dumbo8
  9. 9. 17. Red Rooster Harlem 21. Jeepney18. The Breslin20. Crif Dogs 9
  10. 10. Empellón Cocina Barrio Latino 105 1st Ave | Between E 6th & E 7th St | NY, NY 10003 +1.212.679.1939 Chef Alex Stupak left his old gig as a pastry on Mexican cuisine and fuses contemporary chef at molecular powerhouse WD~50 flavors to create exciting dishes like grilled to open both this fashionable space and wagyu flat iron steak with creamed corn Empellón Taqueria. Unlike its older sister and tamal fries, or spaetzle, sweet breads and in Greenwich Village, Empellón Cocina duck egg with green chorizo gravy. Even the is decidedly more upscale and sophisticated. guacamole is (successfully) made with a  Here, Stupak employs inventive riffs touch of pistachio.10
  11. 11. Bohemian Hidden G em 57 Great Jones St | Between Bowery & Lafayette St | NY, NY 10012Reservations at Bohemian are a must but hallway before happening upon frosted glassscoring them is a challenge. As their website doors. Ring the buzzer then step into whatreads: “the location and contact info is not looks like a retro living room. Once inside,open to the public.” The concept is word-of- feast on delights like uni croquettes, short ribmouth and reservations are granted mostly sashimi, and Washugyu beef sliders. At $58through a referral. After you’ve snagged a pop, the tasting menu is a steal though a laa coveted spot, enter butcher shop Japan carte is also an option. The food is brilliantPremium Beef and walk through a narrow made even more so by its secrecy. 11
  12. 12. Co. Iconic New York 230 9th Ave | At 24th St | NY, NY 10001 + 12
  13. 13. If you’re expecting a super thin, bare bones onions, olives, aged pecorino, and oregano.pizza, this isn’t it. But if it’s the creative The food at Co. is meant to be shared,variety you’re after, then you’re in the right a concept reinforced by the long, woodenplace. The masterpiece of Sullivan Street communal tables that dominate the veryBakery owner, Jim Lahey, Co.’s Roman-style cool dining room. The wine list too offerspizzas range from the classic to the creative. an eclectic selection of boutique and garageTake the Popeye, a tasty combination favorites from around the world.of pecorino, gruyère, mozzarella, spinach,black pepper, and garlic. Our favorite?Meatball, made of crushed tomatoes,mozzarella, veal meatballs, caramelized 13
  14. 14. Burger Joint Iconic New York 119 West 56th St | Between 7th & Ave of the Americas | NY, NY 10019 +1.212.708.7414 The secret is well out on this one. The lines covered in tags, Madonna posters, and faded are long and the tourists are here, but reviews. There is no wait staff to serve the man-oh-man it is one of the best burgers handful of tables and, more or less, the only in town. Hidden safely behind plunging thing to order is hamburger, cheeseburger, brown curtains, the Burger Joint at Le Parker fries. Wrapped in wax paper and served Meridien hotel is worth unveiling. Enter the in brown bags, the burgers are simple but lobby, walk behind the reception, pull the well-executed and some of the best this city curtain, and slip just under the neon sign. offers. Pair it with a milkshake for an iconic Inside, dark lighting is matched with walls New York experience.14
  15. 15. Momofuku’sPork Buns Iconic New York Ssäm Bar: 207 2nd Ave | Corner of 2nd Ave & 13th St | NY, NY 10003 Noodle Bar: 171 1st Ave | Between 10th & 11th St | NY, NY 10003Chef David Chang is an iconic New York player steamed buns with a schmear of hoisin andin the food industry in his own right. And any slices of cucumber hug rich pork belly that’sone of his NYC eateries is well worth a visit dripping with flavor and not to be missed.for their imaginative and inspired cooking. For the buns (and so much more) our choiceWherever you land in his empire, be sure to Chang spots are Ssäm Bar and Noodle Bar,order the infamous pork buns. Light-as-air both of which are walk-in only. 15
  16. 16. Hecho en Dumbo Barrio Latino 354 Bowery | Between 4th St & Great Jones St | NY, NY 10012 +1.212.937.4245 Uber hip Hecho en Dumbo serves what many eats. Exposed brick, vintage furniture, and consider the best tacos in town. What began a ceiling covered with barn wood from as a pop-up is now a thriving permanent space Montreal make up the stylish interior. in the Bowery where dedicated diners come Book the Chef’s Table for a five-course tasting time and again for contemporary Mexican menu enjoyed while overlooking the kitchen.16
  17. 17. Red RoosterHarlem Iconic New York 310 Lenox Ave | Between 125th & 126th St | NY, NY 10027 +1.212.792.9001Walk the streets on a Sunday in New York Samuelsson celebrates American comfortand you’ll see strollers blocking sidewalks food and the neighborhood’s diverse culinaryand lines of couples, friends, and families traditions. Sunday’s brunch “comes withpouring out from restaurants. It’s brunch a side of Gospel.” The dynamic scene alonetime in Manhattan. For something different, is worth the trip but the cooking sings too,head to Harlem where Ethiopian-born, full of unexpected slices of Samuelsson’sSwedish-raised, NY-based chef Marcus Scandinavian heritage. 17
  18. 18. The Breslin Bar and Dining Room Editor’s Pick 16 West 29th St | Between 5th & 6th Ave | NY, NY 10001 +1.212.679.193918
  19. 19. If swine makes you swoon and carnivore is meaty goodness is courtesy of British-your middle name, this nose-to-tail, gastropub born April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman ofis calling. The interior is dark, the ceilings high, The Spotted Pig fame.and the tables covered with butcher paper. If you’re pining for ale to wash down thatStart your meal with the Scotch Egg – a whole bone marrow slathered toast, you will not beegg wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried. disappointed by the extensive list of craft brewsOne cut into the spherical deep-friedness on offer. But if you’re still wanting for a drinkand the oozing, creamy yolk it produces or two (or three) to nurse you through yourwill certainly seduce. Seared sweetbreads food coma, the Ace Hotel’s lobby bar next dooralso standout and the pig’s foot for two with serves up stellar cocktails amongst hipsters andcreamy shallots is said to be dreamy (we’ve yet big, leather couches that beckon to be loungedto find a partner who will take it on). All this in – if, of course, you can snag one. 19
  20. 20. Crif Dogs Iconic New York 113 Saint Marks Place #2 | Between Ave A & 1st St | NY, NY 10009 +1.212.937.4245 Talk about a hot dog. At Crif Dogs on deragon, made with cream cheese, scallions, St. Mark’s place, the frankfurters are and “everything bagel” seeds. Located above deep-fried then topped with an array of the speakeasy, Please Don’t Tell, Crif Dogs is unexpected ingredients. Try the Tsunami, a place for loud music and way too many NYU a bacon-wrapped dog with teriyaki, students. But the hot dogs are tasty, cheap, pineapple and green onions. Or merge two and the perfect hangover cure – which you NY institutions into one with the Jon-jon may need considering the bar downstairs…20
  21. 21. Jeepney One to Watch 201 1st Ave | Between 13th St & 12th St | NY, NY 10003As of October 2012, Jeepney has only had its sausage, and Luzon Tamales amongst other“soft opening” but it is one to watch. This innovative Philippine-influenced plates meantover-the-top gastropub serves-up family- to be shared. Wash it down with their tropicalstyle eats that flip traditional Filipino cuisine drinks and Asian beers, while trying to noton its head. From the same owners as stare at the scantily clad pin-up girls thatMaharlika – also Filipino and also in the stand out amongst the colorful, if not overtlyEast Village – Jeepney rocks flash-fried pork kitsch, interior.belly, a Chori burger topped with longanisa 21
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  24. 24. 26. Pouring Ribbons 29. ABC Beer Co. 27. Yopparai 30. Everyman Espresso 28. Terroir Tribeca 31. Stumptown Coffee Roasters24
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  26. 26. Pouring Ribbons Booze Worthy 225 Avenue B, 2nd Floor | Between 13th & 14th St | NY, NY 10009 +1.917.656.6788 Cocktail fiends make a beeline to Pouring gin, lemon, plum brandy, lavender-infused Ribbons. Run by a group of in-the-know Cinzano Bianco, honey syrup, and grapefruit barmen – including 2012 bartender of the bitters. Or try their take on classics like year Joaquín Simó – this 88-seat second the Manhattan. Bitters are made in house, floor cocktail space sits appropriately ice is shaped for its glassware, and the above a liquor store. Inside, the seasonally menu is plotted on a cocktail matrix of changing menu is brief and simple, divided refreshing versus spirituous and comforting into two sections: classics and house versus adventurous. cocktails. Go for “Death & Taxes” made of26
  27. 27. Yopparai Booze Worthy 151 Rivington St | Between Suffolk & Clinton St | NY, NY 10002 +1.212.777.7253Izakaya are on the rise and Yopparai is one an impromptu tasting. To soak up the alcohol,of our favorites to hit the scene. The intimate Yopparai dishes out small plates of Japanesespace is hidden away on the Lower East pub snacks, like squid sashimi with sea urchinSide, up a narrow flight of stairs. Press the or a rock shrimp and black cod pancake.buzzer, make your way into this repurposed This hidden space is one of the most seriousapartment (reservations help), and get ready sake-drinking spots in the city leaving youto spend the night sipping ceramic cups full momentarily transported to Tokyo – a Lowerof hot and cold sakes. With over 50 bottles on East Side version of Tokyo, that is.offer, the well-executed sake list will beckon 27
  28. 28. Terroir Tribeca Booze Worthy 24 Harrison Street | At Greenwich St | NY, NY 10013 +1.917.656.6788 Wine bars can be a tough sell. The crowd boot (think, Bone Marrow Bruschetta and doesn’t always work, the food doesn’t always crispy duck frisée salad). Wines are from work, and selling glasses of Pinot Noir for $15 all over the map from Long Island to Puglia, a pop doesn’t always work. Terroir Tribeca Loire Valley to Mendoza – and everything in is a wine bar that does, however, work. between – keeping oenophiles (very) happy. Housed in a stylish, repurposed industrial In warmer months, Terroir runs a pop-up space Terroir Tribeca boasts an extensive space on the High Line perfect for lingering range of unique wines and tasty food to on a summer night.28
  29. 29. ABC Beer Co. Booze Worthy 96 Ave C | Between 6th & 7th St | NY, NY 10009 +1.646.422.7103Alphabet City Beer Co. (ABC Beer Co., for the selection is stellar, and the vibe is laidbackshort) is a craft-beer-shop-cum-bar nestled and inviting. Grab a pint, or sample severalin the East Village. This artisan brew haven half pints, while noshing on meat, cheeses,has twelve rotating beers on tap and over and fresh bread at large wooden communal350 craft beer bottles on their menu, offering tables. If lingering isn’t what you had in mind,everything from blonds and ciders to oatmeal ABC Beer Co. also offers all beers to go.stouts and pale ales. The price is nice, 29
  30. 30. Everyman Espresso Buzz SoHo: 301 West Broadway | Between Canal St Worthy & Grand St | NY, NY 10013 Union Square: 136 East 13th St | Between 3rd & 4th Ave | NY, NY 10003 +1.212.533.0524 Everyman Espresso is often touted as serving New York. Coffees are brewed to order and the best espresso in New York. Owned by everything from the espressos to cappuccinos one of the city’s star baristas, Sam Penix, this to cold-brewed Americanos promise to top-notch spot is “dedicated to perfecting deliver. Everyman Espresso has two locations, the craft of coffee.” Everyman serves Counter one in Union Square and another in SoHo. Culture Coffee roasted in North Carolina, and Neither disappoints. sources its milk from a creamery in upstate30
  31. 31. StumptownCoffee Roasters Buzz Worthy 18 West 29th St | At Broadway | NY, NY 10016Admittedly Stumptown Coffee Roasters is amounts of top-notch espresso-based drinksnot native to New York nor is it a hidden as well as French press and cold brew coffees.gem, but their stellar brews are too good to While traipsing around Manhattan, the cash-overlook. Tucked beside the Ace Hotel, this only Stumptown, with its friendly baristasPortland-born artisanal coffee roaster has and smooth brew, is the jam for true coffeea massive reputation for pushing out copious nerds. 31
  32. 32. Abraço Buzz Worthy 86 E. 7th St | Between 2nd Ave & 1st Ave | New York, NY 10003 +1.212.388.9731 Join the hipsters at Abraço for legendary olive pastries too. These guys know their stuff and oil cake served alongside knockout espressos the community is in on their secret. and drip brews. This tiny space, which is little more than a storefront window, serves Brave the line, especially in the morning – addictive cortados and macchiatos from it’s well worth the wait for some of the best a countertop, as well as savory plates and java in town.32
  33. 33. O Café Buzz Worthy 96 Ave C | Between 6th & 7th St | NY, NY 10009 +1.646.422.7103When you’ve reached your limit with all cakes with almond, cinnamon, and clove.those Americanos, hoof it over to Brazilian- Discussion are held in-house weekly oninspired O Café. Hand-selected beans and everything from sustainable agricultureresponsibly sourced quality coffees fill to French press techniques. Like itstheir menu, which focuses on celebrating coffee, the interior too was sustainablythe flavors of Brazil. Go for the chocolate- designed using reclaimed materials andinfused latte, Latte Bahia, paired with recycled lamps.Brazilian-inspired sweets like honey 33
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  36. 36. 38. Momofuku Milk Bar 39. La Churreria 40. Doughnut Plant36
  37. 37. 41. Papabubble42. Mast Brothers Chocolate 37
  38. 38. Momofuku Milk Bar Editor’s Pick 251 East 13th St | Between 2nd & 3rd Ave | NY, NY 10003 15 West 56th St | Between 5th & 6th Ave | NY, NY 10019 561 Columbus Ave | Between W 87th & W 88th St | NY, NY 10024 Two words: Crack Pie. This legendary more). Milk Bar’s three locations in Manhattan dessert from David Chang’s bakery-inspired (and two in Brooklyn) feature evolving menus Momofuku Milk Bar, is as addictive as that take a playful approach to familiar the name suggests. A super sweet buttery favorites. Think, cereal milk soft serve ice filling gives way to rich oatmeal crust that cream and cereal milkshakes that taste like will keep you coming back for more (and the bottom of your morning breakfast bowl.38
  39. 39. La Churreria Facebook Fan Favorite 284 Mulberry St | Between E. Houston & Jersey St | NY, NY 10012 + inside this tiny storefront and emerge in a thick cup of hot chocolate, or filled withwith a bouquet of paper cones, piled high dulce de leche. Take them away or enjoy themwith curvy churros, warm and sweet. At one at one of Le Churreria’s tables and stools – ofof New York’s first authentic Spanish churros which there are not many – while soaking inspot, La Churreria, this traditional breakfast the Spanish tiled interior. If sweets aren’t yourbeauty is served by the cone-full. Made of thing, their Iberian-influenced sandwichesfried dough lightly dusted with sugar, the have a cult-like following.churros are brilliant on their own, dipped 39
  40. 40. Doughnut Plant Iconic New York 379 Grand St | Between Essex & Norfolk | NY, NY 10002 +1.212.505.3700 What Magnolia Bakery was to cupcakes, with inventive flavors. Fresh fruits and Doughnut Plant is to doughnuts. This Lower nuts, herbs and flowers, create unexpected East Side spot has transformed the seemingly doughnuts and glazes, like rose, matcha green simple doughnut into imaginative and yeasty tea, ginger, and pumpkin. Favorites include masterpieces that incited a citywide trend. crème brûlée and their trademarked (literally) Inspired by the owner’s grandfather’s recipes, filled square doughnuts in flavors like Peanut Doughnut Plant marries old-school techniques Butter with Blackberry Jam.40
  41. 41. Papabubble Editor’s Pick 380 Broome St | Between Mulberry St & Mott St | NY, NY 10013 +1.212.966.2599Stepping into Papabubble is a treat to be bare countertops and use their color-staineddevoured in itself. The scent of homemade gloves to pull, turn, twist, and roll massivecandy saturates the minimalist boutique strands into delicious artisanal candies. Betterand curvaceous glass jars packed with yet is the offer to sample the just-made, still-kaleidoscopic sweets line the shelves, next warm sweets. Try their classic and inventiveto hanging silver bags of bright lollypops. flavors from lavender and passion fruit, toAll candy is made on the premises and chili mango and mint. And be sure to buyat almost any given time you can watch extra – one jar is never enough.Papabubble’s candymakers pour sugar onto the 41
  42. 42. Mast Brothers Artisan Chocolate Chocolati er 215 Water St | Between Beekman St & Fulton St | New York, NY 10038 +1.212.766.226642
  43. 43. Mast Brothers Chocolate is a Brooklyn Their handsome Manhattan boutique boastsborn-and-bred chocolatier and a staple a rustic interior with exposed brick wallsof that borough’s artisanal food movement. and wooden shelves lined with chocolates,And though their factory and original shop all hand-wrapped in gold foil and locallyremain in Brooklyn, their retail space on designed and printed paper.Water St demands a visit to sample someof the finest bean-to-bar products anywhere.Combining responsibly sourced cacao fromsmall farms in Latin America and Madagascarwith old techniques employed in new ways,the brothers behind the company are churningout stunning bars in a range of flavors. 43
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  48. 48. La Boîte á Epice Spices 724 11th Ave | Between 51st & 52nd St | NY, NY 10019 + La Boîte á Epice is a peculiar shop with allowing Sercarz to discover your tastes a storefront that consists mainly of open and guide you through his 40+ unique spice space and artwork. But it is here that spice blends. Whether it’s as exotic as orchid root maestro Lior Lev Sercarz sells magical blends or as comfortable as smoked cinnamon, of meticulously sourced and painstakingly La Boîte á Epice blends flavors with narratives, paired spices. You’re invited to treat the just subsistence. unobstructed boutique like an open-air market where you’d converse and visit,48
  49. 49. KitchenArts & Letters Bookstore 1435 Lexington Ave | Between 93rd & 94th St | NY, NY 10128 +1.212.876.5550This is the ultimate foodie’s bookstore. specialties from around the world. KitchenOver 13,000 food-loving titles line its shelves Arts & Letters is definitely for true foodwith everything from cookbooks to food- nerds and professionals. Step in, chat withfocused fictions to food history books, not to the very devoted staff, and try to not buymention rare, hard-to-find, and out-of-print the entire store. 49
  50. 50. Harlem Shambles Boutique Butcher 2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd | Between W 115 & W 116 St | NY, NY 10026 +1.646.476.4650 Boutique butcher shops are very on trend butchered on the premises and if you’d like and for one of the best New York has to something custom, they’re all too happy to offer, make your way to Harlem Shambles. oblige. If you’re visiting New York and do not This artisanal shop, owned by two brothers, have access to a kitchen, Harlem Shambles exclusively sells humanely raised, grass-fed, sells ready-to-eat Cornish pasties, Australian hormone and antibiotic free meats sourced meat pies, and steak & kidney pies too. directly from local New York farms. Cuts are50
  51. 51. Saxelby LocalCheesemongers Cheeses Essex Street Market | 120 Essex St | NY, NY 10002 + Cheesemongers is a small booth and farmstead cheeses from 40-plus smallcrammed from floor-to-ceiling with a plethora producers around the Northeast. The owner’sof regional cheeses and fresh dairy products. close relationship with the dairies resultsLocated in the Essex Market – one of four in a unique and wide-ranging selection ofremaining public markets in New York – beautiful cheeses sold with an expert andSaxelby’s serves American-only artisanal personal touch. 51
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  54. 54. 1 1. Chozen Ice Cream 2. Anarchy in a Jar When in New York, reach for an ice cream Anarchy in a Jar creates handmade jams, with chutzpah. Created by Manhattanite jellies, marmalades, and chutney in a range Ronne Fisher and her two daughters, of luscious flavors using nothing but seasonal, Chozen is all-natural ice cream inspired locally sourced ingredients. A sampling of by the sweets and desserts of their favorite the sweet and sticky goodies on tap includes Jewish holidays. Think, coconut macaroon, ginger pear jam, strawberry balsamic jam, chocolate babka, and apples and honey. and grapefruit marmalade with smoked salt. Ingredients are sourced from local dairy Anarchy in a Jar is purchasable at specialty farms and authentic Brooklyn bakers shops and markets, including Murray’s – now that’s kosher. Cheese, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Purchase pints at groceries and and Whole Foods. the occasional bodega. Zabar’s and Dean & Deluca are a sure bet.54
  55. 55. 2 33. Brooklyn BrineIf you have an affinity for all things pickledthen Brooklyn Brine is an absolute must.Based out of, well, Brooklyn, this buddingcompany is a labor of love with a simplemission: Damn fine pickles. Mouth-wateringseasonal delights are handcrafted with theaid of local and organic produce. Pick upa jar (or two) of their Curried Squash, MintedEggplant, Hop-Pickle, and the obligatory,NYC Deli Pickle.Eli’s Manhattan, Dean & Deluca, andNorthern Spy Food Co. are among the dozensof gourmet shops to sell Brooklyn Brinearound Manhattan. 55
  56. 56. 4 4. Empire Mayonnaise 5. Andrew’s Local Honey Think mayonnaise is Plain Jane? Think Urban beekeeping is thriving and since again. Enter Empire Mayonnaise. Launched New York legalized the practice in 2010, hives by a chef and a designer, these small jars have popped up all over the city’s rooftops. contain “luxury” mayo in exotic flavors. Often One of the local pioneers of the movement is inspired by the seasons, Empire Mayonnaise Andrew Coté of Andrew’s Local Honey, who boasts an impressive catalogue of mayo from hosts hives throughout Manhattan and the black garlic to pistachio, and smoked paprika boroughs. From the Upper East Side to the to lime pickle. Better yet, the rad label High Line – and rooftops and hideaways in elevates this unexpected mayonnaise into between – Andrew tends to bees on the daily. a gift-worthy condiment. The result is a rich honey with smooth flavors that varies in taste, texture, and color from Pick up your own jars at Murray’s Cheese location to location. and Beecher’s Cheese. Andrew’s Local Honey is on sale at the Greenmarket in Union Square on Monday’s (March until December) and Wednesday (year long).56
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  63. 63. ChelseaMarket 75 9th Ave | Between 15th & 16th Streets | NY, NY 10011It’s the place where the Oreo cookie wasinvented. Back in 1912, Chelsea Market wasbetter known as the Nabisco factory and asyou walk on the original factory floor throughexposed brick passageways, it’s easy toimagine its industrial past. Having food in itsheritage has stayed with this space. Today it’sa thriving urban market that stretches twoentire blocks bound by 9th and 11th Avenues.Here, bakeries, produce vendors, and fishmarkets stand beside stellar restaurantsand creative sweet shops. For excellentfarm-to-table plates, visit The Green Table.For imaginative gelatos, popsicles, andshaved ice, hoof it over to People’s Pops andL’Arte del Gelato. Artisanal olive oils andsalts? The Filling Station is your stop. If it’straditional Aussie eats, check out Tuck Shopfor their handmade pies made fresh on thedaily in flavors like BBQ Pork and Thai GreenChook Curry.Yes, it is crowded and, yes, the line forthe bathroom is insanely long almostalways. But with over 30 indoor shops andrestaurants, Chelsea Market is the ultimatefood mecca. Come for lunch, stay for dinner,then take away dessert to nosh on whilestrolling Chelsea’s High Line, the elevatedrailroad track turned urban greenway. 63
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  65. 65. Fulton StallMarket + NewAmsterdamMarket Fulton Stall Market Under the Fulton Market Building at the South Street Seaport | Between Fulton & Beekman St | NY, NY 10038 New Amsterdam Market South Street | Between Beekman St & Peck Slip | NY, NY 10038On the weekends, downtown Manhattanhosts a handful of noteworthy food markets.Trek down to Fulton Stall Market at theSouth Street Seaport housed in a coveredoutdoor space that once served as thelegendary fish stalls. Today, permanent androtating vendors serve a range of inventivefood products and fresh produce.Next door is New Amsterdam Market,opened on Sundays and home to somevery cool food-related events (think,Pickle Festivals). 65
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  68. 68. 1. Chefs Table, Brooklyn Fare 2. Brooklyn Brewery 3. Rye 4. Nitehawk 5. Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain 6. Smorgasburg68
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  70. 70. Brooklyn Over the past decade, Brooklyn has emerged as the poster child for New York’s new urban food 1 movement. Don’t let crossing the river discourage you from exploring all the amazing food finds its hip neighborhoods have to offer. 1. Chef’s Table The Michelin-starred Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Brooklyn Fare is a good place to start a Brooklyn tour. With room for only 18, the tasting menu here is phenomenal. 200 Schermerhorn St | Outside its intimate walls, Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY 11201 Fare is a café, grocery store, and +1.718.243.0050 cooking school dynamo.70
  71. 71. 22. Brooklyn Brewery When in Williamsburg or Greenpoint, book a visit to the legendary Brooklyn Brewery to taste their small batch 1 Brewers Row | Brooklyn, craft brew. On Sunday’s their mini- NY 11249 food festival, SmorgasBrewery, +1.718.486.7422 is a must for beer tastings and exploring the borough’s best garage gourmets. 71
  72. 72. 3 3. Rye Staying in uber trendy Williamsburg, you’ll find Rye: a speakeasy-style restaurant that’s gained accolades 247 S 1st St | Between from the city’s food critics for its Havemeyer & Roebling St | creative and locally-focused play Brooklyn, NY 11211 on New American culinary classics. +1.718.218.804772
  73. 73. 44. Nitehawk Nitehawk is a cinema-cum-supper-club where you can forget your typical movie theater fare and get ready for unique 136 Metropolitan Ave eats like spiced pumpkin popcorn | Between Wythe Ave and homemade jerky made with lime & Berry St | Brooklyn, leaf, Thai chili, and ginger, or poutine, NY 11211 sliders, and pork belly skewers. Wash it +1.718.384.3980 down with craft beer and cocktails while watching your favorite flicks. 73
  74. 74. 5 5. Brooklyn Farmacy In Carroll Gardens, The Farmacy, & Soda Fountain housed in a restored 1920s pharmacy, serves old-school fountain sodas and Brooklyn’s famous egg creams, perfect 513 Henry St | Between for a nostalgic Saturday morning. Sackett St & Union St | Brooklyn, NY 11231 +1.718.522.626074
  75. 75. 66. Smorgasburg On Sunday’s through November, Smorgasburg is held on the DUMBO waterfront. Housed at the historic Smorgasburg DUMBO: Tobacco Warehouse, vendors, farmers, 30 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and food entrepreneurs sell fresh and prepared eats for happy and hungry Brooklynites. Smorgasburg Williamsburg: 27 N 6th St | Between N 6 & N 7 St | Brooklyn, NY 11211 75
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  79. 79. January NYC Restaurant WeekFebruary New York City Winter Wine FestMarch Village Voice Choice  Eats Time Out for Hunger Coffee and Tea Festival  NYC May Ninth Avenue Food Festival LUCKYRICE Asian Food Festival New York Culinary Experience ** All events are annual and dates are approximate. Please check listings closer to presumed dates. Taste of Tribeca Taste of Hope NY New Taste of the Upper West Side Big Apple Barbecue Block  PartyJuly Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit Nathans Hot Dog Eating  ContestSeptember Taste of the Village Vendy Awards Le Grand Fooding Feast of San GennaroOctober YC Foom New York City Wine Food Festival WhiskyFest New  YorkNovember New York Taste Lower East Side Pickle  Day 79
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  82. 82. RESTAURANTS Bohemian Burger Joint 57 Great Jones St 119 West 56th St Between Bowery & Lafayette St Between 7th & Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10012 In Le Parker Meridien New York, NY 10019 +1.212.708.7414 The Breslin Bar and Dining Room Chef’s Table, Brooklyn Fare 16 West 29th St 200 Schermerhorn St Between 5th & 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11201 New York, NY 10001 +1.718.243.0050 +1.212.679.1939 Brooklyn Farmacy Co. & Soda Fountain 230 9th Ave 513 Henry St At 24th St Between Sackett & Union St New York, NY 10001 Brooklyn, NY 11231 + +1.718.522.626082
  83. 83. Crif Dogs Jeepney 113 Saint Marks Place #2 201 1st Ave Between Ave A & 1st St Between 13th St & 12th St New York, NY 10009 New York, NY 10003 +1.212.614.2728 +1.212.533.4121Empellón Cocina Noodle Bar 105 1st Ave 171 1st Ave Between East 6th & East 7th St Between 10th & 11th St New York, NY 10003 New York, NY 10003 +1.212.780.0999Hecho en Dumbo Red Rooster Harlem 354 Bowery 310 Lenox Ave Between 4th & Great Jones St Between 125th & 126th Sts New York, NY 10012 New York, NY 10027 +1.212.937.4245 +1.212.792.9001 83
  84. 84. RESTAURANTS Rye Ssäm Bar 247 S 1st St 207 2nd Ave Between Havemeyer & Roebling Sts Corner of 2nd Ave & 13th St Brooklyn, NY 11211 New York, NY 10003 +1.718.218.8047 CAFÉ Abraço Everyman Espresso 86 E. 7th St 301 West Broadway Between 2nd Ave & 1st Ave Between Canal & Grand St New York, NY 10003 New York, NY 10013 +1.212.388.9731 2136 East 13th St Between 3rd & 4th Ave New York, NY 10003 +1.212.533.0524 O Café Stumptown Coffee Roasters 482 6th Ave 18 West 29th St At 13th St At Broadway New York, NY 10011 New York, NY 10016 +
  85. 85. DRINKINGAce Hotel Pouring Ribbons 20 W 29th St 225 Avenue B, Second Floor Between Broadway & 5th Ave Between 13th & 14th Sts New York, NY 10001 New York, NY 10009 +1.917.656.6788Alphabet City Beer Co. Terroir Tribeca 96 Ave C 24 Harrison Street Between 6th & 7th Sts At Greenwich St New York, NY 10009 New York, NY 10013 +1.646.422.7103 +1.212.625.9463Brooklyn Brewery Yopparai 1 Brewers Row 151 Rivington St 79 N 11th St Between Suffolk & Clinton Sts Brooklyn, NY 11249 New York, NY 10002 +1.718.486.7422 +1.212.777.7253 85
  86. 86. TAKE AWAY SHOPPING Doughnut Plant Chelsea Market 379 Grand St 75 9th Ave Between Essex & Norfolk Between 15th & 16th Sts New York, NY 10002 New York, NY 10011 +1.212.505.3700 La Churreria NYC Fulton Stall Market 284 Mulberry St Under the Fulton Market Building at the Between E. Houston & Jersey St South Street Seaport New York, NY 10012 South Street + Between Fulton & Beekman Sts New York, NY 10038 Momofuku Milk Bar Harlem Shambles 251 East 13th St 2141 Frederick Douglass Boulevard Between 2nd & 3rd Ave Between W 115 & W 116 Sts New York, NY 10003 | +1.347.577.9504 New York, NY 10026 15 West 56th St +1.646.476.4650 Between 5th & 6th Ave New York, NY 1001986
  87. 87. Kitchen Arts & Letters New Amsterdam Market 1435 Lexington Ave South Street Between 93rd & 94th Sts Between Beekman St & Peck Slip New York, NY 10128 New York, NY 10038 +1.212.876.5550La Boîte á Epice Papabubble 724 11th Ave 380 Broome St Between 51st & 52nd Sts Between Mulberry & Mott Sts New York, NY 10019 New York, NY 10013 + +1.212.966.2599Mast Brothers Chocolate Saxelby Cheesemongers 215 Water St Essex Street Market Between Beekman & Fulton Sts 120 Essex St New York, NY 10038 New York, NY 10002 +1.212.766.2266 + 87
  88. 88. SHOPPING WHERE TO BUY FOOD PRODUCTS Smorgasburg DUMBO Beecher’s Handmade Cheese 30 Water St 900 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11201 Between 19th St & 20th Sts New York, NY 10003 +1.212.466.3340 Smorgasburg Williamsburg Dean & Deluca 27 N 6th St 560 Broadway Between Wythe Ave & Kent Ave Between Spring & Prince Sts Brooklyn, NY 11211 New York, NY 10012 + Eli’s Manhattan 1411 3rd Ave Between 80th & 81st Sts New York, NY 10028 +1.212.717.810088
  89. 89. WHERE TO BUY FOOD PRODUCTSUnion Square Greenmarket Zabar’s 1 Union Sq W 2245 Broadway Between 16th & 17th Sts Between 80th & 81st Sts New York, NY 10003 New York, NY 10024 +1.212.788.7476 +1.212.787.2000 OtherMurray’s Cheese Nitehawk 254 Bleecker St 136 Metropolitan Ave Between Leroy & Cornelia Sts Between Wythe Ave & Berry St New York, NY 10014 Brooklyn, NY 11211 + +1.718.384.3980Northern Spy Food Co. 511 E 12th St Between Avenue B & Avenue A New York, NY 10009 + 89
  90. 90. 1. Empellón Cocina 11. Pouring Ribbons 19. Momofuku Milk Bar 2. Bohemian 12. Yopparai 20. La Churreria 3. Co. 13. Terroir Tribeca 21. Doughnut Plant 4. Burger Joint 14. ABC Beer Co. 22. Papabubble 5. Momofuku 15. Everyman Espresso 23. Mast Brothers 6. Hecho en Dumbo Chocolateopyright 2012 Caitlin Zaino 16. Stumptown 7. Red Rooster Coffee Roasters Harlem 17. Abraço 8. The Breslin 18. O Café 9. Crif Dogs 10. Jeepney 28 3 8th Ave 18 Chelsea 7th Ave 16 Washington 8 Square Park 5th Ave 4th St 14th St 23rd St 34th St 42nd St 13 15 Lafayette St 2 Park A 23 22 Soho 6 15 Lexin ery 20 29 Bow 5 19 Br 17 1 5 10 1st Ave ook 9 St Essex lyn 27 12 11 Houston 21 East idge Br Lower 14 Village East Side Brooklyn St Williams East River burg Brid ge 90
  91. 91. 24. La Boite à Epice 28. Chelsea Market 25. Kitchen Arts 29. Fulton Stall Market & Letters + New Amsterdam Market 26. Harlem Shambles 27. Saxelby Cheesemongers 24 11th Ave Upper West Side y dwa Broa 19 26 Harlem Central Park Lenox Ave 7 19 4 59th St 65th St 79th St 86th St 96th St 110th St 116th St Avengton Ave 25 Upper East Side W S N E 91
  92. 92. PHOTOGRAPHERS Cover Ruben Colomer on Flick Pg 26 Top: Alice Gao (-Ruben-) From left to right: Pg 02-03 1982Chris911 on Flickr Image via Robb Report (Thank you 1.000.000 Times) @AndrewJacobWarren Pg 04-05 April Younglove on Instagram, on Flickr (aprilskiver) Paul Wagtouicz, Robb Report Pg 06-07 The Breslin Bar and Dining Room’s Pg 27 From left to right: website Robyn Lee on Flickr (roboppy), Yopparai on Facebook, Pg 08–09 All photos are duplicates from Christopher G. Moy, the relevant pages corresponding Andrew Lin on Instragm (lindrew) to each location. Pg 28 Kat Bryant Pg 10 Left: Edsel Little on Flickr (Edsel L) Pg 29 Top: ABC Beer Co. on Facebook Top: Matt Ducker Bottom right: ABC Co.’s Website Bottom: Adam Goldberg on Pg 30 From left to right: Flickr (ALifeWorthEating) @majman on Instagram, @janeanger on Instagram, Pg 11 Michael T. on Flickr Opening Ceremony New News, (nicknamemiket) Everyman Espresso on Tumblr, Pg 12–13 Co. on Facebook Ray Lam on Instagram (@vurt) Pg 14 Top: Burger Joint on Facebook Pg 31 Top left: Stumptown Coffee Bottom left: Vincent Desjardins Roasters on Facebook on Flickr Top right: Robert Rowe Bottom right: Greg Ma Bottom: Stumptown Coffee on Flickr (Yogma) Roaster’s Website Pg 15 Top right: Pg 32 Abraço on Facebook Lindsay Rhee on Flickr (linsters) Pg 33 O Café’s website Bottom right: Pg 34-35 Papabubble on Flickr (papabubble.es) Momofuku on Facebook Pg 36–37 All photos are duplicates from Pg 16 Hecho en Dumbo on Facebook the relevant pages corresponding Pg 17 Left: Sarah Ackerman to each location. on Flickr (Sarah_Ackerman) Pg 38 Momofuku Milk Bar on Facebook Top right: Red Rooster Harlem Pg 39 La Churreria on Facebook on Facebook Pg 40 Doughnut Plant on Facebook Bottom right: Marcus Samuelsson’s Website Pg 41 Top left: Peter Ash Lee Pg 18-19 The Breslin Bar and Dining Room’s Top right: Seth Smoot website for Remodelista Pg 20 Top left: Eric Litmer on Instagram Bottom: Lindsay Comer on Flickr (lindz.comer) Bottom left: Crif Dogs on Facebook Pg 42 Top left: Mast Brothers Chocolate Right: Luke D on Instagram on Facebook (@ldivita) Bottom left: Image via Glenwood Pg 21 Jeepney on Facebook Right: Mast Brothers Chocolate Pg 22-23 Jenny Downing on Flickr on Facebook Pg 24–25 All photos are duplicates from Pg 43 Top left: Ibid. the relevant pages corresponding to each location. Top right: Image via Garance Doré92 Bottom: Mast Brothers Chocolate on Facebook
  93. 93. Pg 44-45 Brooklyn Brine on Facebook Pg 66 Semio on Flickr Pg 46–47 All photos are duplicates from Pg 70-71 Top left: Brooklyn Fare the relevant pages corresponding on Facebook to each location. Top right: Ibid.Pg 48 Top left: Marilynn K. Yee Bottom left: Ibid. Top right: THOR on Flickr Bottom right: Jooeon Kim (geishaboy500) Pg 72-73 Top left: Rye on Facebook Bottom left: Ibid. Top right: Nitehawk on Facebook Bottom right: La Boite à Epice Center: Rye on FacebookPg 49 Kitchen Arts & Letters on Facebook Bottom left: IbidPg 50 Top left: Harlem Shambles on Facebook Bottom right: Nitehawk on Facebook Top right: Blake Adair Bachman on Instagram (@bachman) Pg 74-75 Top left: Image via Shiny Brite Bottom left: Dave Cook Bottom left: Image via Je Blague on Flickr (Eating in Translation) Top right: Phil Kline for NYC Go Bottom right: Harlem Gal Inc. Bottom right: Jen CarlsonPg 51 First top left: Saxelby for Gothamist Cheesemongers on Facebook Right: The SoHo Second top left: Ibid. Pg 76-78 Rob Larsen on Flickr (Rob React) Right: Image via ZsaZsa Bellagio Pg 78 From left to right: South of Main St, Bottom: Saxelby Cheesemongers Brooklyn Brine on Facebook, on Facebook Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s Website, ABC Beer Co’s WebsitePg 52-53 Jen Carlson for Gothamist Pg 80-81 Lachlan Hardy on FlickrPg 54 Image via Sweet Tarte Pg 82-89 All photos are duplicates fromPg 55 Brooklyn Brine on Facebook the relevant pages correspondingPg 56 Empire Mayonnaise to each location. on Facebook pg 90 Left: Atlantic YachtingPg 57 Top left: Andrew’s Honey’s website Right: Fabio Felipe on Flickr Top right: Empire Mayonnaise’s (Felipegonzales) website pg 91 Top left: @Robert Doran Middle: Alina Karas on Instagram on Instagram (robdoran) (@alinakaras) Top right: Pat Guiney on Flickr Bottom left:: Dino Giordano (Mr. Mystery) on Flickr (alsjhc) Bottom: 24gotham on Tumblr Bottom right: Siona Karen on FlickrPg 58-59 Ruthanne Reid on Flickr (thisreidwrite)Pg 60–61 All photos are duplicates from the relevant pages corresponding to each location.Pg 62-63 Chelsea Market on FacebookPg 64-65 Bottom left: Fulton Stall Market on Facebook Rest: New Amsterdam Market 93 on Facebook
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