New York food porn 2011

New York food

Scott and I get back to New York to visit friends and family about once a year. Well, we pretend we’re there to visit, but mostly we are there to eat. Here are some of the culinary highlights from our most recent visit (those marked * were my absolute favorites from this trip).

Mmmm melty... breakfast sandwich at Penelope

Penelope is a cute little midtown cafe with yummy breakfasts. Luckily our jet lag helped us beat the crowd, since they don’t take reservations and the whole place was full by 9am on a Monday.

Vegetarian borscht at Veselka

*Veselka is a 24-hour Ukrainian diner with an amazing vegetarian plate (and some good meaty stuff, too). I never thought I’d say this about stuffed cabbage, but their veggie stuffed cabbage with mushroom gravy was devine. The borscht was also pretty great. Thanks to Juliette for the recommendation she left on my last NYC food post!

Dinner at El Parador

*El Parador gave us our Mexican fix. Mmmmm chiles rellenos. Mmmmm margaritas.

breakfast at the Moonstruck Diner

The Moonstruck Diner offered us a very American breakfast one morning, complete with lots of coffee refills and a surly waitress. Just look at that pile of hash browns.

dinner Hane Sushi

*Hane Sushi has some creative stuff on the menu (like avocado and peanut rolls).

Tea from Alice's Tea Cup

Alice’s Tea Cup is a cute place for breakfast (and/or tea) on the Upper East Side. The tea menu goes on forever. My eggs florentine came on a very tasty scone; Scott loved his pumpkin pancakes.

Tom yum and dumplings at Eat

We had a cheap, yummy Thai lunch at Eat. Drunken noodles, tom yum, dumplings, basil tofu…. mmm.

paella at Havana

Havana Alma de Cuba was a nice place for Cuban food and big pitchers of sangria. We dined on tasty veggie paella and stuffed squid; the fried plantains were the best.

Wow, we did a lot of eating this time. I’m going to have to divide this post up. Stay tuned for part 2: the vegetarian restaurants.

Any New York eateries you think we should try next trip?

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6 thoughts on “New York food porn 2011

  1. I read “Food Porn” and immediately clicked on follow. The hane sushi looks so good… sometimes when I eat prawns I ignore everything but the heads.

  2. yay, you went to Veselka’s! I know, I never thought I’d like half the stuff on their menu only to try it and find out I loved it all.

    Gosh, Alice’s Tea Cup wins the prize for most adorable drip catchers ever; too bad the tea stains always make the sponges look icky though. Will nobody invent a nice looking drip catcher?

    And yeah, traveling is often so much about the food for me/us. My dad likes to call it “destination food”. =P Next week I’m all about Calabash shrimp and vinegar BBQ! =)
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  3. This is beeeautiful! Nice shots. All of the enjoyment and none of the calories. perfect after my big lunch :-)

  4. I love visiting posts that features food, makes me appreciate life more. I always wanted to try Cuban food, the photos you took looks great Jul, they are mouth watering. Eating in the same pan and using my hands is very interesting. I am so excited to go to the places you have suggested.

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