New York: All the Food!

We ate a LOT of food in New York.  With the possible exception of a corndog and a dodgy street hotdog, I enjoyed every mouthful!

First up is Joe’s Diner, better known as the restaurant shown in Seinfeld. We made the pilgrimage up to Morningside Heights purely to visit this place as Kieran loves Seinfeld. Well, I dragged him to Carrie Bradshaw’s house, so it’s only fair! We were told not to eat there, but we risked it and had a bagel with cream cheese and lox, which was lovely!

Pizza! I’ve always wanted to try a proper New York pizza, one sold by the slice that droops slightly when you pick it up. New York did not disappoint on this front. Our favourite pizza by far was from chain Famiglia.

Katz’ Deli: the infamous diner where Meg Ryan had a great time. Well, so did we. The pastrami and corned beef were phenomenal – so unlike anything we can get in the UK. Can loaded sandwiches with proper fillings be the next food trend please?!

Pie. You can’t go to the US without trying some pie. And as we learned, when it comes to pie, they don’t mess about!

chocca rocca pie: pie crust with chocolate mousse, chocolate cake and crushed snickers and reeses pieces.
chocca rocca pie: pie crust with chocolate mousse, chocolate cake and crushed snickers and reeses pieces.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all. I have to admit, I was a bit scared of eating everything drenched in sugar. But pancakes, with bacon and maple is a breakfast to die for.

BBQ. We entered Bone Lick Park for the $1 beer and $4 mojitos. We stayed for the beef short ribs. My GOD they were good.

And a lot of street food, including a corndog. Or what is essentially a sausage wrapped in cake. Americans have a really sweet tooth.