This past Friday when I was in NYC, Aileen and I went on a lovely tour in the city. Part of my birthday present from Aileen was this tour, we just had to decide when we were going to go! Since I was coming up on Thursday to see the opera, we had the whole day Friday to frolic around the city and go on this tour.
I don’t think you could give a food blogger a better birthday gift than the Foods of NY Tour. It was really fun! The whole tour lasted 3.5 hours and we walked all over Greenwich.
We started off with a slice of pizza from Joe’s Pizza. It was really good and apparently Joe’s is pretty popular with the locals.
Next we hit up Faicco’s Italian Specialties.
We had an amazing rice ball. It was huge and full of fabulous seasonings and spices. I loved it!
Another cool thing about the tour was that our guide gave us all this history about different restaurants and pointed out all these fun facts!
PS- Did I mention Friday was FREEZING?? We didn’t realize that the tour was going to be mostly outside when we decided to go. Hence al the people totally bundled up below.
We saw TONS of cute restaurants we want to go eat at. Also the big doors below is where they just finished filming a Food Network show. Awesome!
Conrelia’s Street Cafe was super cute!
I loved the 28 and 28 1/2 doors! Where else can you find a 1/2 address? Who lives there??
Palma was another amazing restaurant. One of the chef there brings breakfast to Alicia Silverstone every morning! Coolness! At Palma we tried cavolfiore Palma which was
sauteed cauliflower with roasted pine nuts and currants. Yum!
Next up was Soy & Sake Vegetarian Restaurant. Pretty much everything we tried and that was offered to us was veggie friendly. It was a nice change of pace.
At Soy & Sake they gave us a bento box with lots of good veggie options. It was very yummy!
Some more history on the tour – The sign on the left states that this was the house that Washington Irving lived in. He is the author of Sleepy Hallow. I also loved that the house next to Irving’s house had a sign that said “ On this site in 1897 nothing happened.” Comical.
Next up we stopped at Milk & Cookies. If you can’t tell by the cuteness outside, this place was nice, and it smelled even better!
Here we tasted a massive oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Milk & Cookies is the home to the city’s best brownie. I tried to get fiancé one, but they were fresh out!
The cookie was very yummy! <check me out all bundled up…sexxy!> They even made doggie treats! I took this pic. for Jackson!
Aileen and I had a great time on this tour. Our only wish was that it was a tad bit warmer!
In this picture, can you see the city’s narrowest house? It’s less than 10 feet wide! I believe its also on the market for 2.75 mill! Craziness! I would love to see the inside of it though!
This is the sacred spot of FRIENDS! Its where Monica lived. I love Friends! It was so cool to see this spot!
After our little walk around the block and hit up Murray’s Cheese shop. It was pure cheese heaven. We got a tray of samples, I had this plate x 3. The cheese, cheese puff, mini pickle and even more was amazing. I was in pure cheese heaven!
Last stop on the tour was dessert! We had cannoli’s from Rocco’s. It was homemade cannoli bliss. The perfect ending to the tour.
Despite the cold weather, we had a blast on this tour. It was so cool going all around Greenwich and checking out all the different restaurants, tasting all this amazing food and seeing the sights. I had a great time. Foods of NY has a bunch of other tours, I totally want to check out them all!
Have you ever been on a food tour before?
at least all the food made the cold worth it!
im pretty sure i have seen every episode of friends. my cousin made me watch ALL OF IT during my first year of college.
I want to do that! Your tour looks so amazing and delicious. Love it! I want to live in that narrow house — if there was ever a case for a 1/2 address, THAT should be it.
I haven't done a food tour, but your pics make me want to!
I want to go inside the skinny house, too.
oh my goodness what a day! that is a fabulous gift idea and so cool the two of you could do it together. good that it seems you were walking from food to food, that way you are getting some fresh air and great tour, too, even though it was cold 🙂
I've never done a food tour before but it sounds awesome, especially in NY. Everything looked delicious, glad you had a great time!
I've never done a food tour… I didn't even know they existed! Thanks for sharing your experience. Now I want to try one next time I visit my sister in NYC.
An excellent restaurant to hang out!!
Ok…I know I am a foodie and have travelled quite a bit and been to lot many places but the one city which is always an extension of mine is undoubtedly New York. I am proud to wear my Nike NY cap and cheer my Basketball team without fail. I have been to almost all the food joints, restaurants, pubs and bars located in Manhattan and I must say they all are pretty good considering this age of twittering and Face book wherein if you fail once your name pops up on all the social networking websites with negative comments. This is a welcome change becoz ultimately we the customers become the king as shoddy service or bad quality food can easily land the owners into trouble.
But the one place which has succeeded in amazing me is the newly refurbished Restaurant named Point Break. Formerly named as Nation Restaurant & Bar, Point Break is a new Surf Bar located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. Now I remember sometime back I had been to this place when it had the old look and feel and I thought ok..seems to be an average place..what's the big deal? But even during my last visit when it was still in its old shape it served me excellent food and the service was razor sharp. So last Saturday when one of my friend threw a party and told me the venue to be a swanky new outlet which he was speaking so highly about I thought ok..let's try this one too. When he told me about the address I wasn't sure it was the same place but when I reached there the whole look and feel from Outside was changed and once I entered in, the earlier known Nation was truly looking like a break from the past and hats off this guy, I don't remember the name of the owner, but he has rightly renamed it as Point Break!! It appeals to the newer generation guys like me. We had a great time there. The menu featured old classics and new additions. I loved the wheel o' shots which made me crazy!! I had the fish tacos which was delicious..yummeee and it has got plenty of room for parties, the DJ that they had was great, excellent sound system as well and the drinks were strong and I had a look at the menu and thought the prices were pretty good.
Guys on top of it the next day when I searched this place on the internet, this restaurant has a Face book page too wherein they post photos and updates of recent happenings/parties and upcoming events/parties/offers too. They tweet also which is really nice thinking by the owner.
Anyways not wanting to sound like a paid blogger I would say as a foodie this restaurant is a nice one and I would not hesitate to give my recommendation for it to my guests coming in from out of town. Go and try once and do not hesitate to leave a comment once you are there. I know I am only going to get thumbs up from you all!!!
John Smith, NYC