60 Days Left in NYC: My Eating Hit List, Summer 2015Monday, June 29, 2015
You guys, my imminent move back to California is finally happening. After 4 years of living in Manhattan, my move date is set for end of summer. That's 60 days away and I'm freaking out!
So YOU KNOW I've been making a list and checking it twice. My foodie list that is.
When thinking about what I'll miss the most from NYC, there's a few categories for me.
- The top of my list is all the Japanese food here - I'm thinking mainly izakayas (Hello: Sake Bar Hagi) and ramen, so you'll see a good amount of those on the list.
- Close second is Korean eats like Pocha 32's budae jjigae and the most amazing Korean Fried Chicken at Mad for Chicken. Truly the best kind of KFC.
- Delicious Italian food. Think amazing NYC Pizza from Marta or just the street corner. There's also fancy places like dell'anima that I'm dying to finally try.
- Cheap eats. Mamoun's in St. Mark's is a must and where am I going to get my Sichuan fix now? Will def pick up a bowl of X'ian Famous Food's Noodles. Then, there's Shake Shack which I don't think I can compare to In n Out since I'm a Cali girl at heart, but I do love those crinkle fries. Oh, and not sure how much this counts as a cheap eat, but Handy Nasty, I will never forget you and will definitely have to pay a visit to say goodbye.
It's definitely going to be a crazy 60 days of eating adventures...
Update: Here's a roundup of the restaurants we ended up going during July and then our last 30 days in August.
Fo'Sho Hitting These Up
New & Want to Try
|Takashi Ramen||Ramen Lab||Dassara Ramen|
Repeats of Food I'll Miss the Most
|Mad for Chicken||Kang Ho Dong||Ippudo|
|Totto Ramen||Pocha 32||Mourmon's|
|Shake Shack||X'ian Famous Foods||2nd Ave Deli|
|Sake Bar Hagi||Curry Ya||Han Dynasty|
|Desnuda||Halal Guys||Sushi Dojo|
Want to go if I have time
Italian & Pizza
|Carbone||Parm||il Buco Alimentari & Vineria|
|15 East||Hakata Tonton|
Bagels & Brunch
|Brooklyn Bagel||Black Seed Bagels||Russ & Daughters Café|
|Clinton Street Bakery||Élan|
Other Good Eats
|Betony||Momofuku Ko||The Dutch|
|Spotted Pig||Breslin||M. Wells Steakhouse|
|Wolfgang's Steakhouse||BLT Prime||Little Beet Table|