Dear New York, I love
you your food!
There is no doubt that I always eat well in NYC. This past trip was definitely awesome in the eats department. Here are my eats from June 16th, my wedding anniversary.
Bakeri – Brooklyn, NY
The North East has awesome bakeries and New York is one to be beat. My husband knows my perfect breakfast is a latte and croissant so he told me to find a bakery while we were in NY.
There is definitely no shortage of bakeries, but I thought the title of this place was cute. The entire place was quaint & absolutely satisfied my craving an authentic coffee house style fix.
I got a medium latte. Coffee makes my soul happy.
We shared a lemon doughnut type pastry, a chocolate croissant, a plain croissant, and a blueberry zucchini “rose.”
They started bringing more goodies out after we ordered so we also got some raspberry chocolate bread pudding.
All of it was so good. I could have easily racked up a tab there all day and eaten my body weight in delicious hand baked pastries. If you’re ever in Brooklyn, I’d highly recommend this place!
Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen – Brooklyn, NY
After breakfast we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for a bit. We needed to find a lunch place that was fast and close so we went to Yelp for some recommendations. This little restaurant popped up that serves mostly grilled cheese. Sold.
I got a jalapeno popper style grilled cheese with cream cheese, cheddar, jalapenos, red peppers, & perfectly crispy bread.
The own was there and was chatting us up. Super nice guy! He even gave us a free sample of a new menu item that was like a frittata and quiche combined. It was all excellent and made for a great quick lunch.
The Greek – New York, NY
After lunch, we went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was a full afternoon and we also got completely poured on by rain. By dinner time, we were so ready for a nice meal, plus it was our anniversary dinner so we opted for something a little fancier.
The Greek was such a cool restaurant.
We started with some of their complementary bread, oil, and garbanzo beans. It was kind of like a hummus dip, but not as spicy.
For an appetizer, we got spinach and feta stuffed filo dough.
They make their filo dough in house. You could definitely tell it was homemade and absolutely delicious.
We decided to order a second appetizer and main dish to split for an entree. We got fried feta cheese with roasted red peppers and honey.
What I really loved about this place was that the food was not only good, but their presentation was spot on. How cute is that little dish above?
We split a traditional Greek dish that had eggplant, sausage, cheese & other homemade goodness that I can’t describe. I can’t for the life of me get the photo to upload, so I’ll try again later. It didn’t look pretty but it was one of the tastiest things!
Claire did manage to fuss and scream thoughout this entire meal, but it was still great food & the waiter was very accomodating to the fact that we had a small child.
One of the reasons NYC is my favorite is because you pretty much can’t go wrong with food there. Everything is so rich, authentic, and gives me such a cultural experience.
Questions for You:
- What’s your perfect breakfast place?
- Have you ever had authentic Greek?