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NYC food weekend advice and reassurance

hwertheim | | May 4, 2012 08:24 AM

Hello Chowhounders,

We are planning our food itinerary, and need a bit of reassurance/advice. We are budget-minded, mostly vegetarian (eat meat, just not much) and have been to New York several other times to eat. We walk a lot in between meals....


Dinner: St Anselm (I know this is in Brooklyn, but everything else is in Manhattan) for steak and truffle mashed potatoes. We want a good steak meal, and have heard this is affordable, good and fun. Also never been to Williamsburg.


Shopsin's for breakfast. This has been on my list for many trips, going to try it out. Should we anticipate a line-up on a weekday morning?

Wundee Siam for lunch. We wanted not to expensive Thai. I love super-spicy food, partner needs mild. Wanted to try Zabb Elee but don't think partner can find much to eat on the menu that is not spicy.

Motorino for dinner. We love good Neapolitan pizza. Really liked Keste last time, want to try Motorino, but open to other suggestions.


Clinton Street for breakfast

Kefi for lunch. Wanted inexpensive good Greek (cannot get it at home)

Da Andrea for dinner. We want really good home-made pasta, not too pricey....


Breakfast - suggestions? Not brunch, as we like to spend our actual mornings out and about, so it needs to be open early enough. Preferably not too carb-heavy as lunch will be heavy.

Streetcha for lunch. Partner adores home-made pierogies, and this sounds like fun, cheap food.

Take-out from Eataly (or Parm?) for the plane ride home....

We will also stop at Donut Plan (which we adored the last two times), Puddin' NYC, Levain for chocolate chip cookies, and City Bakery for croissant bagels/hot chocolate.

Thanks everyone.....