Attention foodies planning to visit NYC:
Here is some info on four "must-go" places for foodies visiting NYC.
1. Zabar's - Zabars, at 83rd & Broadway, is legendary; it's probably the premiere place for foodies to visit. And, interestingly, most of the stuff at Zabar's is very reasonably priced.
2. A short walk down Broadway is Citarella's, which is primarily a fish store but also has other interesting stuff. Broadway & 74th.
3. Balducci's - I forget where Balducci's is, but also welll worth a visit.
4. Be sure to go out to Flushing, NY, which is a kind of "little Asia". There are Asian food stores of every type and description. In particular, there's a fabulous, amazing Korean supermarket, the likes of which you've never seen before. Definitely well worth a visit. If your mate isn't so enthusiastic about going, Shea Stadium is nearby, so take her to a ball game or something. Flushing is the end of the line of the IRT--I think it's the # 7 train.
(Oh. And there's also a very large japanese supermarket on the river in Jersay; I was there some years ago. The name *might* be Yaohan, and if I'm recalling correctly, it wasn't too far from the George Washington Bridge in Jersey.)