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Food Vacation in NYC Dec 27-Jan1

PrincessStress | Dec 15, 2012 08:46 AM

Hi all,

I need some delicious food recommendations for my upcoming trip to NYC (Dec 27-Jan1). The last time i visited, i got some good recommendations from fellow chowhounders, but unfortunately was unable to visit all the places, so i pick and chose some to try out. I was in a food coma for those 4 days that i visited! And then i totally forgot to report back.

So here's a mini report of where i visited:
BonChon Chicken - hubby loved it and will prob make a trip there again this time around.
Katz - Was very good, if you got the fatty version. Lean version not so good.
Il Gelataire - Fell in love with the basil gelato!
Donut Plant - Best donuts i've had in my life! I tried the creme brulee donut which is smaller than the rest, but perfect size i think.
Shake Shack - Love the mushroom stuffed with cheese. We have a burger place in Toronto that has something similar (The Burger Priest)
Spotted Pig - The fanciest restaurant we visited on that trip. After all the heavy food, i had to get something light. I think i got a mozerella, mashed peas and something salad. Delicious.
Magnolia - As the other chowhounders mentioned, cupcakes thumbs down, but the banana pudding OMG. I almost ate the entire thing myself.
Luke's Lobster - Love it! So fresh.
Dinosaur BBQ - We didnt' go to the brooklyn location, we went to the one in Syracuse on the way home. Love the wings.

So this time around, my friends (they love their foods and are adventurous) and i would love to try some new places. From my previous post, i've picked out ones that have been suggested, but I haven't tried yet. I will be staying around Union Square.

Two Little Red Hens - For their cupcakes
RUB BBQ - For bbq, which i'm sure the hubby would love
Caracas Arepa Bar - Maybe for a snack?
Ippudo - Ramen. Tried Momofuku ramen in Toronto and it was SO BAD! And all my friends keep saying ippudo is much better.
Keste Pizza & Vino - For their pizza
Momofuku Milk Bar - I didn't get a chance to try their crack pie. Hopefully i get a chance this time around.
Peter Lugers - Friend has kept bugging me to go, so will make the stop to try.
Burger Joint - Friend said burgers are awesome here and it's behind a curtain at a hotel?
Tehuitzingo Deli Grocery - I wanted to try this place last time too, but didn't get a chance. Mexican food is not the best in Toronto.

I definitely want to try some food trucks as Toronto is still lacking in those. But i'm just wondering because it's holiday season, if the food trucks will be out at all.

Any suggestions will be awesome!

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