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Thoughts on itinerary? 30s Couple from Alabama on 1st trip

themandy | Sep 6, 201306:38 PM

Hello everyone! My husband and I will be traveling to NYC next Saturday. It's the first trip for both of us. If it matters, we're staying on W 14th. I'm one of those people that loves to plan (and loves to eat), so I've got a whole food itinerary worked out.

I'd love any thoughts/suggestions on my picks. Please let me know if I've left any glaring holes in my plan. I've tried to focus on cuisines that we can't get at home because we love to try new things.

Our hotel offers a lovely breakfast, so we'll probably be taking advantage of that most days. We're not big morning eaters anyway. I'll probably pick up a bagel at Murray's one morning just because we're close.

Saturday -
Dinner at Txikito

Sunday -
Brunch at August
Pre-theater dinner at Gazala’s Place
Post-theater drinks/snacks at Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar or Buvette

Monday -
Lunch at Num Pang
Dinner at Eleven Madison Park

Tuesday -
Lunch at Momofuku Ssam Bar
Dinner at Celeste (Or other Italian in the same price range with a similar feel- I'm open to suggestions in any neighborhood.)

Wednesday -
Lunch - Open to suggestions where I can get something relatively healthy and under $20pp. I'll be at the Fashion Institute of Technology that afternoon if there is anywhere decent to eat nearby.
Drinks at Dead Rabbit Parlour
Dinner at Motorino

Thursday -
Abbreviated Lower East Side food tour for lunch-
Russ and Daughters
Ray’s Candy
The Pickle Guys
Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery
Il Laboratorio del Gelato
Dinner at Shake Shack
Late night at Buvette

Friday -
Mini Chinatown food tour -
Golden Steamer
Xi’an Famous Foods
Bread Talk
Happy hour at Terroir
Dinner at Balthazar

Saturday -
Breakfast at Westville, Cafe Cluny or Buvette

Thank you all so much for your help! I've been reading the boards for weeks trying to plan this trip, and it's been a fantastic resource. I will definitely follow up with some kind of trip report after we get home.

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