I went to New York to eat, explore and to be inspired. Of course this trip wasn’t just about food, because there are so many other things to do. Bit I feel like New York is also so closely connected to its food, it’s a strong part of the culture so you can’t avoid it wether you want it or not. There are food trucks selling tacos and chicken, 1 dollar pizza slices on every corner, sweet sticky dougnuts, and the finest of fine dining. You can find all of the worlds cultures represented in food all over this great city.
As some of you know, I will be opening a café in the beginning of next year. When in New York I took the opportunity to collect a lot of inspiration and in this post I would like to share some of the food experiences I had.
It’s not a must to spend a fortune for a great and exciting meal in New York, which I really appreciate since I’m not really a fine dining type of girl. One of our favourite places (my boyfriend would go back everyday if I didn’t inist we tried something new), is a humble Cuban restaruant called Tina’s. The interior is not pretty and the fluorescent lights isn’t flattering for anyone, the least the food. But the food is so delicious! How about sweet fried plantains, or savory ones, cheese filled empanadas with potato salad on the side. Come here very hungry and leave ever so full, but with a happy wallet. When we didn’t have cuban food we tried frozen yoghurt, burgers and the best cheesecake at Eileen’s Cheesecake. Another favourite spot of ours is Nitehawk Cinema, where you can eat and have coctails WHILE watching a movie, it’s like a dream come true. But I obvously don’t have any pictures from there.
A lot of the pictures are from breakfasts, lunches and brunches because this was my main food focus, but it is also very hard to take appitizing pictures of dinner food when it’s dark!
We had a lot of avocado toasts, it felt like at least once a day, but that’s okay because most of the time they were great. Avocado toast, anything in a bowl, smoothies and strange drinks like maple water and PH-soda seemed to be all the rage in New York at the moment! A mix of all these „new“ things and the old is something I really appreciate and I can’t wait to go back again!