Time flies when we're having fun!!! Again, we've been to NY for 6 days this year. We didn't do anything special but walked around the city and tried many different kinds of foods from around the world. Surprisingly, the city is changing every year so we find new shops and restaurants every time we visit!!! That is why we never get bored visiting NY and we LOVE NY :)
It was our first time to use Haneda airport because Narita was too expensive this year. However, if you use Haneda, the departure time to NY is 6AM, therefore you must sleep overnight at the airport (or find a hotel near the airport) to check in at 4AM, which is pretty tiring… Instead, you can arrive in NY early in the morning (6AM). As soon as we arrived in the city, we had brunch at Prune (there was a 45min line but worth the wait!). Then we walked around SoHo. My favorite shop there is Sur La Table! For dinner, we've been to our place of memories (Rink Bar and Cafe) where we first dated together :)
We shopped around Union Square in the morning and had brunch at Gustorganics. Then we bought many shoes at DSW. Sometimes we can't find any shoes we like, but this year they had a good selection of shoes. We walked around Little Italy to find Zeppole, but we couldn't find it… China town was too crowded to walk, so we headed back to uptown. We had a great Brazilian food at Casa Restaurant for dinner.
Pret A Manger is one of my favorite cafe to have a breakfast. I feel very healthy eating their food. At noon, we met my friends from college. Then shopped around 5th Avenue (very standard but fun). However it was high 90s and the heat made us so tired that we don't remember how many times we went back to the hotel to have a nap for the first few days. LOL For dinner, we went to Mercadito Grove. Their tacos were authentic!!!
We had American breakfast at Peels. Then we walked down Upper West Side from 96th :) There are many interesting shops there, so we love to walk there. Shops closed early on the Independence Day, so we had early dinner at Thailand Cafe. We walked back (40 blocks) to our hotel. We used to do that after dinner when we lived in NY. hehe It was very hot outside, so we decided to see the fireworks on TV. How lazy. But our purpose of this trip is to spend a relaxing time, so that was a great idea!
We had brunch at Cafe Select. They serve Swiss foods. We tried Polenta with eggs. Very interesting (actually I once received a request for this recipe). Then we walked around Williamsburg. Nothing special but hot. haha For snack, we shared a famous lobster roll (30 bucks) at Mary's Fish Camp. It was really good. While writing this, I just remembered that I forgot to buy a can of lobster during the stay. dumb… We had dinner at Market Table. Very cozy and relaxing restaurant! I wrote a message on their notebook. I hope you can find mine. hehe
Of course, we went to The Pond of Central Park where my darling proposed me 3 years ago :) We bought sandwiches and had a breakfast outside. Then we had a walk in the Central Park. There were many expensive shops on Madison Avenue. Nothing was affordable but we had a coffee break at Nespresso. In the evening, my darling said he wants to drink Apple Cider at Union Square. I don't know why he said that in the last minute, but luckily it was available! whew… We had our last dinner at Smorgas Chef Restaurant (Scandinavian Restaurant). Their famous meatballs were great!!!
Our flight was in the evening, so We had brunch at Hudson clearwater and walked around the city before we left at 3PM. The flight time was at 7PM, so we had a good sleep on the plane.
Sorry for my lousy typing…
I wrote mostly about the restaurants we tried, because I know eating delicious food is the most important thing, and it makes you happy during the stay. I think our selection of restaurants was EXCELLENT!!! I will link to their websites, so I hope you find them informative.
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