Looking for good eats in NYC? It's a culinary world of its own, and "diversity" is the watchword. On Sunday, here is where Calvin Trillin took the "Come Hungry" crew, as part of the New Yorker Festival:
Murray's Cheese Shop and Faicco's Pork Store, 254 and 260 Bleecker Street. Great cheese and meat: Pecorino Toscano and Soppressata, in this case.
Blue Ribbon Bakery Market, 14 Bedford Street. All faiths will love the savory matzoh crackers. Bedford Street is good for restaurants, too.
Green Sandwich. Store on southwest corner of Forsyth Street and East Broadway, under the Manhattan Bridge. Ours was delivered. Hot roll and vegetable insides. Green, but what sort of greens? No one knew. Tasty!
Grandaisy Bakery, 73 Sullivan Street (between Spring and Broome Streets). They provided potato pizza and cauliflower pizza. Also tasty!! Particularly the cauliflower!
Despaña, 408 Broome Street. We had Spanish tortilla. A Spanish food import store, with in-store eating.
Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich, 369 Broome Street (at Mott Street). The Vietnamese summer rolls are delicious!!
DiPalo's Fine Foods, 200 Grand Street (at Mott Street). Really, really, really fresh mozzarella. Never had better.
Banh Mi Saigon Bakery, 198 Grand Street, is just the place for a Vietnamese pork sandwich. Plain or spicy. Really good!
Xi'an Famous Foods, 106 Forsyth Street. Check the picture. That's it! Lamb and cumin sandwiches. To die for.
Sheng Wang, 27 Eldridge Street. Here's for soup and dumplings. I think it's a sit down place, with actual restroom facilities. I never found out. I had to sprint for my plane back to real life in Santa Cruz. Sorry to leave that "Come Hungry" world!
Anyway, now you know where to go for a lot of really great and unusual food, when you are next in New York City. It is a world in and of itself.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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