This past Friday when I was in NYC, Aileen and I went on a lovely tour in the city. Part of my birthday present from Aileen was this tour, we just had to decide when we were going to go! Since I was coming up on Thursday to see the opera, we had the whole day Friday to frolic around the city and go on this tour.
I don’t think you could give a food blogger a better birthday gift than the Foods of NY Tour. It was really fun! The whole tour lasted 3.5 hours and we walked all over Greenwich.
We started off with a slice of pizza from Joe’s Pizza. It was really good and apparently Joe’s is pretty popular with the locals.
Next we hit up Faicco’s Italian Specialties.
We had an amazing rice ball. It was huge and full of fabulous seasonings and spices. I loved it!
Another cool thing about the tour was that our guide gave us all this history about different restaurants and pointed out all these fun facts!
PS- Did I mention Friday was FREEZING?? We didn’t realize that the tour was going to be mostly outside when we decided to go. Hence al the people totally bundled up below.
We saw TONS of cute restaurants we want to go eat at. Also the big doors below is where they just finished filming a Food Network show. Awesome!
Conrelia’s Street Cafe was super cute!
I loved the 28 and 28 1/2 doors! Where else can you find a 1/2 address? Who lives there??
Palma was another amazing restaurant. One of the chef there brings breakfast to Alicia Silverstone every morning! Coolness! At Palma we tried cavolfiore Palma which was
sauteed cauliflower with roasted pine nuts and currants. Yum!
Next up was Soy & Sake Vegetarian Restaurant. Pretty much everything we tried and that was offered to us was veggie friendly. It was a nice change of pace.
At Soy & Sake they gave us a bento box with lots of good veggie options. It was very yummy!
Some more history on the tour – The sign on the left states that this was the house that Washington Irving lived in. He is the author of Sleepy Hallow. I also loved that the house next to Irving’s house had a sign that said “ On this site in 1897 nothing happened.” Comical.
Next up we stopped at Milk & Cookies. If you can’t tell by the cuteness outside, this place was nice, and it smelled even better!
Here we tasted a massive oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Milk & Cookies is the home to the city’s best brownie. I tried to get fiancé one, but they were fresh out!
The cookie was very yummy! <check me out all bundled up…sexxy!> They even made doggie treats! I took this pic. for Jackson!
Aileen and I had a great time on this tour. Our only wish was that it was a tad bit warmer!
In this picture, can you see the city’s narrowest house? It’s less than 10 feet wide! I believe its also on the market for 2.75 mill! Craziness! I would love to see the inside of it though!
This is the sacred spot of FRIENDS! Its where Monica lived. I love Friends! It was so cool to see this spot!
After our little walk around the block and hit up Murray’s Cheese shop. It was pure cheese heaven. We got a tray of samples, I had this plate x 3. The cheese, cheese puff, mini pickle and even more was amazing. I was in pure cheese heaven!
Last stop on the tour was dessert! We had cannoli’s from Rocco’s. It was homemade cannoli bliss. The perfect ending to the tour.
Despite the cold weather, we had a blast on this tour. It was so cool going all around Greenwich and checking out all the different restaurants, tasting all this amazing food and seeing the sights. I had a great time. Foods of NY has a bunch of other tours, I totally want to check out them all!
Have you ever been on a food tour before?