Thursday morning, we walked to Chelsea Market and met up with a small group for a Foods of New York Tour. Our guide Darryl, a delightfully funny actor who often broke out in song, entertained us for three hours as we ate our way through Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District.
Sweet treats become works of art at Eleni's, where we indulged in mini red velvet cupcakes.
We visited Chelsea Wine Vault,
and sampled the best chocolate milk ever at Ronnybrook Dairy's Milk Bar.
Spices and Teas was an olfactory delight.
At Lucy's Whey we were treated to both cheddar cheese and a gourmet grilled cheese panini.
Buon Italia's mushroom quiche tasted like it could have come from my grandmother's kitchen. Sausage rolls were next...
The Manhattan Fruit Exchange was well-stocked with colorful, exotic produce.
We were pretty full at this point, but there is always room for chocolate! Check out those chocolate shoes from Jacques Torres.
We enjoyed a scone with jam and marmalade at Sarabeth's.
The temperature was nearing 90 as we made out way outdoors again for a stroll on the High Line.
Our tour ended in the Meatpacking district. A table for fifteen awaited at Macelleria... as did homemade pasta with bolognese sauce!
Needless to say, we weren't hungry for dinner. Foods of New York offers food and culture walking tours of other neighborhoods in the city, too. You can be sure they're on my NYC "To Do" list!
And if you haven't laughed yet today, be sure to check out my photo of the Chelsea Market book exchange.
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