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Eating Through the Big Apple – Part Deux

Sorry, you missed Part 1? Check it out here


Before I start the story of pictures, I just want to mention, that you no longer need to travel the globe to experience the best in pizza, pasta or even pastries – Just go to spoiled rotten (so jealous I can’t stand it) New York City! A year ago the Eataly mothership of the best of Italy landed across from Madision Square Park and this year NYC is getting the famed Laudree, one of the best patisseries in the world right off the Champs Elysees in Paris. NYC is the closest and best melting pot food playground– if you haven’t been in a while – it’s time to go, but bring your elastic pants for the way home!

Traveling for work or pleasure, NYC is fortunately a safe haven for the uber health conscience. I could travel there every week for work and could almost never miss my home cooking.

A few weeks ago I was up in NYC again and this is what I experienced….Enjoy!


After work – I met Liz for a (HUGE) celebratory glass of champagne at Le Meridien – She just got engaged! I did not touch the bar snacks because I had a bag of raw granola and a cacao macaroon an hour before.

I bought 4 bags. Caffarel Gianduotti is my FAVORITE Italian chocolate! 


I left with a big bag of italian goodness. Budget at least 2-4 hours for this place, especially if you decide to eat there. The shopping alone took us an hour and we still didn’t see everything.
Pure Food and Wine
For Dinner that night – we met Liz’s Fiancee Brian at Pure Food and Wine – He decided on an organic beer – because….well…. they only have organic 🙂




We shared everything!


You see they serve Live Food not Dead Food
I was so excited – What I ordered looked incredible
After having the biggest lunch ever, I headed back to work for some more very long meetings. Before my flight, I met up with Liz again for a quick hour and we went to Organic Avenue to find something for me to take on the plane back home for dinner


Thank you NYC for keeping me heathly 🙂

If you have questions follow me on facebook and ask away!

Check out the links here for more information about the places I visited:
Le Parker Meridien Knave Bar
Bouchon Bakery
Henri Bendel
Pure Food and Wine
Organic Avenue

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9 responses to “Eating Through the Big Apple – Part Deux

    1. Liz – I wish you could be FB’s full time photographer. Please move back to NC! Have you and Brian eaten at Eataly yet?

  1. I love your website! I’m so happy to have found it. Do you still eat vegetables when you’re out even when they are not organic?

  2. The lychee has a history and cultivation going back as far as 2000 BC according to records in China. Cultivation began in the area of southern China, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Wild trees still grow in parts of southern China and on Hainan Island. There are many stories of the fruit’s use as a delicacy in the Chinese Imperial Court. It was first described and introduced to the west in 1782…:-.

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  3. just wondering when going on a trip flying is taking the food & juices through security a problem when flying?

    1. Hi Evy – you cannot take the juice through security (she was just showing the juices – she didn’t buy them) but she has never had a problem with the food.

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