When I'm in New York I try to seek out food and sweets that I have a harder time finding here in Paris. We have many amazing restaurants and pastries here but we don't have everything. Really good doughnuts and simple fried chicken are just two examples from my list of food that I can't seem to track down when in the French capital. But thanks to all my amazing friends who are lucky enough to call New York home (and who knows me a little bit too well by know...) I managed to satisfy my cravings for all the delicious things I had been missing since my last visit. Japanese sushi, Italian risotto, Australian coffee, Thai soup, French croquembouche, Korean barbecue, Indian pancakes, American burgers and Swedish candy – you can literally find anything in that city. And yes, we ate it all.
A few food favourites from my New York-visit this time around? Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, doughnuts from Doughnut Plant (favourite flavours were: coffee, tres leches and carrot cake), fried rice and Pad thai at Laut, burgers from Shake Shack, coffee at these places, Italian at Maialino, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Korean barbecue somewhere (yes, stupid me I totally forgot) in Koreatown, lunch at Westville, Swedish candy from Sockerbit, another lunch at The Cleveland, delicious risotto and fries at Lafayette, afternoon tea at Bergdorf & Goodman, more coffee at Bowery Coffee, Stumptown Coffee and Intelligentsia, yummy brunch from Saxon + Parole and absolute cake-heaven at The Little Cupcake Bakeshop.