Let me say that Leigh and I didn't go to NY necessarily for the food. We didn't go to any fancy schmancy restaurants simply because that wasn't how we wanted to spend our money. We had decided that we were there for the plays and not the food. Having said that, we also didn't want to go to places that we had here at home. We still wanted to eat NY food, but spend reasonably. And, let me just say, that it can be done! We split all our meals and the most we spent was $15 a piece.
The first night, we ate at John's Pizzeria in Times Square. True authentic NY brick-oven pizza and the atmosphere was great. One wall was a black and white mural. Leigh had been before so she suggested it and the pizza was SO good!! We even ate the crust!
We had bagels at Bagel Stix on 8th Avenue. OMGoodness! This place had every type of bagel and muffin imaginable and the cutest pink poodle cupcakes in the world! If I knew I could have gotten one home for Baby Girl, I would have bought one! Word of warning: tell them light on the cream cheese. They like to layer it on the bagels pretty thick.
If you are fortunate enough to have a Food Emporium near you, then I think you are the luckiest person in the world! Fresh salads, sushi, hot or cold meals to go, every juice beverage known to man, the best chocolate muffins in the world...who could ask for more?! The little jewel wasn't even hardly a block away from our hotel and we frequented it alot! I even bought my employees small "witch" brownies in different assortments. One night, we weren't really that hungry, so Leigh opted for sushi and I got a Caesar salad. So good! Then!...on our way back to the hotel after seeing Wicked, we stopped in and bought these wonderful little things.....
My Oreo Cheesecake