Culinary travelogue Manhattan and New York

I was in New York for 5 days in early September. Hard to believe, but it was my first trip to New York. I've been to San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles several times, but I've only known the East Coast from staying overnight in a seedy airport motel in Philadelphia.
Well, New York - the stark opposite of the expanse of California and Nevada.
New York, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Brdige, Yellow Cab, Skyline, Manhattan
I know how to drive through the desert for thousands of miles, dine alone or go shopping in large malls. It was clear to me that I did not experience that in New York.
This city is just so incredibly big. And loud. And crazy!
All in a positive way, but a microcosm of its own.
In addition to classic tourist attractions (eg Empire State Building at night, Top of the Rock , Circle Line Cruises, 5th Ave and Central Park), which of course you have to have seen, I was, of course, again extremely interested in culinary terms. And was not disappointed!
Here are a few impressions and recommendations from me that all refer to Manhattan.
Williams Sonoma
10 Columbus Circle # 114, Manhattan, NY 10019
For any kind of kitchen accessories, baking utensils, crockery etc.
Williams Sonoma, Columbus Circle, Manhattan, New York, Time Warner Building, USA, Housewares, Shelves, Baking Accessories
In New York, I was in the Time Warner Building at Columbus Circle, right on the southwest tip of Central Park.
There's everything a hobby chef's and hobbyist's heart desires: of food processors over pots, baking forks
The stores are incredibly well decorated and decorated and I could spend hours browsing through them.
You can find your way around the site now as well order directly to Germany!
Bouchon Bakery
1 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan, NY 10016
http://bouchonbakery. com/
French-style café and bistro
Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller, Croissant, Cafe, Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Center, Coffee, Manhattan, New York, United States

I really wanted to To visit the Bouchon Bakery - that's for sure.
As a huge fan of the opulent book Bouchon Bakery *, this was an absolute must.
And after the branch in the Time Warner Building closed for refurbishment , we visited the café right on Rockefeller Plaza for breakfast.
As expected, the prices are quite salted, but our simple croissant and pain au chocolat were really delicious!

Magnolia Bakery
1240 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
THE Cupcake Cult Bakery

Magnolia Bakery, Cupcakes, Banana Pudding, Café, Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcake, Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan, New York , Borderland

The Magnolia Bakery became known not least through Sex and the City.Today it looks different again. At least the branches at Rockefeller Plaza and at Grand Central Station are busy, but not overcrowded.
I tried a Red Velvet cupcake when I was there, but the banana pudding is really THE star , So incredibly delicious that I have to try to make it at home! Fortunately, I have been in the closet for quite some time, The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook *. The cupcake was just too sweet and too powerful for me.

Union Square Greenmarket
Union Square, New York, NY 10017
http://www.grownyc. org/greenmarket-site/manhattan/union-square-greenmarket
Farmer's Market
 Farmers Market, Union Square, Market, Vegetables, Fruit, Cheese, Scone, Manhattan, New York, United States
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Whole Foods, Muffins, Fruit, Union Square, Manhattan, New York, United States

The Union Square Greenmarket is a 4 times a week Farmer's Market, located in the heart of Union Square.
Regional producers and businesses sell wonderful products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms, cheeses and dairy products, bread or flowers.
I liked the atmosphere very much. In the immediate vicinity of Union Square are also branches of organic supermarkets Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

The Highline
e. Access via Gansevoort Street, Meatpacking District
An old elevated railway line converted into a park

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The Highline, Manhattan, New York, United States , Park, Brooklyn Soda Works, Briskettown

A true highlight was the Highline! A beautiful spot of nature on a former elevated railway track, which you can stroll along on foot. With plenty of seating and views and lots of plants, this park invites you to linger.
I mention the Highline at this point especially because it offers some very special culinary delights.
We are in the Meatpacking District on the Gansevoort Street started and ran through the highline north to the end.
About halfway along the route there is a dining area, which is not only used by tourists, but apparently also by city dwellers who spend their lunch break there There is a Mexican stall, ice cream shop, ice pops, ice cream sandwiches and sodas. Our highlight was Briskettown: there was wonderfully tender and juicy roast beef as a sandwich.You do not have to fly to the US to eat good burgers ...

Le Pain Quotidien
70 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
http ://
Bakery and Café

 Le Pain Quotidien, Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York, United States, Bread, Breakfast, Cafe

On our last day in New York We had breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien on Bryant Park.
This day was a Sunday, we had nice weather and we sat in Bryant Park all day relaxing, only interrupted by a short trip to Grand Central Station.
The Day started here perfectly with a delicious Sunday breakfast.
And because I like the concept and the dishes so well, of course, had the cookbook of this bakery chain ago: Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook *.
Too bad that it is the shops in Deu Germany no longer exists ...

Dean and Deluca
620 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Café & Shop

Dean & Deluca, New York Times Building, Manhattan, New York, United States, Muffin, Coffee, Breakfast, Cafe It's right across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where we started in the morning and got ourselves a coffee and a small breakfast.
Also Here again I was so impressed by the dishes and the concept that I hardly had to go back to Germany immediately to have the cookbook: The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook * - what great ideas!

Cake Boss Cafe
625 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018
The TV's "The Cake Boss" Café

Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, TLC, Carlo's Bakery, Cafe, Theme Cakes, Baked goods, baked goods

I think hardly anyone in this country knows Cake Bud Buddy Valastro, who, with his bakery in Hoboken, has known" Carlo's Bakery "in a TLC television series was. In 2010, I devoured the first three seasons at Netflix!
And although we've lived quite close to Carlo's Bakery, we have not been to the original store. Somehow the thrill has been gone since it's so well known.
Near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, there's now the Cake Boss Cafe with a monstrous buddy doll and fast food charm.
The cakes and other baked goods are really worth seeing and delicious!
One should rather order them to take away ...
Of course, I have here also the appropriate Cake Boss book in the closet: Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia *. There is now a whole heap of books by and with the Cake Boss. But this is the first and most authentic of them.

Empire State Building , Pot of the Rock, MoMa, Meatpacking District, Manhattan, Central Park, New York, United States

A few more tips without photos:
Keens Steakhouse
72 W 36th Street, Manhattan, NY 10018 very wonderful classic steakhouse.Great!

P. J. Clarke's
915 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Still a Rustic and Quaint Steakhouse in an Old Brick Building.
Here we have quite delicious Burger eaten, even if the steaks, sandwiches and oysters looked just as good ...

Bill's Bar and Burgers
16 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
http ://
Another recommendation for burgers in New York is Bill's.
We spent the last night in a hotel right on Rockefeller Center and landed hungry at Bill's.
One really cool shop with huge portions, fair prices and waiters who look like Justin Bieber ...
Manhattan, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock, Flatiron Building
 p ubway, Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, Madison Ave, Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York, United States

The fact is, I'm not all that yet I've seen what I wanted to see.
There's certainly so much to discover, so I'd like to go back to New York.
I think you just have to see it.

Here are a few links to blogger colleagues whose reports I have studied diligently before my trip:
The cabbage in Times Square in New York, what the environmental activists in America envy us and the largest cookbook shop on the east coast of Claudia, Dinner um Eight
A Little Foodie in New York by Simone, Pi times butter
Like a piece of New York Cheesecake ... by Carina
The perfect Holiday III - New York City by Dani, flowers on my plate

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