There’s so much to see in New York but at some point, you gotta eat! New Yorkers know about getting right to the bottomline so as not to waste a minute of time, so much of the available sustenance is on wheels! But when it’s time to have a sit down, there’s nothing like some historic cafes and bars where you can soak up the vibes of famous New Yorkers who came before you – because we all gotta eat and drink some time!
There is food and then there is classic New York food – soft pretzels, pizza, and a good stiff drink. I found there are food carts on nearly every corner of New York City offering any kind of food you can eat with one hand. While I love my Diana F+ and LC-A, I cannot eat them! So I used them to take pictures of the variety of food carts around off 5th Avenue on a Sunday afternoon while I made up my mind on what I wanted. I came across a fresh, warm stack of pretzels that looked so perfect and inviting I hated to mess it up by buying one, but took a snap for all eternity. If a pretzel snack won’t suit you, you’re bound to find a Ray’s Pizza joint, offering a hearty bite by the slice or whole pie, nothing tastes more like New York!
When it was time for a real meal, I headed over to Fanelli Café in Soho because I read they shot a scene from Mad Men there and I just love a good ol’ dark pub ’n grub. This one was full of character, having served hungry crowds for over a century. Then it was time for some real drinking and there’s no better place than the White Horse Tavern – from Dylan Thomas to Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer to Jack Kerouac, the literary greats come here to soothe their tortured artist’s soul and no doubt drink a toast to a great city that has inspired residents and tourists alike!