NYC Trip 2024

We’re finally coming back and this time in town for 10 days. So the key is to find great food but do it in a way that keeps us from feeling too fat, too full, etc.

We plan to hit Tomino Taberna (loved it last time), Una Pizza, Little Alley (2x as a way to get a lighter meal), Leitao, Ci Siamo, Hakka Cuisine and Zaytinya.

We have a few dinners open and would love some new ideas. More importantly though, what are some good ideas for lighter fare at lunch? We love soup noodles, sandwiches, pizza, etc.




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Where abouts are you staying at? Will you be willing to take the train to Brooklyn and Queens?

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I really enjoyed my meal at Dhamaka in Essex Food Hall. May be too heavy…

You could do a Tik Tok influenced Chinatown lunch crawl, like Deluxe Green Bo and Shanghai 21 among others. Or Golden Diner!

S&P luncheonette is a fun throwback New York style lunch counter. Russ and Daughters fits the bill for light and lunch.

I would consider a West Village NY pizza bang bang with L’Industrie and Mama’s Too.

Also Superiority Burger (a vegetarian restaurant) in the East Village is a great lunch option given your interests!


we’re staying near 37th and 7th. So pretty easy access to everthing. But probably not going to leave the island… I would but my wife won’t, lol.

any good noodle shops we can hit for lunch? How is tasty handpulled noodles in Chnatown?

I usually stay in that area bc it’s close to my office.

On 34th street you can pick up Utopia Bagels and Russ & Daughters. They are like 6-7 avenues away from each other but the right combination of great bagel and great fish.

Lot of good ramen in the area. Ippudo. Ichiran. Totto. Yakitori Totto is also a great option.

+1 on Mamas Too and L’Industrie
Zillions Pizza closer to you is on my list and I’ve never been. Gets good reviews.

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I was pretty keen on King last time I was there, and Pete Wells likes it too. Good, clean unfussy cooking.


Try Gupshup, a slightly fusion-y Indian joint. If you’re into cocktails at all, Attaboy, Patent Pending, Death and Co., and Amor y Amargo are musts

Foxface Natural
Four Horsemen

Check out the Eater lists and the Infatuation

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You can find it online pretty easy but they have this “Combe Bazin” Chardonnay from Domaine de Chassorney on the bottle list that’s really cool. Never been to King but I love that bottle

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