Last year the lovely Estelle put together a fun series of posts from bloggers around BEA time with great tips and recommendations for things to do OUTSIDE of the actual conference. I’m not a native like the rest of them but Will and I frequent NYC quite a lot being in Philly so I contributed by list of great quick bites & sweet treats. (You should check that out for noms!). This year I didn’t have much more to contribute as Will and I haven’t been going to the city much due to financials but I was still happy to participate with a glimpse of some of the things on my NYC bucket list that I need to do! Before you check out MY post, check out this year’s posts in which Estelle talks Broadway & brews, Gaby talks parks, Rachel talks how to get around the city, and Alexa talks places to get coffee & tea (which YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP UP THE BEA PACE).
So the interesting thing? A lot of my NYC bucket list is food related. So there’s that. Also, if you want to help me knock any of these off my bucket list whilst at BEA this year…holla at me! Although Will might be upset if I get the mac & cheese without him.
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Get my cookie on at Milk & Cookies Bakery
I can’t even look at pictures of their ice cream sandwiches without drooling. I need one of those. And a regular cookie. And a brownie.
Devour a cone at Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
I love their name and their flavors sound divine. It’s definitely a popular one and I owe it to myself to try ice cream anywhere people are raving about.
Get some coffee & a sweet treat at Dean & Deluca
Okay, so this is a weird personal one. I am obsessed with the show Felicity and they work at Dean & Deluca’s and I’ve never had it ever. SO? I must. In honor of the show. And the whole time I will be waiting for Ben to walk out from the back all sexy in his apron.
Get some lobsta mac & cheese at Macbar
Dudes. A mac & cheese bar. I’ve heard good things and um mac & cheese? I think it’s pretty obvious why I want to go here. But I love me some lobster mac & cheese. Gotta see if it’s as good as a place around here. And it is served in a noodle shaped container thing. AWESOME.
Have some crack pie & cereal milk ice cream at Momofuku Milk Bar
The crack pie sounds delish and cereal milk…I am so intrigued. Like I can imagine what it tastes like from all my slurping of cereal milk as a child. OMG AND THEIR COOKIES. SOMEBODY HOLD ME.
Eat at Momofuku Noodle Bar
YUM. That’s all. Their menu makes me drool. Definitely want some ramen but that fried chicken sounds amazing.
Eat in Chinatown
I want dumplings and dim sum and ALL THE THINGS. I’m always intimidated on where to even start in Chinatown so I’ve just been avoiding it until I can get a good recommendation.
Eat at a real NYC deli — maybe Katz or Barney Greengrass??
True story: I’ve never had a pastrami or corned beef sandwich nor have I been to a proper NYC deli. I think that should change. Open to suggestions!!
Eat at Papaya King because at some point in my life Anthony Bourdain told me to
Okay, well not ME personally but somewhere along the line I wrote this in my notebook as an Anthony Bourdain rec. But hot dogs (I don’t eat them often these days but I love a good one) and a delish looking papaya drink? Yeah I’m in even though this is so random. Okay and weird they have a breakfast hot dog. haha.
Go to speakeasy
A travel blogger I love went to a speakeasy called Bathtub Gin and ever since then I’m like SELF YOU NEED TO GO TO A SPEAKEASY.
Find cool things at the Brooklyn Flea Market
I love flea markets and I need to go to this one basically. Saving up money so I can buy some awesome things should I find them. Along with this I want to do Smorgasburg because FOOD.
Be part of Improv Everywhere mission
This looks like so much fun!!
Hang out & walk High Line Park
We always go to Central Park or Bryant but I want to hang at Highline next time we go to the city. It’s an elevated park that is built on an old rail line and it looks really cool. I got very excited that Gaby included this in her post as being awesome!!
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
We’ve been to Brooklyn but we’ve never done the bridge. So it’s high time to do that.
Go to Housing Works bookstore
I always see NYC book bloggers go to cool events here and I LOVE that their profits go to help Housing Works.
Here’s last years series (thanks Alexa for compiling this bc I totally ganked it from her because I was too lazy to find the posts):
Under the Broadway Lights
Bookstores for Bookworms
Quick Bites and Sweet Treats for BEA-goers
Tips and Tricks
Spirits + Caffeine
So You Want To Be A Tourist
And remember….I’m opening myself up to any and all BEA questions here!
SO GUYS. Anybody want to help me with crossing any of these off my bucket list during BEA?? I’d love to know if you’ve eaten at any of these places or done these things ORRRR I am always looking for more things to add to my huge bucket list…that is mostly food related. YOLO. (YEP..I just said YOLO).