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Food tour in New York: from Southstreet Seaport at Manhattan to Dumbo in Brooklyn

22 September 2013

Book a food tour in New York with Urban Oyster! LOVE these guys :-)

After I got back from NY I was sooo busy with many new things that I’m sorry you had to wait for this blog about the coolest food tour in New York Bianca and I joined. Via nycgo.com we discovered this local team of food lovers called Urban Oyster and went on a 3,5 hour food tour with them. We took the ‘New York Waterfront tour’ and visited all the local artisanal food hotspots around South Street Seaport in Manhattan and Dumbo in Brooklyn. Book a tour with Joe! I’m sure you like him :-).

Food tour in New York: South Street Seaport Manhattan

The tour starts with bagels NY style from Leo’s Bagels. Salmon and cream cheese is the way to go!

Bowne & Co Stationers – 211 Water st.

Brown & Co Stationers is maybe not something you would expect in a food tour… But they’re are the printers of the cool map we got from Urban Oysters. And it’s the starting point of the tour. As a former magazine professional I LOVE paper though so really liked the story :-).

Fresh Salt – 146 Beekman st.
Fresh Salt is one of the older cafes around Southstreet Seaport and located where the fish market used to be in the old days. So funny to hear they had happy hour at 8 am when the fish market was still there. At that time all the fisherman got off work ;-)! We tasted delicious Mac and Cheese at Fresh Salt. This little cafe has a cool vintage interior.

Smorgas Bar – around Front st. and Fulton st.

Do you love Smorgasburg just as much as I do? You probably didn’t know that there’s a Smorgasbar on Manhattan yet! It’s open at least until October but hopefully it stays around longer. The crew of Smorgasburg is helping Southstreet Seaport to become a lively district again after Sandy hit New York. We had the best Asia Dog there! A hotdog with spicy kimchi. Nom, nom. nom.

We took the water taxi to Dumbo! 

Food tour in New York – Dumbo Brooklyn

Dumbo is the Brooklyn district across the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge and is the abbreviation of Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It’s a cool district with many artisanal food hotspots!

Juliana’s Pizza – 19 Old Fulton St.

Forget about Grimaldi’s pizza… the best pizza in New York is at the REAL Grimaldi: Juliana’s. It’s a new pizza joint from the founders of Grimaldi’s. And I have to admit… the pizza there is great! The tomato’s used on the pizza are grown especially for them in the South of Italy. So yummy!

Little Muenster – 145 Front St.

Do you love grilled cheese sandwiches just as much as I do? Then you have to check out Little Muenster! It’s a tiny (and by tiny I mean real tiny) sandwich shop where they sell the best grilled cheese sandwiches with different kinds of cheese. I’m a true cheese lover and have to say they really are the best!

One Girl Cookies – 33 Main St.

The woman who started One Girl Cookies used to run the jewelry department of a huge department store in New York. She treats cookies like jewelry. Small and displayed as little gems. I LOVE the size of these cookies. You don’t feel bad if you take more than one so you can try more flavours :-)!

Brooklyn Roasting Company – 25 Jay St.

This is a must visit for coffee lovers! It’s a roasting company that makes the best coffee located in an industrial building. And if it was meant to be… this building was once home to a coffee roasting company too. The coffee is great at Brooklyn Roasting Company! Off course I ordered is served my favourite style: iced  baby:-).


Urban Oyster Food Tours in New York

If you are interested in food produced by local shops and I you want to discover New York with a local then I highly recommend booking a food tour with Urban Oyster. It was by far the best guided tour I ever had :-). Thanks guys!

PS: more hotspots are in my New York Little Black Book. A city guide to New York with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest gems I spotted!

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Anne de Buck

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