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A Taste of New York: Knish

Have you ever had a knish? I certainly hadn’t before I went exploring New York’s Lower Eastside with Walks of New York.   As the poster at Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery says ‘a knish consists of a filling covered with dough that is baked never fried’.  The fillings can be sweet or savoury. The traditional filling is mashed potato. […]

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Walking New York’s Lower East Side

New York’s Lower East Side has always intrigued me. Once home to many of New York’s immigrants, the Lower East Side or LES as it is called, is changing. It is becoming gentrified.  Slowly the old clothing and food shops are being replaced by trendy boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Since the arrival of the New […]

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Made in Bensonhurst

The D train takes us all the way from Manhattan to 18th Ave, Bensonhurst, way out in Brooklyn…a trip of approximately 45 minutes. Why am I heading to Bensonhurst…..for the food of course! I’ve been promised the best panini, amazing hero sandwiches, ravioli from an old Italian family recipe and cannoli as good as we had […]

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Red Rooster Rules in Harlem

  How could I forget Harlem!  In my eagerness to publish my long and detailed post on Eating in New York, I omitted to include this well known lunch spot in this fascinating part of town. Red Rooster is an interesting restaurant combining the best of swedish influenced dishes and local Harlem favourites from chef […]

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Tuesday Travel Bite: New York’s Top of the Rock

  Where do you go for the best view of New York: The Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building? It’s a perennial question and one to which there is no right or wrong answer. Ask around and you will find that everyone has a reason for preferring one over the other but […]

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