A Menagerie Of Markets

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Adam and I went to four different holiday markets/festivals/fairs this weekend.  We didn’t actually purchase anything (other than food!) but it was fun to window shop.

Bryant Park Winter Village.

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Union Square Holiday Market.  <– this one was the best

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Holiday Fair at Grand Central.

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And Urban Space – Vanderbilt.  <– this one was just a food court

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We also had double pizza and hot chocolate!  Here is some of the other good stuff…

lunch

Hospital cafeteria – fish taco salad.

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Greens with ranch, guacamole, corn and tomato salsa, cheddar, and a piece of white fish and a hard-boiled egg.

Urban Space: Asia Dog.  We got the Ginny – kimchi and seaweed flakes – on top of an amazingly smoky chicken dog.  With a Genny cream ale!

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We also got pizza from Roberta’s.

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Cheesus Christ = mozzarella, taleggio, parmigano, black pepper, and cream = my favorite pizza.

Root & Bone – Mascato and macaroni and cheese with a biscuit and thyme crust.

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The sweet wine went very well with the cheese.

dessert

Froyo.  They had Nutella crunch.

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With all of the sprinkles.

Boba Guys’ NYC pop up.  Boba Guys is a San Francisco company that uses loose leaf teas and local milks.  We loved them on our SF visit last fall.

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We got Horchata and Thai Tea.

Hot Chocolate with a ginormous marshmallow from City Bakery.

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The chocolate is very dark and the marshmallow is very sweet so together they are perfect.  However, this couldn’t hold a candle to…

Max Brenner‘s drinking chocolate.

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Best drink, best dessert, best chocolate item of all time.  I can barely drink it because I have to stop and die of happiness after every sip.  It is sooooo thick, and sweet but not too sweet.

dinner

Milkflower – more pizza.

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S.T. the Ghost = Grafton cheddar, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and burnt honey.  This sounds like it should be my favorite pizza, but sadly it wasn’t.

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We also had lackluster pasta; bucatini with tomatoes, chili, olive oil, and stracciatella cheese.

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We loved the look of Milkflower but the meal just wasn’t as fantastic as it sounded.  Dessert was on point though.

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Chocolate budino (pudding) with espresso cream and Maldon sea salt.  The components went together amazingly; the salt took the pudding over the top.

Sandwich night – roasted turkey and avocado on a brioche bun (toasty baked with Smart Balance) with Sriracha mayo.

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Plus apple and baby carrots on the side.

Partial Thanksgiving dinner – another easy night, thanks to cranberry sauce and chicken sausage and cornbread stuffing from Trader Joe’s.

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Plus great salads.  Arugula / maple pumpkin seeds and rosemary sunflower seeds / dried cranberries and fresh pomegranate / cheddar / honey, evoo, balsamic, and lavender salt.

NYC friends – are there any other hot chocolates I need to check out??

2 thoughts on “A Menagerie Of Markets

  1. This is so great – I love NY this time of year. Wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving and also if you and Adam don’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve I have a great suggestion….

    • We both work the 31st and 1st so no NYE fun for us! What did you have to recommend?

      The city is amazing right now, you guys should come visit!

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