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Curious about Dim sum?

Yes I do eat pork and shrimp, usually I'm picky about shrimp because I don't like "fishy tasting" seafood. I live in NH so that can happen sometimes. I'm sure I'm fine in NYC because they get fresher seafood and go though it quickly, I think anyways. Thank you , this whole thread is very helpful!

Mar 09, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Curious about Dim sum?

Where are those located? I'm staying in the Upper WestSide. So i will be using subway/walking. Thanks!!

Mar 08, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Williamsburg lunch thats close to subway

Hello!
My boyfriend and I are going to NYC for four days and want to visit Brooklyn especially Williamsburg. It's our first time going to Brooklyn and want to find some tasty foods. I've been reading some things and saw that there is a peroige (spelling?) place that sounds amazing. We like a variety of foods like falafel, indian, mexican ( I really would like to try authenic mexican but I still like tex/mex) , homemade pasta/italian, etc. We would prefer to spend 10-30$ total because we will be sharing plates as we do not eat alot. So we would get one dish or a couple small things. We kinda want to do a tasting and try a small thing at a few restaurants. Also we want to find a amazing coffee place that has fair trade, organic beans. We have very good coffee in our area so we always love finding new types. Thanks for your help!

Mar 08, 2012
alish15 in Outer Boroughs

Curious about Dim sum?

Hello!
I'm visiting NYC for a few days and am interested in Dim Sum. How does it work exactly? What kinds of foods do they offer? I've seen Dim Sum on travel shows but just wanted to hear about the details. Also what would be a good place to try for two people? My boyfriend will literally try anything but I am little more picky ( I used to be a vegetarian for 5 years). I do eat meat and enjoy it now but still like to have veggie options. Thanks for your input! Oh and how does the pricing work for it?

Mar 08, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Favorite coffee spots - NH

I agree Prime Roast is awesome. I'm originally from upstate New York, Saratoga and have had some of the best coffee ever there. Yet Prime Roast has the largest selection of in store roasted beans that I've seen, usually if a coffee shop roasts themselves they don't have as large of a variety as PR. They have frozen espresso drinks in the summer that are amazing, if you have ever had a frappicino thing at starbucks, this is a million times better.

Mar 05, 2012
alish15 in Northern New England

Visiting Manhattan on smallish budget

This is great.I have been there many times and am aware of the prices there. I know Nyc is crazy expensive but I have read and watched enough things to know that there is good , reasonable priced food. Having a meal that is hundreds of dollars is probably amazing but at the same time seems kinda silly , but then again I come from a modest background and I'm in college. Haha, always broke. Anyways this is helpful and it will be fun finding them.

Mar 05, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Visiting Manhattan on smallish budget

Thanks, this is great. I really don't eat alot right now (winter = hibernating and lack of exercise) so I don't want to spend 20-30$ per person and not be able to eat most of it, so this helps alot. I would rather skimp on the lunch budget and have a better dinner. Those dumplings sound good, I've only just recently tried them and loved them.

Mar 05, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Visiting Manhattan on smallish budget

Thanks, that helps a lot. For most of our meals our budget can go 10-15 each before tax, etc. but
I get full quickly so we will probably share a few meals.

Only one of us drinks right now, so I would be only getting a drink maybe two. I would be happy eating from a food cart for lunch, or something simple like that, so we can spend more on dinner.
For our "fancy" dinner, we changed it to up to 100 total including tax, tip, one glass of wine or two. Of course, it would be nice to spend less than that but good food is worth it. Oh and I would be willing to spend 15$ or a little more for a drink or a nice glass of wine. Thanks to my boyfriends brother, we have been lucky to had have excellent wine that he gave to us. So I really appreciate a nice wine and would love to have some on our trip. Thanks again, the advice will help very much!

Mar 04, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Visiting Manhattan on smallish budget

Also, I would love to try a place that uses locally produced food, organic, etc and I very much enjoy real smoothies with fresh fruit and other good things. I'm interested in Juice bars and unique tea places.

In Toronto, they have this Japanese place where you can pick your type of ice tea with so many options and they put a plastic seal on it as a lid. I loved it!
I am a avid fan of high quality teas ( not the bagged stuff) ,so if there is a great place to buy some to take home with me, I would be very excited. I would prefer a more casual place, for example the European chain that has a location in Burlington, VT was a bit intimidating and stuffy, even though their selection was wonderful. I have probably requested way to many things but if you must choose one, knowing how to get to an amazing tea place would be nice Thank you for your time!

Mar 04, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan

Visiting Manhattan on smallish budget

Hello!
My boyfriend and I are visiting for four days and are looking for some tasty foods. We are going to school in Keene, NH, but I'm from Saratoga Springs and he's from outside of Boston. We want to go to one nice restaurant (sit down) and spend maybe 20- 45 per person, I'm not sure if thats possible on that low of budget. We are staying in the Upper West Side. We like Mexican food, homemade pasta, thai, Indian, LOVE Lebanese and other food like that ( hummus falafel, etc) Fusion foods and something that is creative and not a ordinary type of place that you would find in NH. haha Yes we do have very good restaurants, just not as many as our hometown areas. We also love very good coffee, like fair trade, organic, happily made beans. Fancy drinks would be fun but not a snobby vibe. Also we are spending a day at the the galleries in Chelsea so a lunch place would be nice. something causal and cheap ( under 15$). either soup, falafels, tacos IDK something tasty, we are very open. Oh and maybe some where at night that has cool unique mixed drinks that has a fun vibe not too fancy. I know this is vague and you don't have to answer every request, I thought I would throw stuff out there. I have spent alot of time looking at other boards but I thought I would make one myself and give it a try. Thanks SOO MUCH!

Mar 04, 2012
alish15 in Manhattan