Spring in New York has been so far filled with remarkable international events. These events have somehow connected Europe to Usa, starting with the opening of the Schiaparelli-Prada at MET and the opening of Frieze Art Fairfrom London.
Also until May 22, ICFF, 24th International Contemporary Furniture Fair, will bring into town many design related people, with the renewed doubt whether it’s better if you move to Brooklyn in the short time available or remain in Manhattan for breakfasts and dinners.
What we know for sure is that you don’t necessarily have to go at Mast Brothers and bump into the hipster style of the two chocolatiers. Just have enough time for a walk so you can visit the bakers, the restaurants and the many stores where you can find organic and handcrafted chocolate which might well cost less than 10 $.
If you are in the new district of Williamsburg and you had breakfast at Wythe Hotel, we suggest you a lunch at Isa’s, with woode stoves (348 Wythe Ave); dinner and after dinner will be great at Mangiami 9th Stanton St: a point of reference for dinner and after dinner.
Whole Foods is another place you should try because the products are good and the provisions of mass distribution haven’t yet shortened its taste, unlike the Chelsea Market where the good Italy has cardboard boxes on the floor to convey at best the Italian flavours. Some more addresses to avoid the most famous ones: in the residential Clinton Hill: Madiba, south african restaurant,Locanda Vini e Olii in a pharmacy and Walters’. The Japanese Momo in Bushwick, Sake Bar Decibelon the 9th.
If you are going to read about food, in addition to such popular magazines as Norfolk, Luncky Peach and Eible Manhattan / Brooklyn, you will also find the zinePut an Egg on It. Among the books: Bonnie Slotnick, a collector of cookbooks at 165 west tenth Strett. Also stop at Toby’s for a book and an Australian coffee.