I love surprises. My husband loves planning. It’s a balance that works quite well, if you ask me. Yet, every once in a while, I love to catch him off-guard with something he’s not expecting.
Rather than get each other gifts to open, my husband and I always plan “events” to celebrate special occasions. So for our “Christmas gift” to one another, we decided to spend a weekend in NYC!
We spent our time exploring new neighborhoods, visiting the 9/11 Memorial…
…and soaking in all the incredible sights the city has to offer!
But I also had a surprise for the weekend! My husband recently celebrated a birthday and I knew I wanted to plan something unique. Whenever we’re in NYC, all we want to do is try different foods from every neighborhood, so when I found out there were Food & Culture tours in the various neighborhoods of NYC, I knew it was a gift he would like!
We arrived at the start of our tour in Greenwich on Friday afternoon. Our tour guide began by telling us a bit of history about the neighborhood and then our first stop was at a small, family-owned Italian shop for Fried Risotto Balls. Next, we went to Murray’s Cheese, where we tried a grilled cheese stuffed with gruyere, cheddar and cream cheese. Definitely one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever had!
Following Murray’s, we walked a few blocks to Joe’s Pizza where we tried a slice of cheese pizza. Next, we took a short eating break by walking throughout the neighborhood.
Our next stop was to try a Vietnamese Sandwich. I had never tried this before and was very intrigued with Vietnamese flavors on a baguette!
Of course, we had to have dessert! Our next stop was to Molly’s Cupcakes, where we were able to create our own cupcake! I had chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting and topped with a crumbled cookie (yuuuum)! My husband made a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and Reece’s. This shop was adorable and the cupcakes were incredible!
We then finished the tour by walking to Rocco’s, where we sampled mini cannoli. Cannoli usually are not my preferred dessert but these were definitely the best I’d ever had!
The tour was 3 hours long and a great combination of food, history, walking and sampling! If you’re interested, the company we used was Food Tours of NY (just FYI – we bought the tickets and they have no clue I’m writing this review! Just wanted to share the info if you’re interested!).
This was such a fun way to see (and taste) the city and we’re already looking forward to our next trip!
~Have you ever been on a food tour? What types of food would you like to try?