On the way home from the conference, Kas and I stopped in NYC for two evenings and spent one full day exploring Manhattan before making the 9+ hour drive home. This was by far my favourite part of the trip! I got to visit with some very good friends of mine (practically my family!). It had been much too long since I’ve visited and hopefully I will be there again soon!
Our day in Manhattan was a fantastic combination of exploration and food-tasting. We took the Subway in (not my favourite part of the trip), and started our journey with a boat tour, I saw the Statue of Liberty for the first time!
We then walked through Battery Park and picked up some hot dogs for lunch (because that’s what you do in NYC, right?). Mostly, we wanted a quick lunch so we could get walking!
We walked. And walked. Stopped at a few stores. And walked some more.
While looking for Washington Square Park, which we circled it a few times before actually getting there, we came across Waffles and Dinges, a waffle truck Kas had heard about on the Food Network (Kas tells me the name is Belgian for “Waffles and Delicious Things,” or something like that). We had just stopped for pizza (which I didn’t get a picture of because I was too hungry), despite being very full, we had to stop! I’m so glad we did! The waffle was light and crispy. The toppings were fresh and delicious. It. Was. So. Tasty! Stop if you ever come across this waffle truck.
Afterwards, we finally made it to Washington Square Park.
Our feet were hurting at this point, but we pressed on. Determined to make it to Central Park. And we did! At this point it was beginning to get dark, so we decided to catch the subway back to my friend’s place. We guess that we walked about 14 1/2 kilometers (or about 9 miles) by the end of the day. I can’t wait to return to NYC!
What food do you enjoy most when visiting NYC? Or if you haven’t been, what would you like to try?