AboutEating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.
Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.
I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.
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Before summer could slip through my fingers, I took a day off work and headed to the High Line to explore. The park, stretching 20 city blocks on an abandoned elevated train track, is one of my favorite places in New York, but I don’t get over there nearly enough. I was pleasantly surprised to find tons of new food vendors, including The Porch, operated by Chelsea Market’s Green Table.
The menu is super basic, and is all about creating the most delicious food with the fewest, locally-sourced ingredients. Take for example my three-ingredient sandwich: raw cheddar, pickles, and mustard. This sandwich actually had the most ingredients of all the offerings. Washed down with a lemonade (or a New York state wine or brew), it was perfect summer fare on a hot afternoon.
Everything The Porch serves and uses is compostable, a nice touch for a High Line eatery. It really is the perfect place to spend these last few summer days.
Swich is one of my favorite sandwich shops in all of New York. It features delicious pressed sandwiches, with several vegetarian options (yay!). This is the Casablanca (smashed chickpeas, roasted red pepper, watercress, and eggplant-mint spread on wheat). Not my absolute favorite, but still fantastic. My fave’s the Earthy McGee (baby portobello mushrooms, herbed goat cheese, and arugula).
And yes, those are equally delicious sweet potato chips in the background. What’s more, each order comes with a little dish of citrus soybeans and a Dum Dum sucker. Loves it!