All in Restaurant Reviews
My last day of my birthday trip to New York City brought me to The American Museum of Natural History. After several hours of exploring I headed back towards Hell’s Kitchen to The Meatball Shop, a minimalist shop with a creative menu offering everything meatball!
My first time to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. Plus, where to go on a weekday morning for breakfast? Check out the new restaurant review about a bagel shop in the Garment District — and where I spent my morning enjoying the delicious sandwich.
Ichiran Ramen is a Japanese restaurant chain tailored for solo-diners. Popular for its individual stalls and lack of human contact, Ichiran focuses on high-quality ramen and developing traditional flavors. Check out my review of the Midtown Manhattan Ichiran location.
I finally visit Taiyaki NYC in Chinatown — a popular ice cream shop, famous for its fish-shaped ice cream cones. I first found this on Instagram, as influencers and tourists shared their decorative fish-cones. Since I was already in Little Italy, I continued a few blocks down to Chinatown, home of Taiyaki NYC.
Since I was already visiting Alleva Dairy, I decided to pop into Ferrara Bakery and Cafe in Little Italy. I decided to rest my legs in their dining room and order coffee and dessert. Their fresh-made pastries made in house were spectacular. It’s no wonder they’re such a famous destination in Little Italy!
My second foodie-spot brought me to Little Italy. I popped into Alleva Dairy, the oldest cheese shop in the U.S. to see what I could try as a snack. I didn’t make the best choice to experience the authentic history of Alleva Dairy — but I am glad to share the photos and thoughts from visiting this Italian landmark.
A few days in New York City to celebrate my birthday brought me to the major attractions: A walk down the High Line, a stop in Chelsea Market, and a mid-morning ice cream cone from Milk Bar Chelsea. Read about the history of each location and what it was like visiting. Plus, see the famous treats I tried at Milk Bar Chelsea.
A trip to New York City brought our group to Real Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen. From appetizers like homemade dumplings — to ramen for midday lunch, read my first impression of Real Kung Fu and whether or not I would recommend going back.
My last meal in Florence brought me to Trattoria Zà Zà . This uniquely branded restaurant had a spectacular menu to choose from, worthy of my last meal before heading back to the States. Read about what I ordered and where I went for dessert.
An unplanned wander after climbing the Duomo in Florence led me to Agricola Toscana — and my search for homemade pasta! Read my lunch experience at Agricola, the pasta debate, and an informative museum recommendation if you’re traveling to Florence.
I Ghibellini Cafè was the best breakfast I had during my trip to Florence. Plus, an adventure to the top of Florence’s Duomo and Bell Tower. Read the breakfast review, the local area, and see the view from the top of the city.
Gallery lines, famous artwork, my first Tuscan pizza, and delicious dessert. Read my adventures of Day 3 in Florence in Part 2.
Osteria Pastella and exploring Florence’s Central Market was one of my favorite parts of my trip. In Day 3 | Part 1 I share my thoughts from the market and take you through the beautiful meal I had in Osteria Pastella.
Day 2 | Part 3 of my adventures in Florence brings me to a popular part of the city. An amazing dinner reminds me of some family favorite recipes, while a lucky dessert shop finishes out the day with a view!
On my second full day in Florence I spent the afternoon hiking up to the Piazzale Michelangelo in San Niccolò. I explored a historic church and captured some amazing photos of the city. But the best part? An amazing off-the-path panini shop I found by chance. Check out my lunch review of Panini & Vini.
My first full day in Florence is broken up into 3 parts: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For the breakfast segment, you can read about my trip to La Milkeria — and my adventures across the Bridge of Gold. Coming soon in Part 2 is my adventures on the other side of Florence, and where I went for lunch!
Part 2 of my first day in Florence, Italy! I had my first meal in Florence at Le Cappelle Medicee, in the Piazza di San Lorenzo. Check out my thoughts about my appetizer, entree, and surprise treats, and my recommendations around Le Cappelle.
Amsterdam Day 2 | Part 2 — See how I ended up at a small restaurant in Hoofdweg’s neighborhood for dinner. This is my first sit-down restaurant review and it includes pumpkin pizza! Day 2 is my last night in Amsterdam before I fly to Italy.
The largest museum in Amsterdam, a rainy afternoon canal ride, and my first Dutch cappuccino are some of the highlights in Part 1 of my second day in Amsterdam. See how I ended up in Amsterdam’s restaurant district and my thoughts on Dutch donuts! Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post, where I dive into more of my restaurant reviews.
Day 1 of my adventures in Europe — beginning with Amsterdam. Read about my first foodie experience in the Netherlands, including a popular Dutch dessert and street food for dinner. I also share some of my thoughts about Amsterdam’s landscape and my experience traveling around the major monuments!