3  Days in New York City-2/6 to 2/8/2022

Day 1

Per Se restaurant

8 course Dinner

Day 2

Ringing bell at Nasdaq

Chelsea Market

Dinner at Ivan Ramen

Day 3

The High Line

Lunch/Walking around

St. Patrick Cathedral

Day 3 cont.

Stroll in New York City

Dinner at Estela

Day 2-Chelsea Market-2/7/2022

Chelsea Market is located in the heart of New York City's Meatpacking District.  The area has always been the focus of food in the city with trains of the High line once served the wholesale butchers who lined up the streets beneath the tracks and cooled their provision with blocks of Hudson River ice.

Chelsea Market was constructed in the 1890s and was originally the site of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced. The complex was redeveloped in the 1990s and features a retail concourse at ground level with office space above. Chelsea Market is currently owned by Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google.


Inside you can see the old stripped down brick architecture of the building dating from the 19th century.

The market attracts 6 million visitors annually and is one of the most trafficked and written about.

Cull & pistol is  a popular Oyster bar.


There are so many stores and restaurants inside Chelsea Market.



Fresh sea food



King crab leg, Sea Urchin, oysters, etc... on display.


Lobster Place has a raw bar, sushi bar, and pioneering unique seafood experiences since 1974 when they first brought live lobster to NYC directly from the Maine coast.


Sarabeth’s began as a tiny bakery-kitchen in 1981 where Sarabeth Levine sold her preserves and baked goods. Quickly gaining popularity, the store began to serve breakfast and lunch, along with the original preserves and baked goods that landed Sarabeth’s on the map. From one location, to the next, Sarabeth’s quickly became a New York City landmark for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.


I have her two cookbooks and I always wanted to stop by one of the bakery store.


Pearl River Mart established in 1971 as a "Friendship store" and is an iconic NYC destination for Asian-inspired gifts, fashion, ceramics, snacks and everything in between.



Pearl River is a really large store.


Colorful archways decorated with bright lights.


We wanted something light for lunch so we opted for Thai food at Ayada a family-owned restaurant that brings authentic Thai Food.


Ayada has been featured in Michelin guide recommendation from 2012 to 2019.


The interior is really cozy and very relaxing.


Pad See Ew


Seafood Tom Yum-Hot and sour soup with shrimps, squid, mussels, mushroom, lemongrass, onion, and galangal.


For dessert we shared a sweet sticky coconut rice with an egg and coconut milk custard.

All the dishes were delicious and very authentic.  The servers were really friendly and super nice.


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Creamline a bright and wholesome-looking lunch counter serves a half-dozen or so self-described "American Classics," plus a handful of sides, for both lunch and dinner

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

The New York Roastery is across from Chelsea market and located on the street level of a new nine-story office building designed by architect Rafael Vinoly in the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant meatpacking district.


The interior was amazing and huge!   I never seen a Starbucks store like this one.


They also have a store inside selling clothes and merchandises.


The ceiling also features a network of twisting, subway-like “symphony pipes” through which the freshly roasted beans travel (making the tinkling sound of rain along the way) to their ultimate destination.


As if the smell of freshly roasting coffee weren’t enough, at the New York Roastery it will mingle with freshly baked bread from Princi. Princi was founded by baker Rocco Princi in Milan, and is now the exclusive food purveyor in Starbucks Roasteries. Teams of bakers will spend each day pulling artisanal baked goods, both savory and sweet, from the cast-iron ovens.

There is a large display counter with bakery items, salads and desserts that looks so appealing.


Arriviamo means “we have arrived” in Italian, and visitors to the Roastery will arrive to find a 60-foot mixology bar on the mezzanine. The Arriviamo Bar is the longest mixology bar in any Roastery, is front and center on the space’s mezzanine and can be viewed from every corner of the Roastery.


Overview of the space from the second floor.


Hoa ordered an old fashion


The bar


Kevin Vu, our nephew stopped by for a drink with us.



NEXT....Dinner at Ivan Ramen




Our house


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