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New York bakeries are not your typical pastry shops. While you may be used to simply ordering a cake and a few pounds of those tri-color rainbow cookies, New Yorkers expect their bakeries to double as delicious cafes where you can stop for a bite to eat. Pasticceria Bruno is a delightful bakery and cafe …
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A 9/11 Memorial Tour

January 24th, 2012 | Posted by kristenm in Walking Tours - (0 Comments)

Sidewalks of NY offers a lot of tours, and while the NYC food tours and NYC food trucks tend to be their most popular, they have expanded outside the food realm. If you’re belly is full and you’re looking for another way to learn about this beautiful city of ours, sign up for the 9/11 …
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Did you ever watch the television show on Food Network Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives? I’m fairly obsessed with that show. Essentially people recommend mom and pop type joints to chef Guy Fieri, the crazy one with the spiky blonde hair and the red convertible. He visits, he watches how they make the food, he eats …
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Historical Stops in the Village

January 10th, 2012 | Posted by kristenm in NYC Food Tours - (0 Comments)

In our last blog post I began talking about the rich culture of Greenwich Village, but there’s just too much to talk about in one blog post. Today we’ll focus on two famous spots that you’ll pass by on the New York food tour with Sidewalks of NY. First is the Cherry Lane Theatre, located …
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A Walk in the West Village

December 28th, 2011 | Posted by kristenm in NYC Food Tours - (0 Comments)

One of the most popular NYC food tours is the West Village tour which takes you to beautiful Greenwich Village, also known simply as the Village. Located on the lower west side, the Village was once home to artists and beatniks.  It was the East Coast’s birthplace for the entire Beat Movement –think berets, black …
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Pizza from a Truck? You Betcha!

December 19th, 2011 | Posted by kristenm in NYC Food Tours - (0 Comments)

A native New Yorker is probably cringing right now at the thought of pizza from a truck. How could it possibly be that good? We don’t question how they do it, we just accept the fact that Eddie’s Pizza Truck is simple amazing and delicious. Eddie’s Pizza is a restaurant first and foremost on Long …
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NYC Food Tours for Private Groups

December 14th, 2011 | Posted by kristenm in NYC Food Tours - (0 Comments)

Last week I mentioned what an awesome idea it is to purchase a gift certificate for friends and family members. But what if mom, dad, siblings and their spouses, and some of your favorite cousins want to come too? What if you’re looking for a field trip of sorts for your office or theater company? …
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A Scrumptious Holiday Gift

December 6th, 2011 | Posted by kristenm in NYC Food Tours - (0 Comments)

Holiday shopping can be a giant pain for many of us. After a few decades shopping for the same people, i.e. your family, it can be hard to think of new and inventive ideas. I’ve always found that the best gifts are “experience” gifts. You send them to the spa for a day of relaxation. …
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A Savory Falafel Experience

November 30th, 2011 | Posted by kristenm in NYC Food Tours - (0 Comments)

Many, many months ago I was on my way to a bar over on Stanton. But before I could indulge in the delights of good beer, I needed some dinner and sadly there was no food in the area to be had. My friends led me all the way up to St. Marks Place in …
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Once you begin indulging in what real, homemade food tastes like, you’ll never want to go back to these generic chain stores offering processed food. Americans tend to have a skewed sense of what a real doughnut tastes like. I had my first real doughnut on the east end of Long Island on a farm. …
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