Sometimes a tasty morsel from home is warranted
As you can tell by my love of travel I enjoy new experiences, especially in the food department. I’m not one to say things are better at home, they’re just different. But sometimes when you’ve been away from your cultural beginnings for a while it’s nice to find a little place that serves you the tastes of home.
Wandering around New York’s Meatpacking District I stumbled across such a find.
The Meatpacking District is on the West side, north of the West Village. It basically starts at West 14th Street going south to Gansevoort Street and from the Hudson River going east to Hudson Street.
A complete treasure that starts at Gansevoort Street is the Highline. I would have to say one of the world’s most unique public parks. It is elevated above the streets on an old railway line and meanders all the way to West 30th Street. The first section opened in 2009 and the final section to West 34th Street is still coming. It’s a relaxing walk above the city with fabulous views. There is the chance to sit and soak it in or grab a coffee and a bite to eat. There are also opportunities to exit down to street level at intervals along the way.
The Chelsea Market has something to eat for everyone.
The cobble stone streets of the Meatpacking district have an old worldly charm and the high end shops in and around Washington Street have a modern price tag! If you need some sustenance from your stroll along the Highline or a day’s shopping, then the Chelsea Market is the place to go.
Nestled between West 15th & 16th Streets, the Chelsea Market can be accessed from both 9th & 10th Streets. The building that once housed the ovens of the National Biscuit Company or Nabisco has been converted into an alley of food stores and shops to delight the soul. From People Pops to The Chelsea Wine Vault and The Lobster Place to a little taste of Australia the Tuck Shop.
The Great Aussie Bite.
The Tuck Shop, aptly named after the good old school canteen or cafeteria and delivering a staple lunch bag filler, the meat pie. They do a number of variations including the Chook (chicken), the BBQ Pork and the Lamb Shank pie, plus they even have sausage rolls on the menu. For dessert who could go past the tried and true Lamington. I ask you, homesickness wiped away with each delicious bite.
Have you found a home away from home restaurant or café that just hit the spot? I’d love to hear.