The rush as the skyline comes into view as you drive over the George Washington Bridge…The incessant din of honking taxis…the nostalgic aroma of roasted chestnuts…the crowds…the lights…there is nothing in the world like the energy of New York City during the holiday season!
So we admit it. We are a bit biased when it comes to food from New York. I cannot recall a time that Brooke and I have visited New York, where these five NY Food Groups have not been a culinary requirement : New York Pizza, New York Cheese Steak, New York Family-Owned Restaurant Italian Food, New York Desserts, and of course New York Bagels. And we are happy to say, all have amazing gluten free options! While we enjoy a plethora of other iconic treats from NY, here are our top five must haves on every trip when we return to the Big Apple:
If you have never been to New York, you will probably focus all or most of your attention on touring city landmarks, which of course is a life-changing experience, but if you have a day or two to spare, and are the outdoorsy adventurous type, you would definitely enjoy a day hiking or rock scrambling at Mohonk Mountain. It is located on the Shawangunk Ridge, in the Hudson Valley, a section of the Appalachian Mountains, 90 miles north of New York City.