The New York City Foodie Guide
Oh New York, home to way-too-many gastronomic pleasures—whether you want to learn how to make canapé, or just eat your heart out, we’ve rounded up our favorite foodie destinations.
Amy’s Bread75 9th Ave., Chelsea | 212.462.4338
Amy’s started out in Hell’s Kitchen back in 1992 and in the intervening years, her business has gone gangbusters, supplying many of the city’s gourmet shops with their wonderful bread and pastries. Head to any of the stores—our favorite is still the largely unchanged original—to pick up a French baguette, olive twist, or one of their delicious pastries to go. As a huge bonus, they offer bread-making classes at their Chelsea Market location where you can learn how to make everything from foccacia to thin-crust pizza.
Brooklyn Kitchen100 Frost St., Williamsburg | 718.389.2982
This incredible kitchen store will lure you in, but the classes will convince you to stay. Offering everything from Vitamix blenders and Pillivuyt roasting pans, to homemade ramen broth, farm fresh eggs, and exotic cuts of meat, the provisions part of the operation draws people from all over the city. Meanwhile, you can learn how to make homemade pizza with the Roberta’s crew, pickle with McClure, or take a class in doughnut or dumpling making.
International Culinary Center462 Broadway, Soho | 888.324.2433
Though the International Culinary Center is one of the country’s best institutes for turning out chefs, sommeliers, and managers, they offer one-day crash courses for home cooks, too. The classes are wonderfully specific, with the intent of 24-hour mastery, whether you want to try your hand at cupcake decoration, fondant, or the basics of sushi.
Haven’s Kitchen109 W. 17th St., Chelsea | 212.929.7900
We’re pretty smitten with the concept here: Founder Alison Cayne transformed a carriage house into a cooking school/supper club, where area chefs lead classes on everything from cooking Vietnamese food with fresh herbs to gluten and allergen-free baking. Once the meal is made, participants grab chairs and eat the spoils together.