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Old 04-26-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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Where & What to Eat While in NYC

I was wondering if I could maybe get some suggestions from the very kind and wise people who frequent here. I haven`t traveled much while doing this WOE and while in New York we will be eating every meal out so I was wondering if you have any suggestions for what I could eat, places that are low carb friendly, etc.
This will be my first trip to the U.S. and I`m super excited but I don`t want to get derailed.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:29 AM   #2
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I grew up just twenty minutes from NYC.
Never ate low carb when in the city though. Steak houses are a good bet.
NY abounds with excellent steak houses.

Perhaps some one else here could be more specific with names of them.
As the saying goes ..... It's a great place to visit.

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There are soooo many restaraunts and deli's...I can't imagine you having a problem eating ANYWHERE. NYers can be very picky so just ASK or TELL them what you want and they'll make it how you want it. Be sure to look out for marinated foods - you'll need to know what's in the marinades. And at deli's, with the meat "salads" like tuna salad, make sure they don't add sugar to it.
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I believe Flatferrengi (sp) is a NYC resident! I remember a post about a LOW Carb Bakery in NYC...
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any diner in the 5 boroughs will give u what u want.

don't forget to ask your server to give it to u YOUR WAY, especially if he/she wants a tip. Just about everyplace really has low carb opportunities. Just dson't be afraid to ask questions. There is a bakery in Brooklyn called the TASTY PASTRY SHOPPE. They have low carb items. This is where i go for my low carb bread, gelato, and cheesecake (and other low carb goodies). Google them. Enjoy your stay in NYC. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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I know if I ever visited NYC I would go to Katz's or Carnigie Deli
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I was wondering if I could maybe get some suggestions from the very kind and wise people who frequent here. I haven`t traveled much while doing this WOE and while in New York we will be eating every meal out so I was wondering if you have any suggestions for what I could eat, places that are low carb friendly, etc.
This will be my first trip to the U.S. and I`m super excited but I don`t want to get derailed.

I lived in NYC for five years,three as a low carber. You shouldn't have any problem. Most restaurants are use to "special" requests and dietary restrictions. I will tell you I have not much success in Chinatown though, I just asked for steamed vegetables and meat. I add the soy & hot sauce. Steakhouses are still your best bet.
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don't forget to ask your server to give it to u YOUR WAY, especially if he/she wants a tip. Just about everyplace really has low carb opportunities. Just dson't be afraid to ask questions. There is a bakery in Brooklyn called the TASTY PASTRY SHOPPE. They have low carb items. This is where i go for my low carb bread, gelato, and cheesecake (and other low carb goodies). Google them. Enjoy your stay in NYC. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI

I used to live a block and a half from there. And I did at times get their lc cheesecake. It was pretty good. Back to the OP's question, I would definitely go to Del Frisco's Steakhouse. And make reservations ahead of time. It's well worth it. Or another place that is good is Angelo-Maxie's. I would also check out seafood restaurants. City Crab last time I was there was pricey, and a trendy type place, but the food was pretty good. McCormick & Schmick's is a chain, but the food wasn't bad when I went there, and pretty easy to eat lc. Down by the South Street Seaport is a steakhouse called Mark Joseph's. The Menu is pretty much the same as the famous Peter Luger's. But it's easier to get a reservation, and the waitstaff is friendlier. Also, you would be able to stay in Manhattan, and be able to check out the seaport while you are there if you were considering it. The sizzling bacon appetizer is out of this world, but I can't tell you for sure if it's low carb. Have fun!

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I know if I ever visited NYC I would go to Katz's or Carnigie Deli
Oh I miss those $17+ sandwiches with about 1lb of deli meat between 3 thin slices of bread. I would throw out the bread and go to town on one of those.
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I know if I ever visited NYC I would go to Katz's or Carnigie Deli
You made me smile.
My Mom used to take me to Katz's in the late forties.
As an adult I still visited Katz's and added the Stage Deli.

My last visit to the city for a play we ate in Grand Central Station.
It's part of "the NY experience".

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Highly recommend Keen's Steakhouse on 36th Street, just east of 6th Avenue. Fantastic NY Strip and creamed spinach. Also has a great bar that is just busy enough to feel "out on the town in NYC," but not elbow-to-elbow, can't-have-a-conversation busy.
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You can eat anywhere and get lowcarb. I have even ordered a hotdog without the bun from the sidewalk vendor. There is so much, just keep your mind open. Have a great time!
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Five Napkin burger 630 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10036
Smith & Wollensky797 3rd Ave (near 49th St, Midtown East) New York, NY 10022
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Peter Luger Steak House Address: 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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You will find that most restaurants will have something low carb...
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I can tell you where all the super carby foods are!! LOL.... I wasn't LC'ing when there but I would just suggest you order meats, seafood, veggies, salads, eggs any which way and make sure you carry a pack of natural almonds and maybe some jerky or beef steak type thing with you in case you get hungry so you're not tempted by the street foods. Maybe you could do gyro meat if you found a LC place... that was my fave thing to eat while there!


Ohhh and if I'm not mistaken Juniors Famous Cheesecake has a LC version! They have a website....
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I believe Flatferrengi (sp) is a NYC resident! I remember a post about a LOW Carb Bakery in NYC...
I remember that too! Something like 2 slices of LC bread has 3 net carbs?? I went to their website but cannot recall the name of the shop.... maybe Tasty Bakery Shoppe?? Sounds familiar
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone, hopefully I can concentrate on having a good time now without stressing about food options.
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I can't imagine having any problem finding low carb food in NYC - there is so much choice! It is the most amazing city on the continent - have a fabulous time!
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Wow this thread brought back some memories.... it was just a year ago this week that we were in NYC at Katz's (my first time there).. we split a sandwich... and then walked up 1st avenue to 53rd street... it was quite a walk and alot to see...we walked off the sandwich...

we also like the Blarney Stone, which have several of locations in Manhatten...

We lived in NYC for 40 years and miss it, we go back 2-3 times a year...

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Wow this thread brought back some memories.... it was just a year ago this week that we were in NYC at Katz's (my first time there).. we split a sandwich... and then walked up 1st avenue to 53rd street... it was quite a walk and alot to see...we walked off the sandwich...

we also like the Blarney Stone, which have several of locations in Manhatten...

We lived in NYC for 40 years and miss it, we go back 2-3 times a year...

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Oh Boy, The Stone. My old after work spot for cheap pitchers. My poor liver. Those were the days.
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Peter Luger's steakhouse is a must- make a reservation far in advance if your schedule is tight and bring a bag of cash (they only accept their own card).

When I go there I don't eat all day so I can have a huge feast. Make sure to get the slab of sizzling bacon to go with your steak./
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i am a NYer (Bklyn), and even i have not been in any of those places.

so, thanks for the lists. I hope, someday to make the acquaintence of 1 of these steakhouses. I am not keen on making reservations however. FF
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If you don't get out of Manhatten Juniors Cheesecakes has a restaurnt at times square and Grand Central and they DO HAVE sugar free LOW CARB CHEESECAKE45TH STREET & BROADWAY Bakerey and they have the LC SF cheesecake according ot website

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The Five napkin burger place is great...that have a burger for two that us huge...you just have to toss the bun.... Peter Lugers is the best steak place ever.....a bit pricey and you need cash....
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I'm in NYC now & went to Henry's for brunch. Great restaurant.

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While the steak houses in NYC are great, you can get steak anywhere. I would focus more on specialty restaurants like Craft, if you can get a reservation, or one of Danny Meyer's places (Tabla is my favorite, but 11 Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern are still great, too).

One of my favorite places to eat low carb is Les Halles (the Park Ave. location, not the one downtown). It's probably the best bistro in the city, and the food is fresh and wonderful. Beats the touristy Balthazar hands down.
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While the steak houses in NYC are great, you can get steak anywhere. I would focus more on specialty restaurants like Craft, if you can get a reservation, or one of Danny Meyer's places (Tabla is my favorite, but 11 Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern are still great, too).

One of my favorite places to eat low carb is Les Halles (the Park Ave. location, not the one downtown). It's probably the best bistro in the city, and the food is fresh and wonderful. Beats the touristy Balthazar hands down.
Loved all the restaurant's you mentioned and agree that LCing at these restaurants is just as easy to stay on plan and way more "memorable" than a typical steakhouse.

Craft is awesome...I like how everything is simply prepared. Got to try the marmalade...beef marrow.
Les Halles- I get the Charcroute Garnie without the potatoes.
Tabla- Duck curry
11MP- foie gras and veal
Gramercy- The rack of lamb or pork belly.

I am a big fan of Jean-George Vongerichten, a little ethnic inspired cuisine.
Matsugen, Spice Market, Nougatine, Vong.
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While the steak houses in NYC are great, you can get steak anywhere. I would focus more on specialty restaurants like Craft, if you can get a reservation, or one of Danny Meyer's places (Tabla is my favorite, but 11 Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern are still great, too).

One of my favorite places to eat low carb is Les Halles (the Park Ave. location, not the one downtown). It's probably the best bistro in the city, and the food is fresh and wonderful. Beats the touristy Balthazar hands down.
Les Halles is awesome. But I love the Moules Normande from there ( I make these myself at home now) and their fries are too tempting. Haven't been there in years though. As far as steakhouses go, yes they are almost everywhere, but I'd be lying if i said I didn't miss The Strip House and Del Frisco's even though where I live now has a few steakhouses.
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Yeah, steakhouses are everywhere, but the experience and food at Luger's cannot be compared to any of them, plus the whole menu is almost catered to LCers and it's easy to stay on plan there.
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