"When I'm in the mood for Greek desserts, I come here," says Bobby Flay on Boy Meets Grill. Most known for melt-in-your-mouth Baklava, Poseidon Bakery opened in 1923 and is one of the only places in America that still makes their own phyllo dough by hand.
Often seen in the Union Square Greenmarket, Bread Alone has been selling New Yorkers (including Bobby) organic breads and pastries since 1983. Bobby swung by their stall for some pizza dough, but you can also find a variety of multigrain baguettes, sourdough loaves and buttery brioches.
On Boy Meets Grill, pickle aficionado Bobby takes a trip the Lower East Side to visit The Pickle Guys. You’ll find every pickle imaginable here, in addition to a number of pickled fruits and vegetables. In the mood for house-made sauerkraut or perhaps pickled watermelon? Now’s the time to stop by!
Bobby loaded up on essential Thai ingredients at the Bangkok Center Grocery located in New York’s Chinatown. Bangkok Center Grocery’s owner is “incredibly knowledgeable” about Thai ingredients and has stocked her shelves with just the curry pastes, herbs, sauces and Thai delicacies to prove it.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay picks up Italian provisions from Bari Pork Store, a butcher shop specializing in Italian sausage and cured meats in Staten Island, NY.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby samples Latin fare at Paladar by chef Aaron Sanchez in New York, NY.
Bobby visited The International Culinary Center not only to revisit his alma mater, but also to visit the school's restaurant, L'Ecole. The Michelin-rated restaurant offers a rotating menu of seasonal dishes such as ginger-glazed mahi mahi or housemade spinach fettuccine, all prepared by students.
For true New York-style pizza, look no further than America’s first, and some say best, pizzeria in the U.S. Since 1897, Lombardi’s has been winning over New Yorkers like Rachael Ray with their perfect balance of marinara and mozzarella, all atop a thin crust baked in a coal-fired oven.
When Bobby craves steak, he heads straight to Wolfgang’s, which boasts a truly delectable selection. The rib-eye steak features impressive marbling and a stunning caramelized crust, while the porterhouse is served in tantalizingly thick slices painted with a rich mixture of butter and meat juices.
For more than 100 years, Faicco's Pork Store has been a New York institution. Bobby notes, "You can feel the passion behind the product." In addition to expert cuts of pork, Faicco's outdoes itself with homemade rice balls and its Italian Special sub sandwich stuffed with choice meats.
Bobby Flay, host of Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, heads to Patsy's Restaurant in New York, NY, where they've been dishing out pizzas and pasta using fresh ingredients for more than 75 years.
According to Bobby Flay, Brazilian steakhouse Churrascaria Plataforma offers "a cornucopia of every kind of meat that you can think of." Diners are given a red and green disk with which to guide their meal: Flip the disk to green, and servers will slice beef, pork and more right onto your plate.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay checks out the monster-sized burritos at Cosmic Cantina in New York, NY.
This well-known specialty food shop has all the fixings for a gourmet meal at home: fresh pastas, prime meats, seafood and imported cheeses. Don't feel like cooking? Choose from prepared Italian dishes, lobsters and rotisserie chickens that can be dressed up with any of the house-made sauces.
At Inoteca in New York, NY, Bobby Flay orders a selection of Italian cheeses, wines and panini - Italian pressed sandwiches - on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.