Hi, friends! Happy Wednesday!
After my trip to New York last week, I thought it’d be fun to share my experience with one of the things for which NYC is most famous: the FOOD! Although New York is known for its pizza, cheesecake, hot dogs, etc. my food experience was pretty different from a typical tourist experience since the group I was with didn’t spend much time in the tourist-y parts of Manhattan and instead were spending every day eating in and walking around Little Pakistan in Brooklyn.
Oh yeah, I spent last week in New York City on a missions trip with my church. The idea of a missions trip in the U.S. (instead of somewhere overseas) may seem a little funny, but so many people from all over the world live in New York City!
My church partnered with a NY church called Global Gates, and my smaller group spent the week in Brooklyn in an area referred to as “Little Pakistan.” We did a few different things, but one of our hopes was to find people who would be interested in hosting Bible studies in their homes in the Little Pakistan community, since some immigrants don’t feel comfortable going to a larger church where people speak mostly English. It was really rewarding and I learned so much. I’d be happy to answer questions about the experience if you have any!
So, onto a typical day of NYC eats during the trip:
So, those were my NYC eats in a nutshell: lots of breakfasts on-the-go, things like chana masala & warm naan, and no pizza (although I did get cheesecake on our free day!). There were few fruits and veggies to be seen…but I decided to be okay with it for the week.
Questions for you:
New York-style pizza, cheesecake or hot dogs: if you could only pick one, which one would it be?
What’s your favorite type of ethnic food?
Are you a fan of hot bars and salad bars? Which ones do you like?