This is an ever expanding list of all my favorite places I’ve been to in NYC and SF:
Cheesecake: Rocco’s ( Bleecker Street) and Eileen’s cheesecake
Italian: Pepe Rosso Social
Burmese: Cafe Mingala
Cookies: Milk and Cookies, West Village
Pizza: Bleecker Street Pizza
Deli: Katz Deli (Potato pancakes).
Hot Chocolate: Max Brenner
Falafel and Middle Eastern: Taim’s Falafel, get the harissa paste falafel and Souks and Sandwiches
Seattle and Port Angeles
Toga soup, Port Angeles
Fruit stands in the pikes market.
Termini Bakery: Cheesecake and Cannoli
Sahara Grill: Middle Eastern
Su Xing House: Chinese
Macaroons: ICI Macaroons
San Francisco and the Bay Area:
Chinese: Yank Sing
Burmese: Burma Superstar
Bakeries: Tartine Bakery, Craftsman and Wolves, Boudin Bakery
Pizza: Little Star, DelfinA in Palo Alto, Arizmendi Pizza.
Indian (Gujarati ): Taste of Surati in Milpitas.
Leunig’s Bistro: try the vegetarian mock escargot and the vegetarian risotto.
The Skinny Pancake.