New York – Manhattan – Greenwich Village – Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street runs through the centre of Greenwich Village. There are heaps of interesting shops along here. These are a couple of my favourite foodie ones.

Faicco’s Sausage Shop (Intermediate A), 260 Bleecker St, right next door to Murray’s Cheese Shop below.


As the name implies, this is the place to come for your Italian-style deli meats.


And other key Italian ingredients.


I had the Italian Special sandwich (with Prosciutto, ‘Cappy’ (Coppa) Ham, Soppressata, Mozzarella, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Red Peppers, phew!) which was pretty damn good (B+).

It was way too much for one though so a lucky tramp got the other half.


On a recommendation I had a bottle of Manhattan Espresso Soda which was better than I thought it would be (B).


Murray’s Cheese Shop (Intermediate A), 254 Bleecker St,, right next door to Faicco above.

A temple to cheese with an impressive range of varieties on offer, and a multitude of other exotic deli items.

I tried the ‘Murray’s Melt’, basically a toasted cheese sandwich on plain white bread. It involves a secret recipe apparently (B). Back home we would add a bit of Henderson’s to make it Yorkshire Rarebit but I couldn’t detect any added sauce.


Other places nearby I wanted to check out but didn’t have the time or stomach space are Kesté Pizzeria at 271 Bleecker St and Pasticceria Rocco at 243 Bleecker St.

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