The Great British Summer is coming to a close but not so are our cravings for English fare. Thankfully, a few stateside chums are satisfying our longings by catering to the tastes of home.
New York City—where our buying trips require maximum stamina—is home to a few worthy spots for British fare seekers. For a hearty start to a rigorous day, we grab breakfast at Alice’s Tea Cup—a wonderfully whimsical tea room with a global selection of teas and delightfully decadent foods all made to order.
The chicken bangers and “very un-mash” is a must-have for starting the day off jolly right.
For our sweeter palates, it’s the waffles with blueberry compound butter and real maple syrup that beckons.
And the chocolate-raspberry scone with raspberry preserves and homemade clotted cream—as good as mum's!
With three locations throughout the city, there’s not an excuse to miss the food or the experience at Alice's Tea Cup.
Our lunch favourite is Tea and Sympathy, where the menu of the traditional British kind defies any notion that the nation’s food is blasé and includes bangers ‘n mash, shepherd’s pie, welsh rarebit, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and more. The setting-- a delightful interpretation of a quintessential English corner in the heart of Greenwich Village-- is cosy and eclectic with an assortment of mismatched china for tea service that is just simply charming.
Founded by the able hands of south London native Nicky Perry, Tea & Sympathy serves up an ample British plate and cuppa for our homesick bellies.
A staff favourite of chicken pot pie, peas and mash!
Assorted English tea sandwiches
Save room for dessert to enjoy alongside one of their specialty teas.
Nicky Perry delights in her heritage and it’s seen in the details. Guests can pick up a British newspaper, browse the shop for take home teas, sweets, and gifts, or schedule a special delivery by way of an authentic London cab. Tea & Sympathy is a must try for all, especially culinary starved Brits.
Tea & Sympathy also loans it's expertise to the authentic fish and chip shop, A Salt & Battery, just a few doors down. We hear it's worth a tasting too!
Fri, September 21, 2012
by Hope Gough filed under
- New York,
- British fare,
- tea service,
- tea sandwiches,
- clotted cream,
- A Salt & Battery,
- Tea & Sympathy,
- Alice's Tea Cup,
- fish and chip,
- nicky perry,