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NYC Food Tour Video - The Upper West Side : Wine, Pizza and Pastries!!

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

NYC Food Tour : Upper West Side Edition : Wine, Pizza, and Pastry


Eileen and I have been living in the Upper West Side neighborhood of NYC for over 10 years now, time sure does fly by!! When we aren't out and about hustling in this fast paced New York City real estate market, we are just like every other couple living in Manhattan.  


We like to walk around the neighborhood try out new places and go back to some of our favorites.  The video below is a new series that we created that highlights just a few of our Go-To Spots in the Upper West Side.  Please check it out and comment in the video.  





Here are some quick links to the places we went to :


Recolte-  We love this place, almost every time we get a loaf of their Pink Lady Bread.  It has all of these strawberries and walnuts baked inside with some near perfect crust.

Amsterdam Wine Co - Do you hate going into a wine store and not knowing what to pick out? I know I do, and this is why I always enjoy Amsterdam Wine Co.  I also like it because its right next to my subway stop at 72nd Street and Broadway, so I can hop off the subway, walk just a few steps into their store, get some solid recommendations in a casual atmosphere and I'm home in 5 minutes about to pop open that bottle of wine.

Francesco's Pizzeria - This really is one of those quintessential NYC neighborhood pizza spots.  There are a lot of pizza shops in every neighborhood.  Just thinking off the top of my head, I can think of at least a half dozen within a 5 minute walk of our building, so you know the competition is stiff.  Francesco's always delivers a solid slice of pizza, thats close by.  When you are craving a slice of pizza, you need it fast, taking the subway to some world famous place and waiting 30 minutes for a slice of pizza is just not my thing.  


So there you go, some of our favorite places to eat and drink in the Upper West Side, the neighborhood we call home.  We always like to hear about the best places to eat, let us know what you think!


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Morgan Evans is a Licensed Real Estate salesperson in Manhattan New York specialize in neighborhoods such as: Greenwich Village, Soho, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Midtown West, Midtown East, Nolita, Lower East side, Financial District in Manhattan. Morgan specialize in working with international buyer, high net worth buyers,  parents buying for children and investors buyers. Contact him today by calling (917)837-8869.

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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Nicely done short video, and the food looks amazing.... too bad it's so far away!

Feb 26, 2019 05:21 PM
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 We are both probably thinking the same thing.  Hawaii to New York is one long flight!! We will have to live vicariously through one anothers videos.

Feb 26, 2019 08:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Morgan, it has been too long since I watched your food and wine videos of NYC and oh boy watching this pastry shop and the pizza place makes me wonder why I have not seem more of your posts.... Hope you guys are well and prospering this year, Endre

Feb 26, 2019 10:45 PM
Morgan Evans

Thanks Endre.  We will definitely be posting more of our food videos and property videos this year.  

Feb 27, 2019 07:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You had me at pizza and pastries, Morgan! Of course, I lived in Carnegie Hill in NYC for decades, but as my brother lived on the upper West Side I had an opportunity to enjoy that part of town regularly. Lots has certainly changed in the 21 years since we've lived in NYC.

Feb 27, 2019 04:47 AM
Morgan Evans

Nina Hollander Hard to resist pizza and pastries, and there are so many good places to check out, its a good problem to have.  The beauty of NYC is definitely that its always changing.  Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 27, 2019 07:17 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Fabuloous video. Love this and so happy to connect. I'm a big fan of video - especially when it's done well. Hope you'll join our YouTube Thursdays group and share your videos there...

Feb 27, 2019 06:57 AM
Morgan Evans

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Hi Debb and Bernie.  Thanks for letting me know about the Youtube Thursdays group, I just joined and included this video in that group.  Definitely interested to check out everybodys videos on youtube.

Feb 27, 2019 07:19 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

This is how you showcase local spots, while enjoying life..nicely done, Morgan. 

Feb 27, 2019 07:37 AM
Morgan Evans

Thank you for highlighting the video on Youtube Thursdays!!

Feb 27, 2019 07:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Morgan Evans - WOW! Your video was superb! I really got a good sense of what it would be like to live in your home town. You had my stomach growling with those croissants and other bakery goods.  I was wondering when was the last time I really enjoyed a glass of wine from a random bottle I selected at the shelf at a store, and then you did it... You had me drooling over that homemade Pizza

I like the way you balanced the video between the two of you speaking and how you got a lot covered in a very short amount of time without making me dizzy by rushing through it all. 

Well done!!!

Feb 27, 2019 09:34 AM
Morgan Evans

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Glad you enjoyed the video.  We have a great time making them!

Feb 27, 2019 11:14 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Love the video well done and a great series to host. Everybody has somewhere that is their favourite.

Feb 27, 2019 11:22 AM
Morgan Evans

Thanks for stopping by Nick.

Feb 28, 2019 06:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We really enjoy our pizza so your suggestion is one that I will remember next time we are in the city!

Mar 01, 2019 08:56 AM
Morgan Evans

Hi Larry and Sheila! Glad you liked the pizza suggestion, if you try it out, let us know what you think!

Mar 04, 2019 06:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morgan, how did I not see this post???   Nice to see your smiling face (and Eileen's) on my post this week.   

Nov 20, 2019 01:54 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morgan, cannot be more happy for you both, and sure you wish these eateries were open to enjoy.    Stay safe.

May 12, 2020 07:27 AM
June Dark
Whatever - Fort Richardson, AK

Wow, that's pretty cool! I can tell you that gastronomical tours are one of the things that has to be done during the trip. I always check secret food tours before planning a trip because it's the best way to find hidden gems and improve your experience, so I highly recommend trying something like that as well.

Sep 06, 2022 11:58 PM