Imagine walking down Broadway seeking New York gourmet offerings for the world's foremost dining experiences.
The choices of five-star restaurants, ethnic delicatessens, family-owned meat shops and seasoned food vendors are endless. I know my mouth starts watering just remembering the exotic tastes and amazing meals I've enjoyed as a New York gourmet.
But if you don't live in the 'Big Apple' or visit the city often, you can still enjoy the foods of New York through an amazing website.
New York First Company has collected the very best of the world's greatest city, and packed myriad items into a single easy-to-shop location. You can buy the exotic meats you came to my site looking to find, but also all the cooking accessories and other foods that go along with any New York gourmet meal.
New York First Company has organized their website just like the great department stores, with each 'floor' representing a particular category of shopping. The top floor is the New York Gourmet Gotham Grocery which holds the best of New York Restaurants & Specialty Food Shops. For example, here you can find hand-cut steaks from Smith and Wollensky . Since opening its first restaurant in New York in 1977, Smith & Wollensky has become nationally acclaimed as one of the great steak houses in America. The food, service and ambiance all combine to establish Smith & Wollensky as the quintessential New York gourmet steakhouse.
It's where urban cowboys herd together between business deals, armed with out-sized knives (available for purchase, of course), for steaks that are enormous even by New York City standards.
Smith & Wollensky is famous for its old-fashioned service, its turn-of-the-century New York gourmet decor, its award-winning wine list, and above all, its prime-grade, dry-aged, mouth-wateringly delicious steaks. In fact, The New York Times calls Smith & Wollensky "the steakhouse to end all arguments."
Smith and Wollensky world-class, dry-aged, hand-cut steaks, are vacuum-packed and shipped fresh overnight from the restaurant butcher shop. Your choice of: 4-8oz. Fillets, 4-14oz. Sirloins or 4-22oz. Ribsteaks. Easily add to your order, steakhouse knives or a portable barbeque set to bring the ambiance of New York gourmet right to your kitchen and dining table.
Of course, there many, many other food & beverage shops available through New York First Company. You can purchase Sturgeon, Eastern Nova Scotia Salmon, Pacific Sable or Kippered/Baked Pink Salmon -- Jewish Soul Food -- from Barney Greengrass, which The New York Observer calls "the supreme achievement of Jewish-American civilization." Only you get to beat the long lines that have become a tradition at the the Upper West Side store since 1908.
Add to this list, Chef Burke's Gourmet Pops, Fresh H&H New York Bagels, Junior's of Brooklyn Cheesecakes, and hundreds of other outlets.
So let your mouse do the shopping at the "Department Store to the World" - New York First Company.