Eating Out in New York, Panna II Indian Restuarant

Best Indian in New York, Eating Out in New York

Once upon a time in a foreign land, before I became a ‘real’ blogger, I left my heart in New York City and found the perfect Indian food in the East Village for eating out in New York. Back then I didn’t even contemplate taking photos of my food(!!) and thus survives the only photo of the best Indian in New York from my trip – but boy, it’s a good ‘un!

I first came across Panna II when we stayed in New York with my pal, K, who very kindly gave us a space in her apartment in Brooklyn to rest our weary heads. K took us along to her favourite Indian restaurant one night, with absolutely no hint towards the shock we were about to get. We headed up the steps into to the tiny, unsuspecting Indian to be smacked in the face with the grandest, craziest hive of fairy lights you could ever imagine. Even looking back at that photo, I can’t believe it’s actually real and I’ve been there. You guys, this is an absolutely must see in New York even if the food is average… but the food is super tasty too!!

Stu and I are massive fans of Makhani, a very rich and buttery sauce with a really distinctive taste. I’m a huge lover of spicy food, but this is as mild as it gets and it’s amazing. Chicken Makhani is the only dish I’ve even tried after a couple of trips to Panna II, but if that’s good then the rest of the menu must be pretty damn good as well. We were also introduced to Puri bread by K, which is something you can only get in very select restaurants in the UK. Puri is a light, fluffy pocket of fried bread. Oof. Just describing it to you is making me yearn!

I can’t even say it’s the best thing about getting Indian food at Panna II because everything is so amazing, but you can even take your own booze to the restaurant! And did I mention the twinkly lights?! ““Where chilli pepper lights meets christmas tree lights” they describe of themselves, but even that can’t do it justice. You really do need to see it with your own eyes.

Find Panna II at 93 1st Avenue in New York. (Make sure you get the right restaurant, 2nd floor, right hand side.)

Loves x xx

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Offcuts: I Left My Heart in New York City

New York Skyline

Three years since my last trip to New York, my adopted home, where I left my heart. A lot of people say, “At least you’ve been!” and my response is always, “well you don’t know what you’re missing.” I don’t know if living there would be the right choice for me… because then where would my New York be? But someday I want to spend a few months there, sketching, making, exploring while Boyfriend makes some music. Until then, though, I need a refresher! Three years is too long!

Citifield, Home of the Mets
Citifield New York
City through Central Park
New York Met
Shakespeare Garden
Steps in Central Park
Nature in Central Park
Sun flare through the trees
Last time we went Autumn was turning and the weather was absolutely stunning! Look at that blue sky behind Citifield, creating a stunning backdrop to the red brick of my team’s homeland. The sun was low in the sky casting the most beautiful glow, such a contrast to the blustery, damp Autumns of England. Take me back…

New York Skyline

Loves x xx

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