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I just got back this week from a few days in NYC and holy cow, was it an experience! I decided to take a leap of faith this year and book my first airplane trip ever – next stop, LaGuardia airport! I’m not going to lie, I was really nervous to go – traveling with food allergies is never easy, especially when you have seven of them. But it actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be and I ended up having a lot of fun and took some really gorgeous photos!
I Went to NYC for 3 Days and Almost Didn’t Come Back!
// THE SIGHTS
Unfortunately it poured for most of my time there but that didn’t stop me! My favorite place I stopped was the Metropolitan Museum of Art – such an incredible experience. And I got to see a few of the Imperial Faberge eggs in person! Times Square was also an amazing experience: if you go, definitely go at night so you get the full effect of just how bright it is.
For this trip, since I had two full days in the city, I spent day 1 in upper Manhattan and day 2 in lower Manhattan, which ended up being a really logistically convenient way to do it.
// THE FOOD
I’m happy to say I had no major allergic reactions during the trip! The airports were a struggle since they don’t have many gluten free options, but I packed some KIND bars for this trip so I was fine. In the city, I ate at Briciola which had amazing gluten free pasta, Juniors which had gluten free cheesecake, and at Amorino Gelato which had gluten free cones!
// THE STAY
No, we didn’t stay on the Upper East side, although I wish we could have! I AirBnB’d at a small apartment in Queens which was a great decision because it was very inexpensive, and I picked one that was only a block away from the local metro station. There was definitely more than one cockroach so be warned if you decided to AirBnB in NYC. But it was worth it to save all that money versus staying at a hotel on the island.
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Overall, this was an invaluable experience, from the airplane ride to seeing Anastasia on Broadway to grabbing macarons at Lauduree! But I’m definitely happy to be home.