New York: Oysters and Cava at Gotham West Market

by Sanne

El Colmado, Gotham West Market, New York

Yay! I’m in New York! I arrived late Wednesday evening, and even though it’s been misty and rainy ever since I came, it’s still great to be here! I’m staying at my friend Tina’s place in Brooklyn.

Tina has this amazing food blog,, and she’s probably the most talented and skilled hobby chef I know. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about food, cooking food and eating food. Yesterday, she had an appointment in the city, so we agreed to meet up later for lunch.

Our first thought was to go to the much hyped Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop in Gotham West Market, but when we arrived, we thought that the tapas bar opposite Ivan Ramen looked more tempting, so the ramen plans quickly transformed into cava, oysters and jamón Ibérico at El Colmado instead.

Gotham West Market is like an upscale food court. There are a handful of restaurants to choose among, and you can either sit at the counter or at some of the common tables in the central part of the area.

Right now, it’s noon in New York and Tina and I are on our way out to meet a friend of mine from university. We’ll be having lunch at Danji, which is a Korean restaurant that I’ve wanted to try for quite a while, so I’m really looking forward to see what it’s like.


Gotham West Market, 600 11th Avenue, New York (between 44th and 45th Street), Hells Kitchen, New York, Tel: +1 (212) 582 7940


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