I don't think I ever want to leave New York, or at least not until I've eaten in every restaurant and shopped in every shop in the city. Yesterday we caught the subway to little Italy to Russ and Daughters where we had an awesome smoked salmon bagel and some full cured gravelox which was awesome. The deli was full of locals picking up their smoked fish and cream cheeses for the upcoming weekend. Next we wandered around Soho and Nolita and browsed shops, I bought a vintage top from a little recycled clothing boutique and we stopped at the TriBeCa taco truck for lunch which wasn't as flavoursome as we hoped, but still fresh and tasty. In the arvo we headed back to the hotel, it was a really freezing day so we thawed out a bit then caught the train to the Chelsea market. The market is in an old industrial warehouse and is full of produce stores and restaurants and cafes. We stopped at a little bar/restaurant for a couple of pre dinner drinks then headed next door to Buddakan for dinner. The food was delicious, best dish being this pork belly that came with fill your own steamed buns. We also had dungeoness crab sticky rice, stir fried snap peas, chilli shrimp and some other yummy stuff. After dinner we dashed down the street in the rain to some bar that progressively filled up as we had a few beers, then we jumped in a cab and came back to the hotel. Today we slept in pretty late then headed back over to Russ and Daughters but this time as it was lunchtime on Saturday it was super busy. We had more awesome bagels, and also pretty good coffee from Bowery Coffee nearby. After brekky we did some more shopping and wandering around, looking in Bloomingdales and Macy's. There was so many people out and about, it was forecast to rain today but it actually cleared up and was sunny and about ten degrees warmer than yesterday. We then headed back to the Chelsea market to have a proper look through and bought a few little kitchen items. The fish market looked amazing, they were selling lobsters for $13.00, everyone was eating lobster. We then headed back to our room, had showers then trained over to Eataly, Mario Batali's big Italian marketplace and eatery. We sat at a marble bench and had a glass of wine and some antipasti and cheeses which was delicious. Then we headed to the pizza/pasta restaurant section and had some fresh mozzarella and some fresh spaghetti with cheese and pepper, very yummy. We headed back to our hotel after dinner as we are pretty stuffed after a late one last night. I think I'm gonna be the size of a house by the time I leave NYC!