In this Upper East Side #food tour, we visit many old-school independently-owned food businesses and try some of the specialties they are known for, as well as visit a dollhouse and miniatures shop.

Places we visit on this #foodie day:

1. Lexington Candy Shop 1226 Lexington Avenue at East 83rd Street New York, NY
2. Orwasher’s Bakery 308 East 78th Street New York, NY
3. Tiny Doll House 314 East 78th Street New York, NY
4. Papaya King 179 East 86th Street at Third Avenue New York, NY

Food we have:
1. Vanilla egg cream from Lexington Candy Shop
2. Community Rye Bread and a made to order hand-filled jelly donut from Orwashers Bakery
3. Hot dog topped with chili, cheese and curly fries and a papaya drink from Papaya King

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Hey everyone! We are husband-and-wife architectural/interior photographers based in NYC. We started our video channel to act an artistic intervention to help raise awareness of the importance of small independently-owned businesses and the unique character these shops add to the streets and neighborhoods of New York City.

In our videos we will showcase portraits of storefronts and shop owners in New York City & capture moments of city life that capture the spirit, energy and cultural diversity of individual neighborhoods. We also bring our dog, Hudson along whenever we can.

We made it our mission to thoroughly document unique ‘mom-and-pop’ stores when we began to notice the alarming rate at which they were disappearing. Our critically acclaimed books include “STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York”, “New York Nights”, “STORE FRONT II- A History Preserved” and “Broken Windows-Graffiti NYC”.

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  1. 100185261 on October 27, 2020 at 8:37 am

    My wife and I recently found your videos and we absolutely love it!!! We’re both subscribers now and love your spirit and positive energy in every video. Keep it up:)

  2. fridge666 on October 27, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I am not a huge fan of such food but I definitely like the environment and aesthetics.

  3. The Chameleon on October 27, 2020 at 8:57 am

    half and half is half cream!

  4. James and Karla on October 27, 2020 at 9:15 am

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  5. Food and Footprints- Greg and Jumi on October 27, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Lexington Candy Shop looks amazing! Great fact about being the oldest continuously operating luncheonette in NYC. One of those classic city spots that are harder and harder to find these days. Glad you highlighted it!

  6. Kim on October 27, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Karla, where did you get your white T-shirt?

  7. FitAussieAngie on October 27, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Oh my gosh the candy shop is fabulous, it’s retro and I love how it’s still set that way. All the stores you showed us look so wonderful. Thank you for this video

  8. Nancy Keegan on October 27, 2020 at 9:26 am

    I saw not one worker wearing gloves

  9. Sava Snacks on October 27, 2020 at 9:27 am

    whoa those doughnuts looked insane! I’ve been wanting to try orwashers so thanks for the great rec!!

  10. Food and Footprints- Greg and Jumi on October 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Hudson was really excited for that challah – he wasn’t gonna let it hit the ground!

  11. gingerginger999 on October 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Lived in nyc all my life and never been to the lexington ave. luncheonette but now i plan to go,awesome. Enjoy your videos!

  12. Ron Ellison on October 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Great tour as always. Thanks!

  13. Food and Footprints- Greg and Jumi on October 27, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Great backstory about Papaya King!

  14. Aggressive Al on October 27, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Your content is amazing, i like every single seconds on it 😍👍🏻

  15. Chatsworth1979 on October 27, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I checked to see if Orwasher’s bakery would ship their breads, but unfortunately they don’t at this time. Another nice vid, thanks. EDIT: I really like the Papaya King’s logo. : – )

  16. Paul Chung on October 27, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Please don’t give Hudson raisins. They’re highly toxic to dogs.😨

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