By Rachel Wells
Part of a series that documents real New Yorkers and their love affair with food.
Daisy Kramer is a high school senior at the Spence School. The 18 year old has lived in New York City her entire life and loves photography, singing (she’s a co-head of her school’s a capella group, Triple Trio, and is involved in the Glee club), reading, binge-watching Netflix and most importantly, loves food.
To Daisy, being a foodie is an integral part of being a New Yorker. In an interview she commented, “I think that New York has such a rich diversity of cultures and that food is a way for these cultures to intermingle. Also, food is another way for New Yorkers to communicate; we meet friends at restaurants, have interviews at coffee houses and try new cuisines all over the city.”
While there are literally a million options to choose from, her favorite place to eat is Burger Joint in the Parker Meridien Hotel, a place she first learned about from her bud, Alexandra, when they were in the 7th grade. Daisy recalls waiting in line for almost an hour, but it was well worth it. When there, Daisy orders a cheeseburger with, as she puts it, “the works; lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, mustard, ketchup and mayo” with a side of french fries, a black and white milkshake and for good measure, a Diet Coke.
While food trucks are somewhat scarce on the UES, Daisy still branches away from the typical restaurant and café scene with quick stops at trucks like Wafles and Dinges, where she gets the city-famous option of Nutella and strawberries on a belgian waffle. For tourists, Daisy recommends trying Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn. When asked what makes this NY pizza place special she responded, “while its not the traditional New York pizza, it is the best in the city.”
Daisy loves ordering food online because of the convenience, “It’s definitely faster and more efficient than calling a restaurant.” She orders in at least once a week.
She hopes to one day become a movie producer. She will attend Northwestern’s School of Communication next fall, and while she’s essentially headed from one city to another, she will definitely miss all that New York has to offer.
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