Member Insights | Resource List: Northeast Chapters

Member Insights blog post by 2017 SLA President Dee Magnoni highlights a few favorite sites and foods of members from the northeastern United States chapters. (Learn more about the Member Insights Series.)

Here is a more detailed list compiled from responses from members of the Northeast Chapters:

If a non-local SLA member is visiting your region, what is a must-see site to visit?

And food to experience?

  • Fairfield County
    • The farm to table movement is growing in the region, with several excellent examples.
  • Hudson Valley
    • Valhalla Crossing: A converted caboose in a charming, centrally located town, Valhalla, and it’s become one of our go-to destinations. The food is basic, but it is cozy and easy to get to.
    • Sapori of White Plains
  • New England
    • Boston is lucky to have pretty much every type of cuisine imaginable, and is incredibly friendly to those with food allergies/sensitivities. Everyone should go to Top of the Hub at least once—the food is a bit overpriced, but you get to see Boston in all its glory from the top of the Prudential Tower.
    • If you are walking around downtown during the week, there are always a ton of food trucks and Boston is on TOP of its food truck game.
    • A bowl of Legal Sea Foods clam chowder is recommended.
    • Dinner in the North End of Boston, also known as Little Italy, is a treat—no matter what restaurant you choose.
    • In Cambridge, Salem, or Lowell, Massachusetts, Life Alive is a great organic, vegetarian eatery. It is incredible food that leaves you feeling more energized. Their smoothies are excellent as well.
    • It’s Maine…Lobster!
    • When in Maine look for wild blueberries, local crabmeat, Needhams & whoopie pies.
  • New York
    • There is so much. Check out one of the many ethnic cuisines the city has to offer!
    • New York is known for its pizza. Venture out to Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighborhood to visit Roberta’s for a hip and unique pizza experience (disclaimer: you will likely wait for a table), or, for the very adventurous, take the Q train to Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood to the legendary Di Fara, ranked the No. 2 best pizza in the country after New Haven’s Frank Pepe. You could also simply grab a slice at any neighborhood pizza counter that you pass by in Manhattan or any of NYC’s boroughs—it’s hard to go wrong with pizza in NYC!
  • New York – Upstate
  • Rhode Island

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