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Here are some of the joys that keep me in Greenwich Village. (All telephone numbers are in the 212 area code.)
The increasing demand for decaffeinated coffee is one of the more noticeable changes in eating habits. Despite that growing demand, envelopes of instant Sanka are often presented with hot water at the end of the meal, even in some of our toniest and otherwise impeccable restaurants.
And a number of new purveyors from around the globe are opening in the city to give you a chance to learn what people from India, China, and Africa have known for centuries - there's more to tea than what's in your supermarket!
Walking into McNulty’s on Christopher St. is like taking a trip back in time. The scales that owner David Wong uses to measure out tea leaves and coffee beans are from the early 1900s.
"All you have to do is remember your name," says David Wong, the seventh owner of the shop, which has been in business since 1895. Wong has been behind the counter at the homey Christopher St. outpost for the last 22 years.
Mimi Sheraton — who served as the restaurant critic for the New York Times from 1975 to 1983 — is one of the most accomplished and beloved food writers in America.
WEEKEND IN NEW YORK | MANHATTAN TEAHOUSES
You don’t have to actually drink your tea on the spot, of course; there are plenty of shops to buy loose tea, and they range from elegant (like Ito En on Madison Avenue at 69th Street) to tiny and old fashioned (like McNulty’s in Greenwich Village).
In 1980, David Wong and his dad, Wing, purchased McNulty’s from David’s brother’s employers. They continued to run the business from its original storefront location while adding a very strong mail order division. Still very much a family business, it is particularly satisfying to the Wongs to recognize secondand third-generation customers buying their teas and coffee at McNulty’s from as far back as the 1920’s and 1930’s.
For over 115 years, McNulty’s has been the Village’s source for quality teas and coffees from around the world. We are honored to be giving this longstanding neighborhood staple a Village Award at our Annual Meeting on Monday, June 13th.
McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co. at 109 Christopher Street sells extra-smoky lapsang souchong that works perfectly for this, and it’s not expensive.