Tea & Sympathy, West Village

I've been on an England kick prepping for my two weeks there this month. On a rainy day last week, I popped into Tea & Sympathy, which is a slice of England right near my apartment, in the heart of the West Village.  It's always crowded but a table had just gotten up, so I only waited 2 minutes.  Their menu is large, serving many traditional specialties, like Scotch egg, Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding, and Shepherd's pie. But I really enjoyed their afternoon tea service, served in lovely, mismatched teacups and teapots.  They are also known for their chicken and leek pie, which was delicious.

If you want to continue with an "England in New York" tour, head to nearby Myers of Keswick, which I wrote about here, a specialty foods shop for English food and drink.