Gothamist, like many other New Yorkers, will be strategically avoiding the various lifestyle headaches that promise to accompany the Grand Old Party to our beloved city. For those natives fleeing the island as the Republicans descend, we'll take a page from the administration's book and offer our suggestions for a Gothamist Food "Go Bag" stocked with some of our favorite hometown provisions:

max_coffee2.JPG- 1 dozen bagels from Absolute Bagels on Broadway at 107th Street
- 1/4 lb. smoked sturgeon, 1/4 lb. eastern nova salmon, 1/4 lb. whitefish salad, and 1/4 lb. chopped liver from Barney Greengrass (the Sturgeon King) on Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street
- 1 lb. ground coffee and a pint of whipped cream cheese from Zabar's, Broadway at 81st Street
- Selection of cold cuts (preferably including prosciutto san daniele and/or guanciale) and olives from Fairway, Broadway at 74th Street
- Selection of fruits and vegetables from Whole Foods Market, in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
- 2 bottles of Italian red wine selected with help from the staff at Italian Wine Merchants, 108 East 16th Street (between Union Square East and Irving Place)
- Variety of cheeses selected with help from the staff at Murray's Cheese Shop, corner of Bleecker and Cornelia Streets
- 2 pane pugliese from the Sullivan Street Bakery
- 1 box chocolate truffles from Jacques Torres Chocolates

Pack in a cooler and bring to the Blue State of your choice. You're sure to be welcomed with open arms, as long as you're willing to share the goodies.