Visiting New York City soon? Seek out these fun foods to make your visit extra fabulous!
1. Cookie Dō
550 La Guardia Pl
Oatmeal M&M Cookie Dough (single scoop)
Did you ever sneak a piece of cookie dough out of the bowl as a kid? Now you don’t have to sneak around, you can eat it right out in the open, at Cookie Dō! It’s a cookie dough shop set up like an ice cream parlor: get scoops of various cookie dough flavors in a cup or a cone and then add toppings. It’s your inner child’s dream!!
2. Clinton Hall
90 Washington St
Donut Soup, Soft Pretzel
One of the most amazing dishes I had was the Flaming Hot Donut Grilled Cheese at Clinton Hall: a habanero glazed bacon donut, sliced in half, filled with mozzarella, grilled, and hung over a bowl of tomato soup!! Not sure how long it will be there as it’s supposedly a limited time offer, although it’s still on their online menu as of writing this, they do state “limited availability”. Clinton Hall is also worth checking out for their mammoth soft pretzels (they were larger than my hand) and robust beer list!
3. City Bakery
3 West 18th Street
Multiple locations in NYC and Japan
Homemade Marshmallow Hot Chocolate & Pretzel Croissant Turkey Sandwich
Granted, Hot Chocolate is somewhat of a season item, but THAT MARSHMALLOW!! Kinda worth getting any time of year just for that! Their pretzel croissant was really tasty too.
4. Rue La Rue Cafe
4394 Broadway Large Coffee, Lemon Meringue Pie
Who can resist a cafe completely dedicated to Rue McClanahan and the Golden Girls?!? Not me, that’s for sure! I stopped by for a coffee, piece of the pie, and the chance to gawk at various memorabilia from the show. They even have Rue’s Emmy there!
UPDATE 11/2017: Unfortunately, Rue La Rue Cafe has closed. 🙁
5. Los Tacos No 1
75 9th Ave
2 Queso Tacos, 1 Water
There are so many different food adventures in Chelsea Market, but my mission was to find the taco with shells made out of cheese! Yes, they have regular shells too, but I wanted to try the Queso Tacos and they didn’t disappoint. Muy deliciosa!
119 Baxter St (btw Canal and Hester)
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl w Caramel Drizzle & Chocolate Sprinkles
It’s an ice cream cone in the shape of a fish!! How cute is that?! But, be ready to eat it quickly as the cones come freshly made, so they’re warm and soft and the ice cream will melt quickly.
7. Dominique Ansel’s Bakery
189 Spring Street (btw Sullivan and Thompson)
Many people know about Dominique Ansel as the home of the original Cronut (croissant donut). And, I’m sure they’re very tasty, as everyone raves about them on social media. But I couldn’t pass up the chance to try a Frozen S’more! It’s frozen custard center surrounded with chocolate wafer crumbs, wrapped in a frozen marshmallow that’s individually torched when you order it. Yum!
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