Spots to Savor hit the big city last week and ate it up for all it was worth. We had three days and a million places to try and we definitely made our rounds. I actually got a lot of recommendations from our Instagram account @spotstosavor which ended up being some of the best places we tried. This was my second time being in New York, if you’ve never been it is magical. Especially in the snow. And it snowed. The whole time.
But we didn’t mind, we bundled up and soaked it all in. So some of our favorite spots that we tried:
The Butcher’s Daughter
This cute place serves mostly vegetarian plates (hence the name The Butcher’s Daughter), and is decorated with tons of pretty plants, hanging fruits and veggies. It’s pretty trendy and has a fun and quirky atmosphere. They had a couple of awesome looking toasts, I got the avocado toast and it was delicious. They also serve cold pressed juices, salads and sandwiches.
Dominique Ansel’s Bakery
Frozen. Smores. Frozen Smores. This is the best thing I have ever eaten. Vanilla bean ice cream wrapped in delicious, thick, creamy chocolate, wrapped in a fluffy marshmallow that is then torched in front of you. All on a wooden stick. There is just nothing better. This is also the home of the infamous cronut (they sell out super early so you have to get there in the morning to get one), and the cookie shot (a cookie cup lined with chocolate and filled with milk). It. Was so. Good.
French fries are god’s gift to this world. Pommes Frites was a little french fry bar where they would give you a big ole scoop of some perfectly golden fries and top it off with one of their crazy sauces. They had all different kinds like Parmesan peppercorn, pineapple thai, dill lemon (what I got), and rosemary garlic. And they let you sample all of them. Absolutely brilliant.
Very well known but very worth it. We could barely finish this frozen hot chocolate between four of us. And the lemon icebox pie. Oh and the coffee, cinnamon, and chocolate sundae. Like I said we made our rounds. That frozen hot chocolate tasted like everything you’ve ever loved about chocolate in any form and flavor all put into one drink. It was magical.
Cute. Just so cute. If you’re going to go to Magnolia’s Bakery, go to the one that’s in Bloomingdales. It’s way cuter and I think they had a wider variety and you can shop. They’re super well known for their cupcakes but the banana pudding is what you need to get. Along with one of everything else.
And here’s a picture of some succulents from Chelsea Market cause it was cool and I like them.
Thanks for having us New York. We are full and we are happy.