1. Ice Cream Bouquet
If you like ice cream, you're going to LOVE Stuffed Ice Cream. You’ll be in ice cream heaven, with ice cream stuffed doughnuts (aka Cruffs), ice cream cakes and our favourite- ice cream bouquets, all on the mouth-watering menu. That’s right, forget flowers, it’s all about these incredible ice cream bouquets that let you choose from 7 to 21 different flavours! Because, why choose just one flavour when you could choose 7?
Image credit- Stuffed Ice Cream
Each scoop is arranged one on top of the other, to form a colourful ice cream bouquet. Alan Yaung (the co-owner and self-proclaimed “breaker of calories”) explained what makes this amazing place so different, “Stuffed Ice Cream is a place where fun and work go hand in hand. We were always told to never play with our food when we were little so now we finally are able to do it in a creative way for everyone to enjoy our product visually and tastefully!”.
Not only do these eye-catching bouquets taste amazing, they also look incredible. We’ve never seen anything like it before and if you want to brighten up your Instagram page, this is an easy way to get those likes rolling in! The flavours are just as unusual as the design, with white chocolate lavender, Thai tea and black sesame on the menu. If you’re visiting NYC during the summer, this is the perfect way to cool down from the heat. Just be prepared for a few curious looks from passers-by!
Where to go? Stuffed Ice Cream (139 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003)
2. The Super Slice
New York City is famous for its pizza and if you want to truly indulge during your holiday, The Pizza Barn is the place to go. This Italian restaurant hit the headlines when it’s Super Slice pizza went viral. Want to know why? Because it’s 2-foot-long! That’s right, you’ll need to have a serious appetite to make your way through this.
The Pizza Barn explained how their Super Slice has been attracting all kinds of customers; “Our 2-foot slice attracts foodies, IG enthusiasts and anyone looking for a delicious slice of NY pizza big enough to share with a family of four”. With prices starting at just $11 this is a budget-friendly meal you can all share.
As if that wasn’t enough, you can make your mammoth slice even more filling. The Pizza Barn offer a whole range of pizza toppings that you wouldn’t expect, “Our popular Mac-n-Cheese or Cheeseburgers-n-Fries slices definitely satisfy with over 5 lbs of glorious pizza”. If you fancy a foodie challenge, this should be at the top of your list. Make sure you remember to snap a photo or two, as the super slice is definitely Instagram worthy.
Where to go? The Pizza Barn- 70 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705 (Monday - Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM)
3. Levain Cookies
As the story goes, Levain Bakery all began “with a simple mission between two great friends: create the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie”. Now, seeing as we’ve tried these 6-ounce snacks ourselves, we can confirm that they did just that! If you’ve never been before, you’ll want to know what to try. According to the team at Levain you should start with “Our signature cookie. Crispy outside with a satisfyingly thick and gooey centre. Every bite is packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chunks of walnuts.” The New York Times have even said that these "may possibly be the largest, most divine chocolate chip cookies in Manhattan." Sounds good, right?
The team also explained how “everything is baked on-site, fresh every day from the finest natural ingredients”. As well as more delicious cookie flavours like dark chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and dark chocolate peanut butter chip, there are lots of freshly baked products that will satisfy your sweet tooth. There’s walnut sticky buns, cinnamon brioche, banana chocolate chip bread and fresh rustic loves all waiting to be devoured.
Where to go? Levain Bakery- several locations throughout the city
4. Crazy Shakes
While New York City eatery Black Tap may specialise in craft beer and burgers, a visit wouldn’t be complete without trying one of their famous Crazy Shakes. Be warned, these are HUGE and if you want to enjoy one of their juicy burgers too, we’d recommend sharing. Everything from the quirky décor, to the mammoth meals and super-size shakes are picture perfect.
Image credit- Black Tap
When it comes to choosing which shake to try, you might find yourself a bit stuck, as there are so many incredible creations on offer. One of our favourites has to be ‘The Cake Shake’. This sweet sensation is a cake batter flavoured shake, with a creamy vanilla frosted rim, rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream, topped with a huge slab of funfetti cake! While it might look too good to eat, it’s definitely too good to resist.
You can also get epic shakes covered with chocolate chips, brownie chunks, cookies, pretzels and cotton candy. This place is so popular, there’s often a queue outside to get in. Don’t be put off though, as it really is worth the wait. In fact, Black Tap describe themselves as a “must try for every food tourist and burger obsessed New York local”.
Where to go? Black Tap- various locations throughout the city
5. Fish-shaped Japanese Waffles
Taiyaki is home to the famous fish-shaped ice cream cones you might have seen all over your social media feed. These amazing snacks don’t only taste great but look great too. Taiyaki explain, “We’re known for our fish-shaped Japanese waffle that is chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside; the textures and flavours blend perfectly in glorious harmony with the artisan flavours of soft serve ice cream”.
Image credit- Taiyaki
You can choose one of the delicious flavours on the menu or opt to create your own combination. As well as traditional flavours like vanilla and chocolate, you’ll find things like matcha, black sesame and red bean. There's even a Unicorn-inspired ice cream! Both the ice cream and waffles here are made from the highest quality ingredients from socially responsible vendors and distributors, so you know you’re getting the finest quality around!
The Taiyaki team is made up of members from several Far East cities, who all had “one love in common- embracing our heritage and identity through our love for travel and food”. This passion is clear to see, in the amazingly unique and flavoursome products that can be found inside Taiyaki.
As tempting as it may be to indulge straight away, make sure you take a photo before you take a bite! Located in the heart of Chinatown and Little Italy, this gives you a great excuse to explore a different part of town- after you’ve grabbed an ice cream of course!
Where to go? Taiyaki NYC- 119 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013,
Ready to start planning your holiday to NYC? Click here, to view our full range of New York attraction tickets.
Liked this post? You may also like…