Eating around New York

I wish that we had the chance to eat more around New York, In fact we were just walking most of the time which is probably why I didn’t really gain any weight despite the giant cookies from Levain bakery I was having in the morning. I despise that cookie shop which we lived right on top of, every morning we could smell the sweet cookies being baked and you could see a whole line just right under the apartment all the way up to the street. I could”t resist buying a cookie once I would pass by and see no line during the busy hours of the day when everyone would be working. We really lived in an area where there was a lot of food and different food carts along central park especially.

1. Levain Bakery, 75th street

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Oh how can you resist a $6 cookie the size of your fist. Come here on a weekday and you won’t experience any long lines.

2. Luke’s Lobsters

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I was able to have some lobster rolls with Mariel, we just had to walk a few blocks down from the apartment and this was the first official meal i had in New York so I was so surprised with how good these things tasted. LOBSTER ROLLS MY GOD ❤

3. Loab boat house, Central Park

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Eating here to me was like a dream I mean I usually just see these places in movies. Especially this place I always saw in movies. It would be nice to get a seat near the lakeside, it is also very expensive but worth every penny.

4. Juniors Cheesecake, Times Square

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My friend Mariel loves sweets and she kept on telling me that this would be the BEST cheesecake I would taste in New York. She was right.

5. Lam Zhou Noodles, Chinatown

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It took us a while to find this place and I had to google maps it but totally worth it. Our apartment owner recommended this place and my mom and I loved it. If you’re looking for good hand tossed noodles around new york then this is the cheapest and best place to go to. People from all parts of town seem to go here.

6. Chelsea Market Lobsters from Maine, Chelsea Market

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My mom kept on bugging me on how we should go to Chelsea Market to eat the giant 2 pond lobster that she saw the last time she was here. Although it is not cheap to eat here at the Chelsea Market, the lobster was really amazing! They tasted like the lobster rolls that we had minus the bun.

7. Gray’s Papaya Hotdog, 72nd street

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If you’re looking for something cheap and good then this is a great place to eat because for $4 you will get to eat 2 hotdogs and this really good papaya juice. It was right next to our street so we had to pass by one time during breakfast, and its open 24 hours.

Of course there are a lot more things to eat around the city and I did want to do a lot more things too but 2 weeks isn’t enough to explore everything that New York has to offer. I just stuck to watching plenty of broadways and ballets, maybe someday again when I  get to stay there longer I will get to eat everything I want to try there. Till then, I cannot wait. For now this is all that I was able to eat.

Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, Pure Indulgence

So everyone has been raving about how delicious this Ice cream is so I went out to try it for myself. I found a branch that sells this along Centris Walk in this echo store restaurant. It’s not so hard to spot since there is a sign that says “Carmens Best Ice cream served here” So you have an option of a lot of different kinds of flavors and of course we got one of the store people to explain every interesting sounding flavor to us among the best sellers list. I decided to try the Malted Milk, as soon as I heard the words “MALTESERS” and “MILK” I was sold. I am a big fan of Maltesers.

SONY DSCSONY DSCThe price was not so bad since my friend and I shared it. It cost about 435 php I think. It depends on what flavor you are trying. What I loved about the taste was that it was creamy and you could actually bite into the chunks of Maltesers that were in the Ice cream. That was really awesome. Personally though I would still choose Haagen Dazs over this pint of Ice cream. I would actually prefer Japanese soft cream to this. It was just a little too sweet for my taste, as I think they were trying to adjust it into the Filipino taste.  I would also love to try their other flavors just to see what the other people are raving about. Because as good as it was it didn’t exactly wow me. Worth a try though if you eat a lot of Ice cream such as myself.