Ramen is always a hot topic of debate in New York City but one thing most people agree on is that Totto Ramen is one of the local favorites. Their ramen is on the cheaper side ($11-$12) so it’s a lot more affordable than most ramen places in the city. Continue reading “Totto Ramen”
I used to go to the counterpart of Supermoon Bakehouse when I visited my friends in San Francisco so imagine my delight when they opened up a bakehouse here in New York City! Located in the Lower East Side, it’s a nice, somewhat spacious bakery with a minimalist design. They do have a wall lit up with the words “Bite Me, NYC”, though, which is pretty apt! Continue reading “Supermoon Bakehouse”
Lauded as one of the most Instagrammable ice cream joints in New York City, Taiyaki NYC made its mark in the city by serving soft serve ice cream inside a “taiyaki” (a Japanese fish-shaped bread normally filled with red bean or custard).
Since they’ve opened, they have expanded their menu to include the “croyaki”, a hybrid of a croissant and a taiyaki, as well as their vegan taro slushie. Once in a while, they will also have special decorations for their soft serves, like a Christmas tree or an Easter bunny! Over the summer, the unicorn taiyaki was extremely popular. Continue reading “Taiyaki NYC”
One thing New York City is great at is having “Instagrammable” cafes! This one called Sweet Moment, is located in Chinatown and known for their cream art lattes. You have to specifically request the cream art lattes because those drinks are actually cold. They serve it as a cold brew or as cold black milk tea. I prefer it as milk tea and I’m supposing they serve it cold so that the latte art lasts longer. Their bingsoo (also known as shaved ice) is also very popular. You can see their menu here. Continue reading “Sweet Moment”
I actually noticed this café while I was walking over to brunch in Alphabet City. Saltwater Coffee is an Australian coffee shop with very interesting latte combinations! They have turmeric lattes (also called golden lattes) as well as various charcoal lattes, such as vanilla or chai.
One of the great things about this shop is that they have a variety of milks for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant. I have a friend who is allergic to dairy and she was able to get a turmeric latte with oat milk! Continue reading “Saltwater Coffee”