An off-shoot of Dominique Ansel Bakery, Dominique Ansel Kitchen is a fusion of a “retail bakery with a restaurant service kitchen”. They have a lot more interesting pastries and desserts (they are honestly much fancier) and tend to have a lot of last-minute specials that create a more exciting experience. Continue reading “Dominique Ansel Kitchen”
Located in Chinatown, Bassanova Ramen is a low-key ramen joint that actually specializes in vegetarian ramen! Traditional ramen tends to be made with pork or chicken broth so the fact that they actually have a whole page in their menu solely for vegetarians and vegans makes it all the more appealing. Continue reading “Bassanova Ramen”
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Noodle Bar and I have a very complicated relationship – I’m not a huge fan of their ramen and when they initially opened I was so underwhelmed by it that I never recommended this place to anyone for NYC ramen. Their noodles are too thin and with the price point, you can get better quality for cheaper at other places in the city.
That being said, their truffle menu, available only in the winter, is totally worth the visit! Their Black Winter Truffle Ramen is $49 but it was worth every penny and their quite generous with the truffle shavings as well. It’s also vegetarian (it doesn’t use tonkotsu broth). You can see their current menu here. Continue reading “Momofuku Noodle Bar”
The murals peppered throughout NYC give the city so much character – you’ve got the grafitti art in Bushwick, Brooklyn, artsy murals in the Lower East Side, and #LoveWalls in SoHo and Chelsea!
I wanted to share some of the walls I’ve seen just walking around and exploring the city and how it’s ever changing – sometimes it’s just for beauty, others are to make statements. Continue reading “#WallsofNYC”
Kay’s Boutique Café
There is a pop-up in SoHo called Kay’s Boutique Café where they only make French toast sticks and drinks! It’s based out of Bangkok and they are currently in NYC for three months. Their menu can be found here. I tried most of the items on the menu and I have to say – the French toast sticks are all really delicious: Continue reading “Kay’s Boutique Café”