New York City is a mecca filled with the latest trends, whether they be in fashion, technology…or food! Some foods have and always will be our go-to staples(NYC pizza, anyone?), but every now and again there comes a new culinary craze that we can’t get enough of. When it comes to trendy foods, NYC has got you covered; we’ve picked 5 of the top food fads in 2016 and highlighted the best places to try them in NYC!
Doughnuts: The Doughnut Project, 10 Morton Street
This shop is not serving up your typical chocolate-frosted doughnut. The Doughnut Project takes each doughnut as just that, a detailed project! If you’re feeling adventurous, take a bite out of the “These Beetz are Dope” doughnut featuring ricotta cheese and beet glaze or try “The Everything Doughnut” with all the fixings you love on your everything bagel! If you want to play it safe the “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” or the “Plain Glaze?” might be more up you’re alley. You won’t find these unique flavors anywhere else!
The Shake: Black Tap, 529 Broome Street
These massive masterpieces will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your Instagram followers. People are lining the block waiting to try one of Black Tap’s four crazy milkshakes. Each shake is piled high with different toppings like: chewy chocolate chip cookies, cotton candy, pretzels, peanut butter chocolates, or sour candies! Let out your inner child and indulge in this sweet treat!
Vegan Foods: by CHLOE, 185 Bleecker Street
In the midst of a junk-food craze another food trend in 2016 is healthy eats! We all want to eat well and feel good but let’s admit it; sometimes it just doesn’t taste good. Well, that’s not the case at this quaint Soho restaurant. By Chloe serves 100% animal-free and locally grown foods prepared in house every day…and it actually tastes amazing! The chef’s here whip up burgers, pastas, salads, fries, and even sweets like ice cream! Eating healthy never tasted so good!
Avocado Toast: The Butchers Daughter, 19 Kenmare Street
You may have seen this fad spread across your Instagram feed in all its green-y glory. Many restaurants have created their own version, but The Butchers Daughter has three different takes on this simple dish. The classic avocado toast has a hint of lime and cilantro and mustard seed, the “New Yorker” adds a sunny side up egg on top, and the “Angeleno” features a strawberry-corn salsa and chili oil; each one is a unique and yummy way start to your morning!
S’mores: Max Brenner, 841 Broadway
A summertime classic and an all-year favorite: the s’more! Max Brenner is a chocolate bar and restaurant that specializes in all things chocolate, but more importantly s’mores! Sure, they offer their classic create-your-own s’mores plate but they take s’mores to the next level. Try a s’mores version of: ice cream sundae, crepes, or their popular “S’mores Concoction”. Staying with Hotel Giraffe during your trip? Have a Max Brenner s’mores pizza delivered to your room! Everyone huddle around Max Brenner, its s’more time!
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