I’m not much of a dessert person, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like my sweets. I generally crave sugar mid-afternoon which is my Pavlovian response to my 2:00 workday low. I try to keep a stash of sweets handy because workday low can quickly turn in to grumpiness and that’s not a feeling I like to have when I’m on vacation. Generally my cravings can be satisfied by just one bite though, which means I walk around with half eaten cookies or candy bars in my bag. In New York, everywhere I looked there were delicious little treats, so I kept buying whatever I thought looked good to save for when I had a hankering.
Some of the fantastic offerings I couldn’t resist:
I stumbled upon the Limelight Marketplace, which was originally a church, then nightclub and now a funky space with cool little shops.
I’ve really wanted to check out David Chang’s Momofuku empire, but the reservation system, or lack thereof has scared me off. I did visit his Milk Bar and bought a few cookies to keep in my bag as emergency rations.
We hit the Chelsea Market on a rainy Sunday morning. As much as I love food and food markets, I was feeling the Chelsea Market was a bit “sanitized” for my food market tastes. Or perhaps I was just bitter that I couldn’t experience every stall. It was a pretty fantastic food destination, even though it was busy, but there were high-end bakeries, cheese stalls, meat stalls, fish mongers. I ended up Jacques Torres’ chocolate bar. I was curious because I walked by one in Brooklyn which was packed on a Saturday afternoon.
There was a Bouchon Bakery conveniently located too conveniently across the street from my hotel. I got to sample numerous treats during my stay.
I also had the TKO cookie, Bouchon’s version of an oreo. No photo though, because I ate it so quickly.
Everywhere I looked there were delicious treats. It was hard not to want to buy everything that looked good. But I guess the things I missed, along with so many other things will just have to be added back on to my list for when I return.