I love Cadbury Creme eggs. I love the milk chocolate and the sugary filling. I love them slightly frozen. I love that they are only out once a year or I’d eat more. I think they are smaller than they were when I was younger. But they do taste the same so I can’t complain. I picked 3 up at Duane Reade when I ran in for a card. I had to hold back from the Cadbury mini eggs, the malted milk eggs, the black jelly beans…
Pudding, who thought it could go higher end? I grew up on Jello instant pudding, and honestly haven’t had pudding in years. Well, until some chocolate pudding snack cups appeared in the office one afternoon. But I was game for a stop at Puddin’ at St. Mark’s.
DELICIOUS! We had the caramel macchiato, which was in two layers. The surprise was the chocolate bits in between. At $5 for a mini, it’s an indulgence. But it was really really good. It’s a small shop so we had to sit outside to enjoy.
Last summer I picked up Baked by Melissa for Anyesha’s birthday in the office. On our walk up to the Time Warner Center on Sunday, we popped into her little storefront on 8th Avenue. Three for three? Sure, why not? They are tiny and very sweet. It’s not my favorite, but there is no denying the cute factor is very high.
It’s hard to resist an after dinner cupcake during a catch up girls weekend. So we indulged at the Red Velvet Cupcakery. A quick check of their website let me know they’ve been around since 2008 with a few shops in Virginia and Arizona. We sampled a few and will admit that I loved the whip peanut butter frosting on the chocolate one and the almond cake part on another. I was full from dinner, but I just couldn’t say no!
Li-Lac reminds me of Munson’s in Connecticut. A small, local chocolate store. The kind you walk into and it’s smells woooonderfullll. Like a big piece of chocolate.
I had an expiring Google Offers so we had to put it to use. $20 is a nice amount to spend on some chocolates. My pick was the Marzipan log and the dark chocolate with almonds. Somehow this made me feel like it was the “healthy” chocolate choice. Mark picked the chocolate covered oreos, some chocolate covered grahams, and we both landed on the rum and toffee rolls.
Li-Lac has been in the West Village since 1923. And the founder was Greek, who knew! We’ve actually never been into the 8th Avenue store, but have frequented the Grand Central spot quite a bit.
Thursday night. Long day after catching the 4:51 am train to Princeton, New Jersey (and the 2 hour 15 minute shuttle ride back). So what better way to get an early start on the weekend than a stroll over to the Hester Street Fair (the Thursday version) at the Eventi Hotel. Food, beer, tables and Caddie Shack on a big screen starting at 9:30. Our real reason for going over was to satisfy my sweet tooth. I wanted chocolate. So to Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches we went.
We saw Julien behind the cart. I went with the classic: chocolate chip cookie with walnuts, vanilla ice cream. Each bite was perfect. The cookie didn’t break and the ice cream wasn’t all soft and squeezing out. Delicious.
Check out my visit from last year. Or catch them real time on the High Line (daily), Hester Street Fair (Saturdays), Hester Street Fair Eventi (Thursdays) or at their new retail location on Orchard Street.
Expiring Google Offer time again! On our way home from Soho, we stopped into Eileen’s to spend our our offer on some cheesecake. I like cheesecake. It’s not my be all and end all dessert option, though. And I like it classic, with that cherry pie filling like topping.
Eileen has been making cheesecakes for over 35 years. You can find her at :
17 Cleveland Place, NY NY
Today was Macaron Day in NYC. Participating shops handed out the delicious treats….free! Anita and I picked up where we left off last year and made it to 2 spots near the office. The good old Macaron Cafe was first.
The next spot was an odd location: 499 Park Avenue. From the outside, it just looks like a glass store. Oh, but I saw the macaroon tree from the outside. And in the back was Mad Mac macarons. Florian was more than happy to pose for pictures.
Now, some ladies took this event very seriously. They had their punch cards and maps in hand, clearly trying to make it around the city to all of the participating shops. Next year…
- Deal of the Week: Free Macarons for Macaron Day 2012!!!! (mmmguide.com)
- Free In NYC: Macarons For Macaron Day NYC, Goodies From Rita’s And Outback Steakhouse (newyork.cbslocal.com)
Sometimes you just have to give in to temptation. I’ve watched a little space on 19th under construction, all the way through to the opening of a bright, clean store. The name on the outside Stick&Pop led me to believe it was a sweet treat. Yup!
I noticed they’ve been open a few weeks now and tonight was the night I went in to get us 2 pops to try. Honestly, it was hard to decide! I ended up with the Griswald (for him) – imagine s’mores on a pop. I took the Moonpop – vanilla cream cheese cake dipped in chocolate and rolled in Oreos. According to the Stick& Pop site, it’s baked cake (a dense cake), blended with a filler, like marshmallow or peanut butter.
I’ve seen these at Starbucks and recipes on line. It’s taken me awhile to give in. And I have to admit they are delicious. Moist inside with a really tasty outer shell. These would make great favors or treats for a party.