2. Dutch Fred’s
My friends and I stumbled across this place before going to a Broadway show, and we were all pleasantly surprised! It’s most known for its drinks, but we went for brunch, which is served on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 3pm. I got the Breakfast Flatbread and it was honestly heavenly. But aside from the incredible food, the ambience of this place was out of this world! They had live, mellow music and the interior was supremely designed!
3. Nutella Café
Let me tell you, I had BIG expectations for this one. As a diagnosed Nutella addict, my pilgrimage to the newly opened Nutella Café near Union Square was inevitable. It wasn't terribly packed when I went on a Friday night, and there definitely were endless options to quench a Nutella craving. Despite the jacked-up prices, however, I think there was a missed opportunity for the café to really be an experience. I would’ve loved to see more Nutella photo-ops or décor, but then again, my standards are a bit insatiable when it comes to anything Nutella related 🤷.
It’s a buggy bug world out there, but especially in Toloache 😉! I ventured to this place with the full intention of eating some insects, an unlikely quest for someone who screams and runs at the sight of anything that poses a threat of crawling. I decided to try out the Chapulines Tacos (aka GRASSHOPPER Tacos). Listen, taking that first bite was one of the most counter-intuitive things I’ve ever done, but once I started chewing, I experienced a strong bout of cognitive dissonance…grasshoppers taste delicious! Very crunchy, a bit salty, but overall an enjoyable taste, and an even better story! I’d highly recommend one of Toloache’s three locations if you’re feeling adventurous, and even if you’re not, they serve plenty of non-insect-based dishes!
5. Melt Shop
Last, but not least, this comfort food spot is truly a gem! With a few locations scattered around Manhattan, it’s not terribly difficult to stumble across one. Even just walking by commences a kind of gravitational pull. With a playful array of grilled cheeses, chicken melts, burger melts, and so on, you’ll be happy you treated yourself to a quick bite!
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