NYC Foodie Friday – September 2021

Hi friends, welcome back! I’m starting a brand-new monthly series showcasing all of my delicious eats during the month. As you may know, one of my favorite parts of living in NYC is the abundance of incredible food, and I’ve been on a mission to try all of the best places and share my finds along the way. (Disclaimer: these posts will cause hunger 🙂 ) If you want to stay up to date on all my foodie finds, you can follow my food Instagram here.

To start off the series, I stopped by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho to finally have my first cronut! There’s a new flavor every month and Fig Jam & Almond Ganache was the September flavor. This cronut tasted equally delicious as it was pretty. If you’ve never heard of a cronut, it’s a mix between a donut and a croissant featuring the flakiness of a croissant, but the sweet taste of a donut. We thoroughly enjoyed this cronut and I’m excited for the October flavor. The cronut may be a regular on this series depending on the monthly flavor, especially because it’s a block from my favorite Trader Joe’s 🙂

We also tried the Kouign Amann from Dominique Ansel, and it tasted like the cronut but without a fruity flavor or filling. This had a lightness to it that was just perfect. It’s sort of like eating a flaky cinnamon sugar donut, but shaped differently. It’s like it wanted to be a muffin, but didn’t fully commit ha!

Jon and I decided to switch up our pizza takeout order from Little Italy one day, and we couldn’t believe how many pepperonis came with our pizza! We pulled over half off, but we still enjoyed the pizza.

Our favorite sushi takeout order.

We went back to the Starbucks Reserve for a hot flight of coffee and their cold brew flight. I was hoping for the prettier cups and coffee pots, but we had fun trying the different coffees. We absolutely loved sitting outside, people watching in Meatpacking District, and chatting over some strong coffee. Such a perfect way to start the day! I’d highly recommend checking out a Starbucks Reserve near you!

After coffee we stopped into Chelsea Market for some mini doughnuts from Doughnuttery. You can mix and match flavors/toppings so we chose the cinnamon sugar and vanilla glaze with sprinkles. I can confirm they are as tasty as they are cute. For reference, they’re smaller than the little Hostess donettes I fondly remember growing up on.

We had lunch at the famous Emily restaurant in the West Village – you can read the full review here.

Funny Face Bakery invited me to try out their Pumpkin Sugar N’ Spice cookies and these tasted delicious!! We also picked up a s’mores and chocolate chip cookie. I’ve talked about Funny Face before, and I’d say their basic cookies are delicious and worth the price, but their sugar cookies aren’t my favorite.

Speaking of cookies, I couldn’t not get these festive sugar cookies! Not quite gourmet, but so easy and nostalgic.

Last Friday we stopped by the Smorgasburg at World Trade Center and grabbed some ice cream from Bona Bona Ice Cream. I got the Chocolate B-Dough which is chocolate ice cream containing massive chucks of brownie and cookie dough, and if that wasn’t enough, topped with a toasted marshmallow. As you can imagine, there was no bite left behind! Jon picked the Nutella S’mores flavor. We loved this ice cream, but their only physical location is in Port Chester and Delray Beach, so I’m glad we caught their ice cream truck while Smorgasburg is still happening.

The following day we headed to Governor’s Island and enjoyed pizza from The Yard and ice cream cookie sandwiches from Melt Bakery.

I’ll caveat this post by saying as much as Jon and I would LOVE to eat these savory foods every day, we are quite health conscious, so we try to balance out our weekend indulgences by eating healthier during the week. On a typical week day I eat pretty boring and have some cereal for breakfast, a fruit smoothie and chicken salad for lunch, and some salmon and sweet potatoes for dinner. As much as I love to eat out, I also enjoy eating healthy.

Hope you all enjoy this new series! Which foodie finds were your favorite this month?

17 thoughts on “NYC Foodie Friday – September 2021

  1. Great post! Especially excited because we are planning a trip to NYC next month! I’ve been there at Christmastime, but this will be our first time in the FALL!

    1. So exciting!! It’s the perfect time to visit, everything is open and the temperature feels awesome. Hopefully the leaves will be turned in Central Park when you’re in town 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh, I’m laughing at the amount of pepperoni on that one pizza. That’s absurd! The pumpkin cookie sounds (and looks) delicious.

    1. I laughed when I opened the box, I couldn’t believe it haha. The cookie was so good, nice and doughy too 🙂

  3. I’ve never gotten a sugar coma from just photos and words before. And I love the final photo, a smoothie standing there so confidently after a full-on parade of decadent foods. Healthy options for the win!

    1. Haha the cronut alone could give me a sugar coma if I didn’t share with Jon. Lots of micronutrients in that smoothie, keeps me healthy and feeling good!

    1. Hahha I like to workout thank goodness 😅 which is a good thing because I’m not very tall

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