NYC Foodie Friday: June 2022

Hi friends, welcome back to another addition of my monthly series showcasing all my delicious eats during the month. As you 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 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 the foodie finds, you can follow my food Instagram here.

As usual, I went to Dominique Ansel to grab the monthly cronut flavor of Honey Peach Jam & Graham Cracker Ganache and Black Truffle & Caramel Popcorn Cronut. I loved the Honey Peach Jam & Graham Cracker Cronut, it was sweet and creamy. I got the Black Truffle & Caramel Popcorn at a Chase Sapphire event for free, it was a special collaboration between the credit card and bakery, and I’m so glad I didn’t spend any money on it. Jon and I both spit it out we disliked it so much. I don’t think truffle should be mixed with sweets.

My ordering so far of most to least favorite: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Lychee Ganache & Mascarpone Ganache, Ube Ganache & Thai Coconut Ganache Cronut, Strawberry Poppyseed & Buttermilk, Honey Peach Jam & Graham Cracker Ganache, Almond and Fig, Passionfruit & Vanilla, Caramel Flan & Orange Marmalade, Green Apple Butterscotch, and Black Truffle & Caramel Popcorn Cronut.

I stopped by Mia’s Bakery in Times Square for some sweet treats with my friend. We tried the Chocolate Cake, Rainbow Cake, and Macaroons. This bakery is a great spot for sweet treats, everything there always looks and tastes so good!

I was invited to And Sons, a speakeasy on the Upper East Side. We went behind a secret door to an intimate dining room and had such a delicious meal! We ordered the Swipe Right cocktail, Fomo cocktail, Steak Dinner, Don’t Tell Mel Burger, Mac N Cheese, Crispy Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes, and Oreo and Blueberry Cheesecake for dessert. Everything tasted wonderful!

I stopped by Casatasanos in Urbanspace to grab some Italian bombolinos, sfogliatina and a yummy sandwich. I had their bombolino at the Colombus Circle Christmas Market so I was happy to go back to try more of the menu.

I was excited to check out June’s Mister Dips cone of the month: vanilla custard, cake batter, and all the colors of the rainbow. I loved how they looked, but I didn’t like the coating on this as much. It tasted like white chocolate which isn’t my favorite, but the custard underneath the cone was delicious.

I shared about our massive and delicious brunch at Elite Williamsburg here.

I returned to Beatnic to check out their collaboration with Big Gay Ice Cream. These ice cream sandwiches were the perfect treat to kick off summer. My favorite was the My Caramel Romance (chocolate soft serve with chocolate chips and swirls of salted caramel) but the Over the Rainbow (raspberry & pineapple twist soft serve with rainbow sprinkles) tasted good too. These cookie sandwiches tasted worlds better than the ones we get on Governor’s Island. I also think the Beatnic sugar cookies are very underrated!

I went to an event at Grand Banks, a restaurant on a sailboat, and we didn’t have much food but their cocktails were delicious! I had the Permanent Vacation (“Gunpowder Proof” Jamaican rum, a blend of 3-year and 5-year aged Guyanese rums, blue Curaçao, coconut, pineapple, orange, nutmeg). These drinks are expensive, even for NYC standards, but you can’t beat the ambiance in the summer!

I collaborated with the Halal Guys to try out their Limited Edition Savory Herb Beef Platter and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. The Halal Guys are a NYC essential that started as a food cart on 53rd and 6th Avenue, and now have locations nationwide. I loved these menu items, but you can’t go wrong with anything here. I went to the 14th Street Location to avoid the typical long lines at the original food carts.

My childhood self was very excited to collaborate with Dippin’ Dots to spread the word about their new NYC locations. I prefer regular ice cream, but these tasted good and were very nostalgic.

I had my first Omakase experience at the Sushi Lab’s new location in the East Village. You can read more about this delicious fifteen course meal here.

Jon and I got brunch with our friends at Harry’s a few blocks away from our apartment. This is a fancy steakhouse at night, but on the weekends they have a great bottomless brunch deal. With the purchase of an entrée, you get ninety minutes of unlimited champagne. I ordered the French Toast (cornflake and coconut crusted with a side of berries) and Jon opted for the Three Egg Omelette (fines herbes & gruyère cheese, home fries). I thought this was a great option for brunch that’s not too expensive.

Jon and I went to brunch on his birthday at Jack’s Wife Frieda. This was my second time there and it’s always delicious!

Lastly, we had an incredible meal for Jon’s birthday at Scalini Fedeli and I’d highly recommend this spot for a special occasion.

What caught your eye this month?

21 thoughts on “NYC Foodie Friday: June 2022

    1. No shortage of good food in NYC! One of my favorite parts of living here 😊

    1. I usually go to Ansel’s during the week to avoid the long lines. Guess you’ll have to make another trip back to NYC 🙂

  1. So much deliciousness. Why am I starving all of a sudden? That chocolate cake looks right up my alley. Thanks for sharing Lyssy. Happy Friday. Allan

    1. My posts are known to cause hunger 🙂 The chocolate cake was especially good! Hope you had a great weekend.

  2. The post did cause hunger, and I just had a huge dinner. I do like your ritual of visiting Dominique Ansel and trying their monthly flavour. Your blog absolutely shows why NYC is one of the best places for hedonistic foodies. Well done on curating the best bites the city has to offer month after month.

    1. It is fun trying out the new Dominique Ansel flavors! The food is really keeping me in the city ha. I will say I was very impressed with the food in London. Glad you enjoyed this post 🙂

  3. Amazing eats, Lyssy! You must exercise a lot to avoid weighing 300 lbs. I guess that is a potential hazard of having a popular food Instagram and blog. I eat vicariously through your posts.🤣😋😉

    1. I will admit it is quite difficult to balance being a foodie and being healthy! I do exercise very habitually to keep off any extra lbs. If only I could make a picture that was like a scratch and sniff/taste so I could share with everyone 🙂

  4. I will take anything from the And Sons menu if your photos are any suggestion. Seriously though, what was Dominique Ansel thinking adding Black Truffle to Caramel Popcorn? Did someone have a bad day over there? Isn’t Caramel Popcorn. elegant enough all by itself? That cronut doesn’t even deserve “least favorite” on your list (how about “most disliked”?) Finally, word person that I am, I have to compliment you on your very first sentence. I think you discovered a new species of word. You say “… welcome back to another addition…” As much as I could correct to “edition”, either one works! I think that’s cool. Interchangeable words like that deserve their own category.

    1. And Sons was very delicious! I was really sad about the truffle cronut. I blindly trusted it might taste good because he’s never steered me wrong before, but wow was I wrong! I thought I should include the cronut to keep my credibility. If everything was amazing maybe something would be fishy over on Lyssy and the City. I was laughing about the addition/edition, I can’t believe I’ve posted almost a year of this series and never noticed. They do seem interchangeable though, but I’m hoping I remember to change it for the next month haha.

    1. I never go hungry over here! I just realized I didn’t have any pizza in June, that is crazy. Hope you enjoyed your pizza!!

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