NYC Foodie Friday – March 2023

Hi friends, welcome back to another edition 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 my foodie finds, you can follow my food Instagram here.

As usual, I went to Dominique Ansel to grab the monthly Cronut flavor of Lemon Curd and Graham Cracker Ganache. Lemon Curd doesn’t sound very appealing, but it was a nice and light lemony flavor. I couldn’t taste any graham cracker because the lemon was dominate, but I still enjoyed this Cronut. It was a good flavor for spring and not bitter. It’s getting hard for me to rate because I’ve had so many, but it’s in the upper middle of the pack for me.

My ordering so far of most to least favorite: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Cherry Jam & Cappuccino Ganache, Lychee Ganache & Mascarpone Ganache, Pumpkin Pie & Brown Sugar Ganache, Blueberry & Sweet Corn, Ube Ganache & Thai Coconut Ganache Cronut, Strawberry & Olive Oil, Lemon Curd & Graham Cracker Ganache ,Early Grey & Okinawa black Sugar, Mango Jam & Milk Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry Poppyseed & Buttermilk, Honey Peach Jam & Graham Cracker Ganache, Almond and Fig, Passionfruit & Vanilla, Peanut Butter & Banana, Caramel Flan & Orange Marmalade, Green Apple Butterscotch, and Black Truffle & Caramel Popcorn Cronut.

Lindens is located inside the Arlo Hotel and we met some friends for brunch here. It’s a very chill spot with some delicious food. The house rolls are a must and I also loved the Honeynut Squash Ravioli. It’s not what I typically order for brunch, but it looked too good to resist. Jon got the Avocado Toast and our friends got the Buttermilk Pancakes and Cheeseburger.

We finally made it into Don Angie and it didn’t disappoint. You can read about the meal and how to get a reservation in this post.

Places I was invited to:

The Cabin released their spring menu and I do not like mushrooms, but their mushroom ravioli was so good! I also loved their Purple Envy cocktail- I think this would fit more as a summer drink because it tasted just like a pina colada.

U Omakase was a hike to get to in Greenpoint Brooklyn but it was outstanding! This was the best omakase I’ve had so far. It deserves its own post, but they didn’t follow a menu so I’m not sure what everything was.

Bosco is a fun spot in the West Village that I attended a food influencer networking event at. I always enjoy meeting other foodies I’ve been following in real life while enjoying delicious food. My favorite was their steak quesadilla but they also have massive taco & tequila platters that are fun!

Jon and I went to Black Tap for St. Patrick’s Day and had their Luck of the Irish CrazyShake® in collaboration with Mariah Carey’s brand Black Irish. It features Black Irish by Mariah Carey and a Guinness vanilla base, homemade Black Irish Buttercream Frosting, Black Irish Caramel Sauce, Black Irish Whipped Cream, and is topped with a homemade Guinness Extra Stout cupcake. I don’t love Guinness so this wasn’t my favorite of their shakes, but it was a fun way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

Happy Boards is an on-demand charcuterie board company local to NYC. You can have one of their boards delivered within about 45 minutes. This would be great if you’re hosting friends or have any last-minute needs. Jon and I enjoyed it for dinner one night while we watched March Madness.

I think I’m still full from our dinner at Hummus Kitchen. This restaurant has a few locations around NYC and is popular for good reason. We started with the chickpea hummus, Eggplant Carpaccio, Fiance Ares (lamb bites), and Cauliflower. For entrees I chose the Beef Kebob and Jon went with the Chicken Shawarma. We were stuffed by this point, but they sent us the Baklava, Muhallebi, and Knafeh.

What caught your eye this month?



41 thoughts on “NYC Foodie Friday – March 2023

  1. Layers of candy and frosting upon whipped cream and chocolate, eagerly waiting to be slurped through a straw – those are definitely a new breed of milkshakes

    1. Yes they are very scrumptious shakes! My favorites were their vanilla cake and brownie ones.

  2. All of it looks wonderful, Lyssy! My favorites would probably be Don Angie and Bosco. I think Happy Boards is super clever for on-demand delivery, and their board looks delish. Have a great weekend!

    1. Don Angie was great, so was Bosco! Happy Boards is a great idea, especially in NYC where people are busy and used to ordering takeout all the time.

    1. The crazy shake is very crazy, it’s a work of art to get it all to stay like that too!

  3. Everything looks mouthwatering! The ravioli sounds magical.
    By the way despite its less than appealing name, lemon curd is super easy to make at home and tastes delicious with just about anything. The proportions we usually go for are 1 lemon (juiced and zested) for 1 egg and 100 grams of caster sugar gently heated in a double boiler, whisking constantly until thickened. You can add a bit of butter too, if you like. So yummy 😋

    1. That does sound easy to make, I will have to look past the name “curd” and try it more often when I see it. It’s light and refreshing haha. Thank you!

    1. It was a delicious cronut, I didn’t know I was missing out with not having lemon curd before.

  4. Wow! It looks like you ate well last month! That Irish CrazyShake looks amaaaazing. I’m not a fan of Guinness either, so this may be a case where it looks better than it tastes!

    1. There was a bit of an aftertaste, but overall it was good. Probably a good thing I don’t love Guinness or I could’ve eaten it all haha.

  5. Oh my god, everything looks amazing! I always love reading about the cronuts in your foodie posts ahah, but that milkshak seems absolutely crazy! It’s like a whole meal in itself – though maybe not the most nutritious!

    1. I’m glad to hear that, I love trying out all the cronuts! The milkshakes are crazy, if only they were nutritious too 🙂

  6. Anything with lemon, I am in! It would be cool to step inside Dominique Ansel – can imagine the smell already. And super cool to see the lasagna from Don Angie, very popular, no? Everything you had looked so good. Really having serious food envy here!

    1. Dominique Ansel is a really great bakery, everything always catches my eye. Yes, the lasagna is extremely popular, we finally made it in!

      1. Reservations open up at 9am for 7 calendar days in advance and are usually gone in about 15 seconds.

  7. I have to admit the Purple Envy caught my eye, even though I’d just as soon order a pina colada. The CrazyShake (already the recipient of several comments) seems more like a conversation piece than a legit dessert. IMHO Guinness better serves savory dishes. You share a dislike of mushrooms (but a like for certain mushroom dishes) with my son-in-law, which must be an interesting quandry when presented with the option. Finally, I was glad to hear you couldn’t taste the graham cracker in the DA Cronut. Lemon curd should not be compromised by anything else!

  8. You just made me hungry again (and I just had dinner)! NYC’s food scene rivals that of LA’s (coming from an LA gal like myself, haha), and the cronut and Hummus Kitchen caught my eye! That lemon curd cronut looks absolutely decadent and the kebabs and baklava from Hummus Kitchen give me nostalgia for the incredible ones I had in Turkey. Thanks for sharing your NYC eats!

  9. The author’s descriptive storytelling transported me to the culinary delights of the city, making me feel as though I was right there experiencing the flavors and ambiance firsthand. The vivid descriptions of the various dishes, coupled with the author’s personal anecdotes and recommendations, added an authentic touch to the article. It left me inspired to explore the diverse culinary landscape of NYC and try out some of the incredible dining spots mentioned.

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