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 Blackberry Jam & Coconut Ganache. This one was delicious and the blackberry flavor was mainly what I tasted. I wish the coconut would’ve been more prevalent but I still enjoyed this cronut. It was light, sweet, and a great flavor combination.
I also got May’s flavor of Raspberry & Pistachio. This one was very tart and it was hard to taste the pistachio. I had somewhat high expectations for this one, but it’s middle of the pact. I think I would’ve liked it to be sweeter and not so tart.
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, Strawberry & Olive Oil, Lemon Curd & Graham Cracker Ganache , Blackberry Jam & Coconut Ganache, Early Grey & Okinawa black Sugar, Mango Jam & Milk Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry Poppyseed & Buttermilk, Raspberry & Pistachio, 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.
Places I was invited to:
Zillions Pizza is a new pizza shop near Times Square. You can buy a whole pizza or order by the slice, and I love that you can do half & half on a pizza. For the Final Four Jon and I got half pepperoni and half Hot Damn (spicy tomato sauce, ricotta, oregano, scotch bonnet honey & quick pickled jalapeño).
On Wednesday nights And Son and Mels Burger Bar presents “Bistro Night” for a delicious dinner! Choose between Steak Frites, French Dip, or a Prime Burger and your entree comes with Peasant Bread, a Simple Salad, and unlimited fries. I’ve been to And Sons a few times and their brunch, steak, and burger are my favorite.
The French Cheese Board is a cheese shop that educates and specializes in French cheese. They have a test kitchen in the basement and I was invited to a fondue night to celebrate National Cheese Fondue Day. We each got our own stations and made our own fondue with the help of Chef Mateo. I ended up knowing everyone there so it was a fun and delicious night with my foodie friends.
Lupporoso was our favorite of the month, the pizza was outstanding! Their pizza is made on a special wood-burning oven that was hand-built in Naples, Italy using volcanic lava ash from Mt. Vesuvius. The pizzas taste heavenly and they have so many different pizzas to try but my favorite was the Vodka Pesto. We also enjoyed the meatballs and Stracciatella pizza.
I worked with Baked by Melissa on a delicious Mother’s Day promotion. They always have fun packaging and these bite sized treats are addicting! For every Mother’s Day 25-pack sold they are donating $5 to Baby Quest, a nonprofit that awards financial assistance to those who cannot afford procedures such as IVF and gestational surrogacy. The flavors included in this pack are Blondie, S’mores, Cookie Butter Brownie, Electric tie-dye, Vanilla & Sprinkles, and Chocolate & Sprinkles. My favorites are the Blondie and S’mores.
The Chick Inn was a great spot for brunch! The atmosphere was very relaxed and the food was delicious! We started with the chicken cheese balls and they were heavenly! I ordered the Chicken & Waffles and I loved that it came with chicken strips because I grew up only eating chicken strips with ranch when I’d go out to eat. I’ve clearly come a long way. Jon enjoyed the breakfast sandwich and perfectly crispy waffle fries.
Tacombi is a laid-back taqueria with locations around the city. Jon and I dined at the Long Island City location previously and we went back to the FiDi location with our friends for a delicious feast. We all started with some fresh watermelon margaritas and then ordered family style for dinner. We started with guac & chips and then the group favorites were the chicken burrito, avocado tostada, and baja crispy fish tacos. We also loved the beef birria tacos, al pastor and carnitas tacos, and pork and chicken quesadillas. It was a great pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration!
What caught your eye this month?