Food is amazing. Food in NYC is super amazing. Any time of day, you can find something delicious to eat in this city. Whether it’s traditional falafel at 4am or $1 pizza, I’ve
tried eaten it all. Here are some of my favorite snacks in NYC and where to eat them!
1. The PB Acai Bowl at Juice Generation.
This smoothie bowl is my favorite way to pretend to be healthy. They’re actually super simple to make at home (necessary since twelve bucks a pop makes these a rare treat), and are full of tasty things. Frozen acai, almond milk, and peanut butter are blended into a super thick smoothie that tastes almost like ice cream. It gets topped with strawberries, bananas, cacao, and granola. Oh, and a spoonful of more peanut butter.
2. Green Falafel at Taim.
Honestly, this is the best falafel I’ve ever had in my life. It seems a little fancier at first, but I promise this is the traditional sandwich you’ve been waiting for. In truth, this is more of a meal than a snack, but it’s been a favorite of mine for years–I ate here on a weekend visit to NYC in high school and have never forgotten it.
3. Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies at Levain Bakery.
This famous cookie was part of a dessert round-up I did a while ago, but these cookies give me *life.* Like, I never want to eat any other kind of chocolate chip cookie ever again. It’s a major goal of mine to recreate these enormous cookies, that are somehow perfectly gooey on the inside & crispy on the outside. I’m usually not a fan of nuts in dessert, but somehow Levain makes it work.
4. Tacos at Burrito Box.
This midtown west staple is my go-to when I’m craving Mexican food. It’s crazy cheap, crazy fast, and crazy delicious. It’s the tiniest eatery ever, so take your food to go and hop over to Central Park to enjoy your Tex-Mex perfection. Two tacos come in an order, so share with a friend for a perfect snack. Bonus tip: their guac is to die for.