What: A sweet day centered around some of the best desserts in the city. Think you can stomach it?
Mode(s) of Transportation: subway, walking, taxi
Price Point: $$
- Start: Breakfast/Brunch at Clinton St. Baking Company (Lower East Side)
- Walk to: Grab a Doughnut at The Doughnut Plant (Lower East Side)
- Walk to: Shopping in SoHo
- Walk to: Lunch at Cafe Habana (Nolita)
- Walk to: Fro-Yo at Big Gay Ice Cream (East Village)
- Subway/Walk to: Visit Union Square
- Walk to: Check out the Flatiron District and Madison Square Park
- Subway to: Dinner at Pylos or Caracas Arepas Bar (East Village)
- Walk to: Fondue and Cocktails at The Bourgeois Pig (East Village)
Clinton St. Baking Company: Amazing pancakes, biscuits, and maple-glazed bacon. Get there early (or late) because there will most likely be a wait, especially on weekends.
The Doughnut Plant: The most famous
donut doughnut spot in the city. A must-try. (Shown below is the peanut butter and jelly doughnut.)
Cafe Habana: Casual, crowded, and famous for its corn. Apparently, the original location still exists in Mexico City!
Big Gay Ice Cream: If salted caramel, frozen yogurt, and chocolate sound good to you, you have to try the Salty Pimp. Shh…just do it.
Caracas Arepa Bar: Caracas is split into two sides – the actual restaurant and Caracas To Go. What makes it confusing is that Luke’s Lobster is smack in the middle (a great option if you like lobster rolls). The restaurant is always packed, so if you don’t like to wait for your food, I’d suggest trying to grab one of the tiny tables over at Caracas To Go. (Yes, they have beer on that side.)
Bourgeois Pig: An intimate, trendy bar that serves unique beer and wine cocktails and a variety of fondues. Perfect for a date or for a girls’ night out.