I knew I was going to have a big day ahead of me with sightseeing and a lot of walking so I decided to go all out on this day. Sunday Doughnut Plant
I am a donut/doughnut person that can never seem to get enough, and some of you already know that from my previous thread on Dayton area donuts.
I opted for 4 different ones because I knew that they all sounded very good. I got a creme brulee, coconut creme, vahlrona chocolate, and tres leches donut. The creme brulee donut was fantastic with the nice creamy interior and a carmelized top but it was rather small. The coconut creme donut had a great coconut flavor to it with the glaze and the creme interior while not being overly dominant. The vahlrona chocolate was good but I can't say that it was fantastic. The tres leches donut was good but I can't say I see why everyone loves it so much.
It ended up costing me $10 for those 4 donuts which is definitely pricey but I am glad that I tried them. Somethings should not be upscaled and I think that donuts should be left alone. Amy's Bread
I walked my way over to the Chelsea Market to check out the food there. Well while the website says it opens at 8 most of the stuff doesn't open until 10, but luckily Amy opened up at 9.
I chose the Sticky Bun and while the top was fantastic and nice and gooey, I thought that the bottom needed something. All the flavor was at the top and while the bottom portion was still moist it lacked any distinct flavor. Shake Shack
After walking up to Times Square and then back down to Madison Square to get some of the famous Shake Shack. There was already a line forming at 10 til 11 when I got there so I know this had to be pretty good.
I got a Double Shackburger, fries, and a gingerbread custard. The burger was expensive for a fast food style burger but it was the best version I have had. The fries were really good as well as they were crispy on the outside and soft on the interior. The gingerbread custard was just awesome. I know I have had gingerbread ice cream before but the flavor was nice and distinct and it was the best way to finish the lunch. 2 Little Red Hens
I was fairly tired out from so much walking that I subwayed my way up to what was possibly hailed as the best red velvet cupcake in NY.
I chose a Red Velvet and Brooklyn Blackout cupcake. The Red Velvet was pretty good but I thought that the icing tasted a little too much of cream cheese and could have used a little bit more sweetness. Yet, that Brooklyn Blackout cupcake was so good that I totally forgot about everything around me. It was so worth the trip. Levain Bakery
After watching Bobby Flay lose his chocolate chip cookie throwdown to these folks I knew that I had to give them a try.
I got a chocolate chip and a chocolate peanut butter chip. I now know why Bobby lost as these things were the best that I have ever had and I think my eyes rolled into the back of my head it was so good. And yet, as good as it was the chocolate peanut butter chip was so much better. Oh yeah and they were still warm from the oven... Motorino's
I ended up asking some of the guys at the Serious Eats network where to go for some good pizza and I was directed to Motorino's. I had heard so many things about it I knew I was in for a treat.
I opted for the Spicy Sopresetta and it was a magical experience. The crust was perfectly done and had a great flavor to it but the toppings were outstanding as well. the pizza had just a small spicy kick to it but not so overwhelming that it detracted from it. Artichoke
On my way to Motorino's I passed by Artichoke Pizza and remembered a bunch of people saying how fantastic it wasso I decided to pack some more food into my stomach and get a single slice of their artichoke and spinach pizza. It was a great slice that had a nice creamy sauce to replace the red sauce and had a nice flavorful "thicker" crust. As you can see from the picture I forgot to take a picture until after my first bite. Momofuku Milk Bar
I had heard so many wonderful things about this place but I just don't get it. I mean it was interesting but way too expensive for a small dish of ice cream that tasted only marginally better than soft serve you get at a buffet in my opinion. I opted for no pics.
At this point I was exhausted after walking all day and my stomach was just about to explode so I decided to pack it in for 1 more day before I went back and crashed before my last day...
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