Eating in New York City: what is trending here now!
I believe it has become a tradition here in New York: restaurants, ice cream shops and bakeries are always creating new things. Unusual dishes, desserts with a different presentation, innovative sweets and those “just in New York” concepts. The goal is the same: to get viral on internet, specially with videos and pictures on Instagram. If dessert becomes successful on the internet, the result will be great: queues at the plcae and success in sales. In New York, that’s the way it is. There is always a dish of the moment, a drink of the moment … And today I have separated all the foodies that are trending in the city at the moment.
Raclette – Raclette is a Swiss dish made by melting cheese. It’s very classic and traditional, but it got popular here in New York because viral videos on Facebook. Raclette is the name of the dish and also the name of the cheese used. A half-wheel of raclette is exposed to a heating rod that melts and bubbles the cut end. When the tanning-booth session is complete, and the top layer of fromage is lightly browned and suitably gooey, it’s scraped off with a wide knife over a plate of roast potatoes accompanied by pickled onions, cornichons, and a light arugula salad. Price starts at $15.
Address: 511 E 12th St.
Unicorn Parade Milkshake – unicorns are a trend now in decor, makeup and fashion. New Territories, a new ice cream shop in Manhattan, offers the Unicorn Parade Milkshakes, that starts by painting streaks of bright purple tube inside a glass. Then, the milkshake made with Van Leeuwen vanilla ice cream is poured inside.All that goodness is topped with whipped cream and a twisted marshmallow rainbow arching from one side of the glass to the other. There are also two “marshmallow-topped Pocky sticks” stuck inside, and the shake is garnished with a butterfly. U$12
Address: 190 Orchard Street.
Do – Do you enjoy to eat dough before cookies are even baked? DŌ opened some weeks ago and offers more than a dozen cookie-dough flavors (classic chocolate chip, brownie batter, Fluffernutter) as straight-up scoops in cups and cones, as well as in ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes and build-your-own sundaes made using Blue Marble ice creams. U$10 on average.
Address: 550 Laguardia Place.
Holy Cannoli – biggest New York cannoli! Available at Gelso & Grand restaurant, the shell is a waffle cookie, both ends dunked in chocolate. One half gets matcha cream, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies. The other one gets vanilla bean mascarpone, Reese’s pieces and peanut butter cups. It’s more than enough for two people. U$14
Address: 186 Grand St.
Ice Cream Tacos – o sorvete de rolo, ou Rolled ice cream, é bastante popular na Tailândia e está fazendo sucesso nos Estados Unidos agora (há pelo menos três spots especializados na delícia). Um deles, o 10Below, agora caiu nas graças da internet ao criar o Ice Cream Tacos. Nesse caso, o sorvete de rolo é servido numa casquinha em formato de taco e, claro, coberto com mais delícias.
Address: 132 Allen St.
Buttery Cheese Bread – opened in September 2016, Cheeseboat is a family-owned Georgian bistro offering the best dishes from the mighty country of Georgia. The famous dish, trending on Internet, is the Cheesebread, which you tear into with your hands to dip into the molten core. They can also come with ingredientes like bacon, egg, chicken, and more. Prices start at U$10
Address: 80 Berry Street (Brooklyn).
Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.