By: Bella Preneta
For the past few weeks, a few friends and I have been collecting places we’ve wanted to eat in New York City and this week we finally had time to go!
We took a 7:33 from Milford and got into the city at around 9:15. None of us had eaten breakfast yet so we stopped at Wafels and Dinges in Bryant Park, where I got a delicious s’mores waffle!
For the past two times we’ve tried to go ice skating in New York the line was too long and we thought not worth the wait, but today we got right on the rink and had a lot of fun. We skated for about an hour then made our way to the subway for our next destination!
We took the F train to Broadway & Lafayette, then walked about a half mile to get to Cafe Habana in SoHo. Truthfully, I hadn’t done too much research on Cafe Habana and I thought it would be more of a fancy restaurant than a cafe. However, it was an unexpectedly fun, friendly, Cuban cafe. The waiters and workers could not have been more outgoing and the food was amazing (and relatively inexpensive). I got Mexican grilled corn and it was so good!
We weren’t quite ready for dessert after lunch so we shopped and walked around SoHo a bit, but eventually made our way to Black Tap for milkshakes. When we called at lunch time, they told us there would be no wait, but when we got there at around 1, we had to wait for 40 minutes. The time passed very quickly though especially because we had such nice weather. It may not have been so enjoyable if it was colder :). The Crazy Shakes were huge and there were 6 of us, so we ended up getting 3 to split. This was perfect. We got The Cookie Shake, Sweet N’ Salty, and Cookies and Cream. I would recommend all of these!!!
The last place we wanted to go was Dō NYC, but when we arrived at around 3, they told us we would have to wait two hours and the line was down the street. Some of us stayed in line for a little while, but after asking around and thinking about it, we decided it was probably good, but not worth the two-hour wait. However, the line was not all bad. We found out about this French Fry place called Pommes Frites. It ended up being delicious and so much better than the cookie dough (we assume).
Although we took the subway to SoHo in the morning, we decided to walk back a bit since we ended up near the NYU campus. We walked past the FlatIron building and finally all the way back to Grand Central. Believe it or not, we walked 7 miles today- a lot more than we thought we would ;).
Overall, everywhere we went was amazing. There are so many hidden restaurants in the city. I recommend making a list of all the places you want to go to and doing some research of your own, and taking a day to do it. It was definitely worth it.
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