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Sweet Spots In NYC

My friend Amy had introduced me to Kee’s chocolates in Soho, and during a recent visit to NYC I took my daughter there. I felt it was my parental duty; all children should be exposed to the wonder of Kee’s. Maybe higher on the list than the Statue of Liberty. Certainly above The Lion King.

In the tiny shop was a person who has now assumed a place in our personal history: The Man In The Orange T-shirt, our sweet tooth superhero. Within five minutes of our entry, he’d laid out for us a list of  the essential sugar-craver’s hot spots in NYC, starting, of course with Kee’s, which he said was the best chocolate in the world. (“Not in New York, in the world!”) Having thus established his credibility, he went on to direct us to the best ice cream (Sundaes and Cones), cupcakes (Butter Lane), and cake (Lady M).

He compressed all this info into a short, loud, breathy speech, and then graciously shot out the door, powered by Kee’s, presumably to mount his superbike and speed off to the next sugar trough.

We were spinning with precious info, which we recorded on a notepad. Then we focused on the task at hand. (Elizabeth had the dark chocolate, I had the white with pistachios.) While we reflected on the gorgeous perfection of what we were eating, we resolved to knock at least one other recommendation off The Man’s list before nightfall.

When we got to Sundaes and Cones, the line snaked out the door into the hot night, validating the judgement ofThe Man In The Orange T-shirt. But we were short on patience. We left empty-handed, but we’ll go back. Then it’s on to Butter Lane.

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4 Responses to “Sweet Spots In NYC”

  1. Lloyd Says:

    Hey Jessica,
    too bad I can’t have ice cream but your ice cream sounded delicious.

  2. Rachel Says:

    I, too, am now indebted to the man in the orange t-shirt. I’ll be in NYC next weekend and have added his suggestions to my list. Thankfully, I have already informed my friends that my plans for the weekend revolve entirely around eating.

  3. Sara Says:

    I believe the best way to see New York is via food. Eat something small and delish, walk a mile. Eat something delish, walk a mile. Repeat 4 to 5 times and the next thing you know it’s 1am and you’re wondering why anyone even bothers with the Empire State Building.

    I recently designed a food tour that included meatballs. C’mon. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  4. Annah Says:

    Everything sounds absolutely delicious (Especially for someone who is dieting). BUT… the best cupcakes in NYC are from Billie’s. HANDS DOWN :)

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