Hi there! Remember the other day when I said that I was going somewhere exciting? Well I’m ready to share! I went to New York City for the day yesterday. Ever since my yoga training last fall I have really grown to love NYC. If you would have asked me last year at this time if I liked it, I would have told you how it “wasn’t for me.” Funny how things change, right?! My friend was leading a workshop at my favorite yoga studio ever, Strala. I really wanted to go to the workshop but I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, so I just did a day trip. It’s about a 6 hour trip from my house to the city so I got up superrr early and went for it! I’ve done it a ton before, so it wasn’t too bad. I was just excited for the day!
I took a banana smoothie with me at 4 a.m. when I started my drive but that wore off by the time I was in the city! I was very hungry and I knew where I wanted to go. Juice Press! I love Juice Press as I said in my last NYC trip post. I was going to stick with my favorite drink as usual, but I felt like going for something new. Trying new things is good! I tried out this F*#%ing Genius smoothie and oh my gosh. It was so creamy and smooth! (Wow, what a surprise. A smooth smoothie.) But the flavor was perfect and satisfied my hunger. Awesome.
After I went to Juice Press, I went to Peacefood Cafe to meet a friend. I became friends with Mary through Instagram after we mutually followed each other. She works at Peacefood and I have been wanting to meet her (in real life) for a while now! So I stopped by to say hi to her and got mesmerized by the baked goods. She recommended the carrot cake cupcake that she made earlier that morning so I went for it. So. Good. I’m a big icing person and that icing was AMAZING.
I find myself frequenting many of the same places in the city when I visit. Sacred Chow is one of those places. They recently changed stopped offering my favorite dish during brunch, so I had to try something new. I got the Nama Gori Kale Caesar Salad. It was good! I’m not a big kale fan, to be honest. But I really enjoyed this dish! It was very simple, yet filling which was perfect to have before yoga.
It’s no secret that I’m in a relationship with One Lucky Duck Caesar Salads. They are a must have when I’m in NYC. No exceptions. I fell in love with this beautiful salad a year ago yesterday! (My first time at Pure Food and Wine.) I don’t even know what makes it so special actually. There’s just something about it that I love so much. Just look at it sitting there in all of it’s beauty. Mmm.
I visited Chloe’s once before this. It’s somewhere that I enjoy, but not something that I want every single time (like my caesar salad). But I felt like stopping by this time. I was only in the city for one day, so why not eat as much good food as possible? Chloe’s is soft serve fruit that is made from fruit, water, and a bit of organic cane sugar. Delicious! The guy was super friendly and patient as I asked to sample most of the flavors. Whoops! I decided to stick with blueberry soft serve and top it with mango, pomegranate seeds, and dark chocolate chips. I loved it. It was the perfect combination and made me so happy.
As usual, I had to bring some goodies home. I brought the expected caesar salad and a mallomar! You all know what I think of the caesar salad, so I won’t rant and rave about it again (until next time) but I have never shared the mallomar so here we go. I ate this last night. Oh. My. Gosh. I’m not sure if it tasted so good because I’m currently 309 miles away from One Lucky Duck or just because it is that amazing. Probably both of those things were large factors. But I instantly regretted buying only one. I know for next time though!
My NYC trip was short this time but still wonderful. I’ll be back in NYC sometime in October, so stay tuned for more awesome food adventures in the coming months and share with me your favorite places and foods to get in the city!