Culinary fads are literally everywhere right now- from those delicious looking freakshakes to the black ice-cream- there are literally tons of crazy and too good to be true looking food combos out there to explore, and if you’re in NYC, here’s helping you do just that!
Talk about taking the love for unicorns to the next level! The rainbow bagel was invented in 2016, and is all over social media even today- as people still can’t get enough of this brightly colored breakfast bagel. And if that isn’t enough, you can still go extra with it by trying some variants that are bejewelled or those that have glitter and sprinkles.
Got an undying love for Ramen noodles? You’ll love how this burger replaces your traditional burger buns with Ramen noodle discs, ending up with a dish that’s both crunchy and juicy. Grab it at the Ramen Shack in Long Island City.
With a gel like texture and a delicious taste, the raindrop cake is another crazy food fad that you must try (and Instagram) when you’re here. It was invented by NYC based chef Darren Wong and is crafted using seaweed. Get your hands on it at the food market on Saturdays in the Williamsburg neighborhood.
The Cronut, as the name suggests- is a cross between a doughnut and a croissant. When it was invented for the first time back in 2013, there was a huge craze around it, and hundreds would line up outside the Dominique Ansel Bakery waiting to get their hands on it. You can still do it today!
Mac N Cheese Fries
Two of my favorite things! NYC is famous for merging foods together in epic mash-ups and this one is delicious. You can find these at The Ainsworth in four different NY locations.
XL Xiao Long Bao
Literally translated as soup dumplings, this one’s a super filling and flavorful dish, and is perfect to try when the weather is cold. You can get to try one of the extra large ones that are available at the Drunken Dumpling (they’re roughly the size of your face), but make sure you get there early.
This is my kind of coffee! The End in Brooklyn has some amazing coffee drinks and this one tops the list. Everything there is plant based and full of nutrients and good stuff.