New York City is one of the food capitals of the world. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t hear about some fabulous new hotspot that is offering a weird and wonderful new food experience. For those of you that are heading to the big apple, we’ve rounded up some of the mouth-watering foods that you simply must try.
Just when you thought the classic burger couldn’t get any better, New York’s Redeye Grill has reinvented the burger with a new, oriental twist. This dish is a little bit different, foregoing the usual bread bun, this burger is topped with a tamanashiki rice bun. The patty is made from spicy yellowfin tuna and the garnish includes watermelon radish, ginger and avocado. Yum!
Chocolate pasta, Max Brenner
Chocolate lovers, prepare to have your mind blown. The chocolate connoisseurs at Union Square’s Max Brenner restaurant are serving up chocolate pasta. The Italian-themed dish is made from chocolate crepes that have been cut into fine ribbons which are then dousted in warm chocolate frosting. This dish will no doubt sate your chocolate cravings for months.
Americans are simply obsessed with Cheetos. So much so, that these junk food delights have been transformed into macarons. The French dessert bites are usually served in classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla and pistachio, but this flavor offers an entirely new culinary experience.
Ube Soft serve, Soft Swerve
If you find yourself walking the streets of the Lower East Side with a sudden craving for something sweet, we implore you to head over to Soft Swerve to try their Ube ice cream. Ube is a rare type of Asian yam. The vegetable boasts a gorgeous purple color, giving this soft serve a wonderful lilac tint. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can try one of Soft Swerve’s other signature flavors, like red cinnamon, black sesame seed or matcha.
Grasshopper Tacos, Toloache
Do not be alarmed! Trust us, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover just how delicious these tacos are. The critters are deep fried and coated in a delicious mix of spices before being added to a soft taco shell. Once you get over the fact that you’re munching down grasshoppers, this dish is oh-so-enjoyable.