10 Stupidly Delicious things to Eat in New York City!

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New York is no stranger to food that looks almost too good to eat. Colourful bagels, over the top donuts and sorts of sugary good news is on offer. For the ultimate list of food too-good-to-eat, see below!


Milkshakes like you’ve never seen ’em

If I could have chosen one place to visit on this trip to New York and one place only, it would be these deliciously good looking milkshakes from Black Tap NYC. They don’t come cheap at around $20 a pop, but they’re a work of art if I do say so myself.

Foun at: Black Tap NYC


Cereal Ice creams for breakfast

If you’re a cereal eater and want to try some of the North American offerings, then save yourself a trip to the supermarket and head straight to Emack & Bolio’s. This delicious ice creamery serves an incredible list of flavours inside cereal coated ice cream cones. Ice cream for breakfast!? Why on earth not!

Found at: Emack & Bolio’s

Levain Cookies

The Gooiest Cookies

Nobody hates cookies and nobody will disagree that if you’ve eaten a cookie from Levain bakery, they’re probably the best cookies you’ve ever had. If you have a chance to go in the morning be sure to arrive early and you’ll be able to have them at their best – warm, fresh, and deliciously gooey!

Found at: Levain Bakery 


Burgers & Curly Fries

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of Shake Shack before. Long before I came to New York for the first time I had heard about the craze, and years later it appears that craze is yet to die down. Be sure to grab a burger AND the curly fries, because they’re damn delicious. The shakes are great too, but you’ll be struggling to fit in all three so choose wisely!

Found at: Shake Shack

Cronuts New York | World of Wanderlust

The Cronut

Chances are you’ve heard of the cronut, too. If you haven’t then prepare yourself for the most intriguing creation of your life: a croissant-donut. Yup, it exists! They’re super popular and sell out by 10-11am each day, so be sure to arrive early and be prepared to wait in line.

Found at: Dominique Ansel Bakery

Takumi Taco

Japanese Tacos

It might sound like an odd combination at first but believe me when I say you won’t regret trying Japanese-Mexican tacos. This is a great option for vegetarians, with a number of offerings but I’d mostly recommend the lentil tacos! The iced tea is really good, too.

Found at: Takumi Tacos 

Cereal milk Ice Cream

Cereal Milk

The flavour that Milk Bar are most famous for is cereal milk. It might sound a little confusing at first, but let me explain (trust me, you’ve gotta try it!) The flavour is the one you get when you’ve eaten a bowl of cereal and there’s the sugary milk leftovers at the end – kind of like the milk has been infused by the sugary cereal. In other words, it is delicious! You can buy cereal milk flavoured everything, but I’d mostly recommend the soft serve ice cream (even if it is overpriced and undersized).

Found at: Milk Bar by Momofuku

Danas Bakery USA

American Style Macarons

Although Macarons are French and Italian (by creation – depending how you make them), you won’t find anything more American than the macarons on offer at Dana’s Bakery. Unfortunately their NYC location closed down, but just half an hour over in Jersey they have their flagship store or you can order them to be delivered to your hotel. Expect flavours like S’mores, cheesecake, and red velvet. Yum!

Found at: Dana’s Bakery

Rainbow Bagels WHAT!? | World of Wanderlust Rainbow Bagels

Nothing is more iconically New York street food-ish than an old and faithful bagel. Although the best bagels I tried were at Ess-a-Bagel, the prettiest I saw were at Best Bagels (location in the Upper West Side). They almost look too good to eat!

The Bagel Store

Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

$1 Slice of Pizza

Because where else can you get a good ol’ greasy slice of pizza for just a buck!? If you’re around the Times Square area and want a cheap but filling snack, you can’t beat the $1 slice of pizza – available at street stalls in the surrounding side streets.

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!



  1. brittany@brittanyfromboston.com'

    Brittany from Boston

    September 22, 2016

    Yummo! I’m a big fan of dollar pizza and I’ve been dying to try the rainbow bagels!

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    September 19, 2016

    Never seen milkshakes like these! incredible!

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    September 17, 2016

    Nice blog

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    September 16, 2016

    wow superb post

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    September 11, 2016

    That milkshake spot looks like heaven!!!!! Thanks for the recommendations.

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    Ali Bourke

    September 9, 2016

    You should try one of the Frozen S’mores at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery – they are amazing!

    Ali |

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    Rick Stevens

    September 5, 2016

    HAHAHAHA Love it!

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    September 4, 2016

    Yum! These all look SO good! I had no idea there was a place for cronuts!

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    September 2, 2016

    Those rainbow bagels are just divine! I’ve also come across these macaron donuts in a bakery in Soho (Francois Payard) – they’re actually called Macaronut!

    I haven’t tried the milkshakes from Black Tap yet. My friends said they had to queue for 2.5 hours when they were there, but apparently it was worth it!

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    September 2, 2016

    oh my gooood!!!! that superb!
    thats a huge slice of pizza for just $1 hahaha

    I heard NY has a new icecream museum, you should go try it and post your experience there =]

    Jade –

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    September 1, 2016

    Lets do it !!!!! Lol

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    Amanda @ Positively Amanda

    September 1, 2016

    Yes these are great! The cookies from levian are to die for!

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    August 31, 2016

    My mouth won’t stop watering! If I could only choose one these foods, I’d have absolutely no idea what should go for… Everything looks so delicious!

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    August 30, 2016

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly

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    Vishnu Sahasranamam

    August 29, 2016

    Those shakes look good !

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    Swati & Sam (The tales of a traveler )

    August 28, 2016

    Drooling over all the pictures, I so damn miss NY

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    August 28, 2016

    Rice pudding…there was a shop in Greenwich Village that serves the most amazing rice pudding.

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    August 28, 2016

    The milkshakes and rainbow bagels looks incredible!

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    Bhajan Santvani

    August 28, 2016

    That ice cream looks ridiculously good!

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    August 28, 2016

    Ok I need a cereal ice cream in my life right now

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    August 28, 2016

    Mmmmh looks so good ! definitely something that I’m gonna add to my list the next time I’ll be in New York 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this article !

    Kenza from

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    Posh, Broke, & Bored

    August 28, 2016

    I just got back from NYC and the food, oh God the food! My favourite has to be brunch at The Standard Grill, the meats at STK Rooftop, fluffy pancakes at Bubby’s, and of course the bagels! x

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    August 27, 2016

    You make me feeling so hungry but these foods’s color are so attractive

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    August 27, 2016

    Wonderfull post 🙂

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    August 27, 2016

    Food in NYC is the best 🙂 Especially all of the street food !

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    August 27, 2016

    Cronuts and Japanese tacos… I want to try them right now 🙂

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    August 26, 2016

    Yes! I feel like heading back to New York just for the gastronomical delights now. Of course, when I think of NYC I think of Junior’s cheesecake and thin crust pizza. This was a great and more unusual list.

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    the adventurer

    August 26, 2016

    I’m thinking of planning a trip to New york this fall and all of this food looks delicious! =o) thanks for sharing!

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    Meliza Joyce

    August 26, 2016

    Tried all of these, so good! I love exploring around NYC, there’s tons and tons of places to eat. I have an ever growing list of places to still try and every time I cross one off my list, three more new places take its place!

    Great post & pics!

    Xo, Meliza Joyce | melizajoyce.blogspot.com

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    August 26, 2016

    Loved this post

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    August 26, 2016

    Milkshakes best of the best here. $1 pizza ugly.

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    August 26, 2016

    Try Doughnut Plant. THE best doughnuts on the planet. Creme Brulee.

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    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)

    August 26, 2016

    awesome! I’d want to eat it all :))

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    August 26, 2016

    The $1 pizza is great but splurging on pizza in New York City is always worth it!

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    August 26, 2016

    oh ma gahd!!! those cookies and those milkshakes and every thing else!!! *drooling to the max*


    Xoxo Jessy

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    August 26, 2016

    I am obsessed with Milk Bar and Shake Shack! Every time I go to NYC I have to hit up Milk Bar to get some of their cornflake-chocolate-chip-marshmallow cookie mix.

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