Thursday, August 14, 2014

SWEET + SAVORY - 3 desserts and 1 cheeseburger

Yesterday was my birthday, and also the last day before I officially start my new job. So, we obviously had to make something out of it. People who know me know that I'm not a huge party-animal, I don't drink and am not into going out and stuff like that. Instead, I decided to devote the day to 2 of my loves - desserts and cheeseburgers.

Here's the 4 places that made my Ultimate Birthday Foodie Tour.

Stop 1. Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Soho 

We started off with cake - because after all, it was my birthday. I had the flourless chocolate cake and Manny had a blueberry cheesecake. Sooo good! And all their cupcakes and cakes just looks too cute. This place is really one of my faves.

Stop 2. Doughnut Plant in Chelsea

Someone told me to check out Doughnut Plant when we went to visit the city last fall, and I'm glad I did. Their doughnuts are amazing! So obviously, I had to make it a stop on my ultimate Birthday-foodie tour. I had the Valrhona Chocolate Doughnut and Manny had the Pineapple One. Both super good! I love how this place has such a unique menu, they have yeast and cake doughnuts and even square doughnuts. Something for everybody!

Stop 3. Shake Shack in the Flatiron District

It was around lunch time and we decided to get something other than desserts into our tummies so it was time for some cheeseburgers. We've been wanting to check out Shake Shack and so we did. We went to the original location in Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District (literally, right next to the Flatiron Building). The location is so cute. The restaurant itself is more like a little hut and they have little tables and chairs outside in the park with string lights. Totally adorable. The burgers were ok. Unfortunately not as good as I hoped. I will share a whole run down in my next Cheeseburger Diaries entry.

Stop 4. Laduree in the Upper East Side

I've heard sooo much about this place and their amazing Macarons that I just had to finally try them. We each got 4 Macarons (my flavors were Pistachio, Violet, Orange Blossom and Lemon and Manny had 2 Rose Blossoms, Strawberry, Pistachio) and enjoyed them at Central Park. Very yummy and a perfect end to the day.

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