If it is scorching outside and if you are looking for a quick bite to eat, New York City has countless yummy options! We narrowed it down and these are the seven best summer snacks and treats in New York City. With the days of summer slowly ticking down, there is no better time than now to try some or even all these amazing snacks and treats. Be sure to check out our blog post on our favorite ice cream spots too!
Keki Modern Cakes – 79 Mott St
Keki’s Modern Cakes specializes in Taiwanese sponge cakes and Japanese cheesecakes. Both are super light and fluffy and they are both great summer snacks. Plus if you love green tea, they have a delicious green tea flavored sponge cake that is just out of this world.
Chikarashi – 227 Canal St
P.C.: yelp, Mike C.
Dole Whip is an incredibly popular treat that you can find in Walt Disney World but you don’t have to travel to Florida to try some! Chikarashi in Chinatown offers the pineapple flavored Dole Whip as a soft serve ice cream or as a float, which we absolutely love.
Hong Kong Supermarket – 157 Hester St
Mochi is a Japanese rice cake and we just can’t resist mochi stuffed with ice cream. You can find them in most Chinese and Japanese supermarkets in New York City. You can stick with the usual flavors like vanilla or strawberry but we much prefer the more unusual flavors (but common Japanese flavors) like red bean and green tea.
Hill Country Chicken – 1123 Broadway
P.C.: yelp, Kevin L.
Hill Country is one of our favorite fried chicken spots in New York City but if you haven’t tried their crème brûlée pie yet, you have to have plan a trip there
ASAP! Their crème brûlée pie is simply divine. It has a great crust, just the right amount of sweetness and of course you have the contrast of the creamy center and crunchy hard caramel. We can snack on these all day.
The PokéSpot – 120 4th Ave & 25 Cleveland Pl
P.C.: The PokéSpot
Poké is a Hawaiian fish salad, served cold. It has been the big foodie trend of the summer and trust us, it is well worth the hype. Poké is light and refreshing which makes it the perfect summer snack. There are poké spots all over the city nowadays but two of our favorite are The PokéSpot and Chikarashi (where you can pick up a dole whip too).
Dominique Ansel Bakery – 189 Spring St
P.C.: yelp, Elaine N.
Dominique Ansel’s flaky croissant donuts, aka cronuts were a worldwide foodie phenomena and these cronuts are still insanely popular. The flavors Dominique Ansel offers always changes and be warned, cronuts are still only offered in limited amounts so plan ahead. But the cronuts are well worth the trip and the wait. Secondly, another noteworthy snack to try in the summer are their frozen s’mores.
Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies – 185 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn & Dekalb Market
P.C.: yelp, Michael K.
Finally key lime pies are a summer staple and no one makes it better in New York City than Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies. They use freshly squeezed key lime juice and you can really taste the difference. Plus now you don’t have to travel to Red Hook to get some. They recently opened a new location in the huge Dekalb Market Hall.