Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shop the Season: Top 3 Sweet Treats

Amanda gets her sweet fix three-ways at the Holiday Shops at Bank of America Winter Village, finding that the kiosks make a good shopping destination, but an even better eating one. 

I’m the type who turns to the Holiday Shops at Bank of America Winter Village for a sweet treat when that kale salad just isn’t doing the trick. In my book, candies and sweets have an important place in this world – right there alongside late night television reruns and sangria drink specials.

Wafels & Dinges is always satisfying when you need a sugar fix. Their sweet and savory wafels deliver - quite literally - layers-upon-layers of goodness. My favorite order is a custom concoction, including a Brussels Wafel, spekuloos spread, bananas, whipped cream, and Belgian chocolate fudge drizzle. Wafels & Dinges serves generous portions, so this is an especially good spot if you are looking to share a treat with a friend.

Wafels & Dinges
Booth F03 in the 42nd Street Allée (map)

If good ol’ homecooking is more your thing, stop by Strudels & Pies by Hans for your sweet treat. Today they had both pumpkin and apple personal-sized pies for sale. The apple was sweet (but not overdone), with just a touch of cinnamon and clove, and a light flaky crust. I brought the petite pie back to my desk for a mid-day snack, but I would have rather eaten it when it was fresh and warm, and while I was still in the cozy Winter Village setting.

Strudels & Pies by Hans
Booth D09 on the Fountain Terrace (map)

And last but certainly not least, I suggest making your way to the Crepe Café, just steps away from Strudels & Pies by Hans. The combinations here are endless, with peanut butter, Nutella, almond butter, marshmallow, honey grahams, strawberry, brown sugar and so much more available as toppings. Being a true minimalist at heart, I usually opt for the Condensed Milk & Butter Crepe - a simple doughy creation infused with rich condensed milk. The crepes are served in a thin triangular case, so they’re easy to eat on the go, when your search for the perfect sweet treat has made you late for your next appointment. 

Crepe Cafe
Booth D11 on the Fountain Terrace (map)

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
#Winter Village

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