Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shop the Season: Hot Drinks to Warm You Up

Susan gives us the best tip yet for visiting the Holiday Shops. Keep a warm beverage in hand to fortify you against the winter weather as you shop! Here are her top three recommendations. 

The options for food and drink in this year's Bank of America Winter Village are hard to top. Every time I go out for lunch, I have to make a tough decision about what to sample that day. As I'm one of those people who is cold from November through April, warm drinks are always on my mind while I search for new images to showcase on our winter Instagram feed.

Two Tablespoons serves hearty and warming vegan stews along with their special Hibiscus Tangerine Hot Tea. The tea has a hint of citrus to help clear your head while warming up your fingers and toes after making the shopping rounds in Winter Village. The tea comes in small for $2.50, and large for $3.50.

Two Tablespoons
Booth F14 near the Fountain (map)

Organically Yours, Miss Tea has created a special "tea menu" with 9 different varieties of caffeinated and decaffeinated teas to chose from for $3.50 per cup. I sampled both the Ceylon Mango (bold, with just the slightest hint of fruit) and the Vitalitea (a bright herbal mix of elderberries and hibiscus.)

Miss Tea features over 30 varieties of organic tea for purchase in varying sizes, including black, green, and herbal teas. In addition to the tea selection, the shop also sells gift boxes, tea-brewing supplies, glass tea pots and tea accessories.

Organically Yours, Miss Tea
Booth J13 near the Bryant monument (map)



Known for their filling pretzels and robust bratwursts, the Bavarian Food Company also has a delicious Cranberry Cider to accompany their sturdy fare. This may be my go-to warming drink for the 2013 season: it's tart and filling with an aroma that puts you in the holiday spirit. The cider is offered alone for $3, 2 cups for $5, or discounted with a lunch special from 12-3 each weekday.

Bavarian Food Company
Booth K13 near the Tree (map)

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


  1. Will the shops be open regularly Tues new years eve?

    1. Hi Mushka, Sorry for the late reply. The Holiday Shops will be open with regular hours through this Sunday, January 5.