Happy What I Ate Wednesday!! So fun. I flew back to Orlando from New York City, then got in my car and headed north again. Last weekend I did a race in Savannah and next weekend I have a race in Raleigh so I decided to camp out in Charleston, South Carolina for the week. Such good food here. But I digress. Let’s get back to What I Ate Wednesday, only this is what I ate one day in New York. And apparently I eat a lot of doughnuts in NYC.
I ate doughnuts. Lots of doughnuts. My Mother and I began our day in Greenwich Village at The Doughnut Project. They have recently introduced The Everything Doughnut. It’s like an everything bagel, but it’s a doughnut. Sweet Lord it is delicious!
It’s a yeast doughnut with a very sweet cream cheese frosting, then topped with black sesame seeds, garlic, poppy seeds, pepitas and sea salt. And while it may sound rather disgusting, it was surprisingly delicious.
But we didn’t stop there. We tried some of the other doughnuts they had- like this Beet Ricotta one.
Seriously, the doughnut is stuffed with ricotta cheese and glazed with a beet icing.
And we tried the Grapefruit-Rosemary doughnut along with the chocolate glazed one with pretzels, Ritz crackers and potato chips.
Well next we were on to Mimi Cheng’s to eat a little less sugar- we were going for the dumplings. The dumpling special for March was the avocado dumpling. Oh my.
It was pretty tasty. Turns out dumplings are pretty cheap too. I think we paid less than $10 for a plate of 8. And I don’t know what was in Mimi’s “Special Sauce” but it was like dipping your dumpling in crack- it was that good.
We spent the afternoon on a culinary “breather” – no food. But dinner we headed over to the Pennsy – a new high-end food court attached to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. There’s an outlet by Mario Batali, a lobster spot, a butcher, a bar and two fast casual concepts- one is The Little Beet and the other is the all-Vegan The Cinnamon Snail.
I had the Gouchujang Burger – a veggie burger “with sautéed kimchi, arugula, pickled red onions, black sesame gomasio and sriracha mayonnaise on a grilled pretzel bun” – ok I have no idea what all that stuff is but the burger was delicious. And spicy. And messy. And worthy of my Veggie Burger Hall of Fame.
And I washed it down with a bottle of unfiltered ginger ale. Interesting.
And then, I had another doughnut. A Vegan doughnut from The Cinnamon Snail. It was called the norborweiberhydrafab. Also delicious. Despite its name, this doughnut was a little more traditional than its counterpart at The Doughnut Project.
So that’s it. I ate a lot of doughnuts in one day. And then the next day I went out and ran the best half marathon of my running career. So I think that gives a lot of credit to doughnuts as training food. Oh happy world.