A heat wave hit NYC last weekend and it was intense. Walking outside felt like stepping into a sauna. Or an oven. A sweaty, sticky oven. Imagine you closed the bathroom door, took a 30 minute shower, then blow-dried your hair, and maybe you also decided to bake a cake in there and cook some pasta while you’re at it, and then turned on a large space heater. That’s what it felt like outside. It was gross. But we were determined to enjoy our Saturday. We set out to check a few things off the “must do before Mike and Sara leave NYC” list. All of these list items included food.
First was lunch at Hampton Chutney on the UWS. They serve dosas, which are sort of these Indian/Pakistani wrap things. We’d heard about it from Sara’s design friends and it lived up to the hype. It was unique and delicious.
Afterward we went looking for the wafels and dinges truck. It was supposed to be at Columbus Circle but wasn’t, so we walked across Central Park in the heat to get our wafel fix. It was Mike and Sara’s first time and they loved it! The warm wafels probably would have been more appropriate on a cooler day, but we topped them with ice cream, which cooled them down a little bit. They were still delicious. Klane and I tried the ice cream sandwich for the first time, which was also delightful.
By the time we walked back through the park and rode the subway uptown, we needed something else to cool us down. Cue another check off the list: Coco Helado. Mike, Sara and Klane had been telling me about it for days and I needed to try it. It’s tropical flavored sorbet served out of these little street carts. For only a dollar, you would never expect it to be as good as it is. Tasted like fresh coconut. Amazing!
At the end of our outing in the heat we felt like this: