Uninspired Week

I know some of you are wondering why I am I not updating or writing my a post this week at all? That’s because it’s an uninspiring week of food. Quite sad I have to say, partly due to the fact that I’m stressed with schoolwork (it doesn’t really end until May 21st – my only first and only day of finals, argh) and the nice weather in New York really prevents me from eating a lot. The latter argument is strange and probably hard for some of you to understand, but when the weather’s getting warmer somehow I’m unintentionally feel like eating less. Anyways, since this is not really much of a food post, it’s going to be more food porn since you’ve seen these things/places before.

For most of the week I’ve been liming (Trinidadian speak for hanging out) in Bryant Park. Since I’m a bit lazy not to go anywhere else to eat (even though I walked from 59th Street & 10th Ave), I just got myself a grilled cheddar sandwich filled with ham, pear, and mustard on cranberry-pecan bread ($6) from ‘wichcraft.

Grilled Cheddar Sandwich Sandwich

It’s actually tastier than the grilled fontina with trumpet mushrooms, in my opinion, since you’ve got some sweet, savory, and a touch of tartness from the dried cranberries from the bread. It’s good but I still think it’s pricey for what it’s worth.

I visited Bouchon Bakery once this week just for a Nutter Butter cookie ($2.75).

Nutter Butter Cookie Cookie

Nutter Butter Cookie Innards

I don’t have to explain how it tastes like since it’s redundant to repeat myself; it’s good and arguably the best cookie in Bouchon.

On Tuesday, I went to Le Pain Quotidien for their fudgey brownie ($3).

Le Pain Quotidien's Brownie

Le Pain Quotidien's Brownie: innards Fudgey…

It’s the only bakery that I’ve encountered so far that actually has fudgey brownies. Whole Foods has a good one but I don’t want to buy a pack of three before I eat all of them within the entire day.

On Wednesday morning, I went to Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Haven in SoHo. The reason why is not really for his hot chocolate, I wanted his macarons that Robyn posted up recently. I had it once but I forgot to bring my camera (darn).

Pretty chandlier
I dig the chandelier

The bar The bar

Sweets Sweets at the bar

Adorable Cake Adorable Cake

Frozen Classic Chocolate
Frozen Classic Chocolate

My Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Popcorn Popcorn

Mudslide Cookie Mudslide Cookie

Innards of Mudslide Cookie Innards

The frozen Classic chocolate tasted like the mix had a lot of dark chocolate (thinking about 72% cocoa). My beef of sorts is the fact that it’s a bit too icy for my liking and the chocolate is grainy. I would almost associate this drink very similar to the Starbucks’ Frappuccino but a lot less sugar in it and better quality chocolate.

Anyways, the mudslide cookie is very chocolate-y as you know but I think they’ve overbaked it slightly since it lacked the moisture content that I desired.

The popcorn was good. Nothing dazzling but it’s a good snack to munch on throughout the day.

That’s basically my week of food. It’s more like snacks than real food for the most part but don’t fret. There will be more interesting things for you to see and read next week. I promise and I’ll keep my word on that. If I don’t, you may disown me and stop reading my blog.


Avenue Of The Americas & W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Le Pain Quotidien
922 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Chocolate Haven
350 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014


I shoot, eat, and drink. My full time job is a hospital administrator. Moonlighting as a freelance photographer and food and travel writer.

  1. Kim says:

    hehee yuh ‘limin’! hahaa! nice one! that brownie and muslide cookie looks realllly good!

  2. Robyn says:

    Whoaa I went to wichcraft too! WE’RE LIKE TWINS…but I went to a different location (8th st) and I got a different sandwich. So. Kind of similar, but not eerily so. (That’s the second time I’ve ever been to wichcraft though, so maybe it is a little eerie.)

    I don’t feel like eating as much when it’s hot either. I still remember one day last year when it was so hot that I pretty much acted as a sweat sponge all day and never had to pee because I kept…sweating…all day. So not hungry. Just wanted a shower.

    But it’s perfect weather for GELATO, OMG OMG GELATO. I cannot wait to go to Grom.

  3. thewanderingeater says:

    Kim: You’re definitely an influence in my life. (Didn’t ya know?!)

    Robyn: Whoa…bit creepy but cool (about the ‘wichcraft thing).

    I’m SO going to Grom on Monday! Hopefully, it’ll elicit much needed happiness in my life due to the lack of gelaterias in the city (and too much schoolwork).

  4. Kathy says:

    Tina! This is so weird – I’ve eaten all of the exact same things you’ve posted (save for the sandwich), and now I’m starting to crave them all over again! I’m sorry about the mudslide cookie, it’s sooo good when done right. And the brownies! Le Pain was just two streets down from my dorm freshman year and the brownies were my favorite items there :)

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