Social media has changed every aspect of our lives, including the way we eat—and there are hashtags to prove it (hello, #foodporn). From ice cream sandwiches that can feed twelve people to burgers with their own area code, here are 8 Instagrammable Big Apple bites that will soon have you #eatingfortheinsta too.
The Tie Dye Milkshake at The Sugar Factory
If you have a sweet tooth, head to the Sugar Factory ASAP. Located in the Meatpacking District, they’re known for insane milkshakes, like this $19 Tie Dye Milkshake. The mug is covered in chocolate with a vanilla ice-cream base and skittles, plus Pop Rocks, cotton candy and a candy necklace on top. Basically everything but the kitchen sink.
Beast Burger at Burger & Lobster
The hardest part of ordering at this restaurant with locations in both Bryant Park and the Flatiron District will be choosing between a burger or lobster. However, they took the guesswork out of that dilemma and married the two together to create the Beast Burger. This masterpiece includes a beef patty with lobster meat, Swiss cheese and truffle mayo on a toasted brioche bun.
Why would you eat basic chocolate chip cookies, when you could eat cookies shaped like mini lipstick or mascara bottles—or your favorite celeb? Yes, it’s a thing at Eleni’s, which has no brick and mortar location but whose cookie are sold at places like Zabar’s, Whole Foods and also online, and we’re obsessed. The cookie-preneur has slapped everyone from Obama to the royals on a cookie. They even made a replica of Elton John’s English house out of cookie. Don’t worry, you can get your face on a cookie, too: All you have to do is request a custom cookie quote!
Holy Phuc Hot Dog at Coney Shack in Urbanspace
You can’t tell, but there’s a hot dog under there made by Coney Shack at the Urbanspace Vanderbilt Food Market in Manhattan. Basically, you don’t have to travel to Coney Island anymore for a ‘grammable wiener. This beef hotdog is topped with beer-battered crunchy fish, pickled red onions, a melted Mexican five-cheese blend, and tomato-basil Creole and lemongrass aioli for the Insta-win.
The Giant Ice Cream Sandwich at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge
No joke, this 3.5-pound giant ice cream sandwich was first made for a Cardi B album release party and the rest is history. With a 24-hour notice and $120, this “in the know” dessert can feed 12. It comes with three different flavors of layered ice cream—strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, plus rainbow sprinkles. Plus, there’s a magical Midtown Manhattan rooftop involved.
Burgers at Black Iron Burger
After looking at Black Iron Burger’s Instagram handle, we now know why the hashtag #burgerporn exists. Located in the Urbanspace Vanderbilt Food Market, the vendor serves up massive burgers with toppings galore. Think fried egg, sausage, shrimp and you can even build a burger to make your own Insta-worthy creation.
Boozy Ice Cream Flight at Tipsy Scoop
They had us at liquor-flavored ice cream. Tipsy Scoop in Kips Bay serves up tiny boozy ice cream flights—how could they not be Insta-famous? Each flight has four shot glasses rimmed with milk chocolate and sprinkles filled with boozy ice cream and sorbet. Popular flavors include dark chocolate whiskey salted caramel ice cream, mango margarita sorbet, cake batter vodka ice cream and strawberry white sangria sorbet. Get in our belly.
Donut Grilled Cheese at Clinton Hall
The donut grilled cheese with tomato soup is a fan favorite at Clinton Hall in Lower Manhattan and for good reason. It’s delicious. The Seated App partner created the perfect savory and sweet concoction to sate all of your cravings in one Insta-friendly dish. The classic glazed donut houses mozzarella cheese and hangs over a dish of tomato soup. When the cheese starts to ooze out, you get your Insta-shot!
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