New York is the greatest place for kids. When my daughters were a little younger I would buckle them into the double stroller, pack up a couple of sippy cups, hard boiled eggs and rice crackers for lunch and go see the sights. We would do the playground hop, stopping at every playground on our way across town. My destination was either City Bakery (for a chocolate cookie) or the Cupcake Cafe across the street in Books of Wonder (for a cupcake). It was a dilemma, cookie or cupcake - which one to consume? I never had to worry about it being fattening because pushing the double stroller was such a work out. I always tried to time my expedition to coincide with the farmers market in Union Square so that I could purchase my groceries and tie them onto the stroller. The only thing I had to be careful of were the moments when my daughters would charge towards the swings, leaving my ... [more]
New York with Kids, Victoria Kann
Need a snack?
When your blood sugar drops precipitously between scouring
MOMA's many floors and a rousing skate at Wolman Rink, you
might stop by a Korean deli for a pick-me-up. Don't overlook
the city's other ubiquitous font of snacks: health food stores.
No longer do these stores' foods taste indistinguishable from
their packaging. Along most of the avenues you'll find these
often yellow-awning'd stores packed with snackables, from
dried nuts and fruits to actually tasty soy sandwiches, bento
boxes, and usually fresh-squeezed vegetable and fruit juices.