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With locations in the West Village and Midtown, The Doughnut Project can satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings. Their original and creative flavors range from Strawberry Milkshake to Beet and Ricotta - so yummy! Both locations close once they sell out for the day, so don't wait until after dinner to stop by. $
Co-founded by Iron Chef Ian Kittichai, the Spot Dessert Bar makes sweets into a culinary experience - each dish has delicious, unique flavors and beautiful plating. They offer year-round favorites such as the molten Match Lava cake and Golden Toast, as well as a rotating seasonal menu. The location is on the small side, so be prepared to wait anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. $$
Breads Bakery offers an assortment of cookies, croissants, pastries, and fresh baked bread, but you would be making a major mistake if you did not walk out with some of their famous chocolate babka - it is out of this world! Other locations include Lincoln Square and a kiosk in Bryant Park; they also deliver! $$
When dealing with skincare, you can't go wrong with Kiehl's. My favorite thing about this product is that it has a very light smell that is not overwhelming - perfect for people with sensitive skin. It's also very easy to rub in and does not feel heavy on your skin. It is water resistant and comes in SPF 30 and 50. $29
This LES gem has perfected the croissant. Flakey on the outside and soft on the inside, their flavor options range from traditional favorites to creative combinations like Matcha & Blueberry. Their signature cruffin - a cross between a croissant and a muffin - is also a must-try. I recommend going with a friend so that you can sample a little bit of everything!
M'O has over 20 flavors of gelato and sorbetto, all made with organic ingredients that are sourced both locally and from Italy. New flavors are always being developed by chef Marco Vighi, so expect to have a unique and delicious experience. If you're able to snag a spot on one of their outdoor benches, it is the perfect spot to people-watch while pretending you're in Italy!
If you're looking for great sushi but don't want to break the bank, then definitely check out Ko Sushi. Their UES location is pretty spacious, so you won't feel like you're sitting on top of other people - perfect for both solo and group dining. I also love that they offer complimentary ice cream at the end of your meal - a perk that is hard to come by in NYC! $$
The food at Black Flamingo is so amazing, you will forget that it is all vegan. For tacos, The Savory Shroom and The Jam are must-trys. For drinks, the Pimms Copa is deliciously refreshing. Head to the basement during late nights to experience their underground dance club, disco ball included. $$
From the retro decor, to the decadent milkshakes, to the fruity pebble pancakes - everything at Mom's is delicious and instagram-worthy. Brunch is offered all day as well. They don't take reservations, but if the wait is too long you can head next door to Halsey Tavern - they share a kitchen with Mom's, and offer the same menu with minimal wait times.
Coming in at $1,199, the X100F may be more money than other compacts, but FUJIFILM does not disappoint. Features include a 24MP APS-C sensor, a fixed 23mm f/2 lens, and a joystick that allows you to easily navigate the 91 focus points. The Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder lets you switch between electronic and optical viewing for precise composition , focus, and exposure. The Film Simulation modes give users a chance to edit their photos with a number of classic film emulsions.