Looking for a fun and casual yet unique way to spend some time outside this summer? The Lightship Frying Pan is a docked ship located in Chelsea on the Hudson River (26th Street & 12th Ave) at Pier 66 Maritime. The vessel was built in 1929, and in 1991, it became a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places.
On this ship, you can grab some food and drinks (full-service bar and grill) at the Pier 66 Maritime Bar and Grill while enjoying the view of boats sailing down the Hudson. Check out their menu here–if you’re craving seafood, you’ve come to the right place. Their Mahi Tacos are on point!
Grab some friends and head to the Frying Pan early to get a table. The line can get quite long (as well as the line to get to the top deck), but the sunset views over the Hudson are definitely worth waiting for.
The Lighthouse Frying Pan is open seasonally from May 1 – October 1, seven days a week (subject to weather), and their hours are 12PM-12AM.
Warning: this post takes “treat yourself” to a whole new level.
Momofuku is an award-winning bakery and “milk bar” known for its Cereal Milk soft serve (featured in the second photo below with cornflake crunch).
Ever had Kellog’s Corn Flakes cereal? Well this delicious treat actually tastes like your “cereal milk” in soft serve form. Might sound a bit weird for a flavor, but trust me, it’s delicious. I’ve recently tried the Fruity Cereal Milk (featured above with cornflake crunch) which tasted exactly like Fruity Pebbles–brought back so many childhood memories! I even like this flavor more than the original. Don’t be afraid to ask to taste test! Momofuku also has an array of milkshakes on the menu.
Are you a cookie monster? Well, I am, and luckily Momofuku offers 5 different cookies (or more depending on location). Flavors include: Compost Cookie, Cornflake-Chocolate Chip-Marshamello-Cookie, Corn Cookie (to my surprise it was so good–tastes like corn bread!), Blueberry and Cream Cookie, and Confetti Cookie (similar to a sugar cookie–my favorite!). Supermodel and philanthropist Karlie Kloss collaborated with Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi to create “Klossies,” formerly “Karlie’s Cookies.” Sales from each “Perfect 10” cookie (featured below) provides ten school lunches to starving children around the world. “Coco” cookie provides support to young fashion designers, while”Rice & Spice” (gluten, dairy, and nut-free) provides support to children battling pediatric cancer. Each “5boro” provides five meals to hungry New Yorkers. Amazing, right?
But wait, there’s more! Their Birthday Cake Truffles are to die for. Currently on the menu, they also have Chocolate Malt Cake Truffles, which I’m sure are amazing as well.
Not a cookie or soft serve person? No problem because Momofuku also offer pie, but not just any pie–Crack Pie. Yes, it’s just as addicting as you think.
And let’s not forget the infamous multi-layered cakes! Flavors include Birthday Cake, Chocolate Malt, Strawberry Lemon, Apple Pie, Chocolate Chip, Dulce de Leche, German Chocolate Jimbo, and Salted Pretzel. Someone remember to get me one of these for my birthday please!
Please click here to view the full menu (includes pictures and descriptions). Certain locations also teach baking classes!
You can find Momofuku locations in NYC, DC, and Toronto. Not in one of those cities? No worries, they can ship their baked goods throughout USA and Canada. You can even bake your favorite Momofuku treats at home with their prepackaged Baking Mixes.
Found on 214 Lafayette in Soho (Between Spring & Broome) and painted for the 214 Lafayette Project, a public art initiative that invites artists to create original work in New York City and Los Angeles (@214lafayetteproject).
Since I’ve been in NYC, I’ve also previously seen a few other works on 214 Lafayette’s door: