Wandering through the West Village? Winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Molly’s has a great selection of specialty flavors like Blueberry Cheesecake, Cookie Monster, and the famous Ron Bennington. As shown here, it’s no wonder why Ron Bennington has earned the title of their most popular cupcake. Once you try this chocolate cake filled with peanut butter, covered in a chocolate ganache, and sprinkled with crushed butterscotch, you will be convinced. In addition to their specialty flavors, they encourage you to custom make your own cupcake! You can choose the size, cake flavor, filling, frosting, and toppings before you head over to the Sprinkle Station. Not only are these delicious cupcakes reasonably priced, but also a portion of your purchase goes to schools in the community. For those of you who don’t like cupcakes, they have cookies, eclairs, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecakes, pies, homemade ice cream, and more.
My Recommendation: Ron Bennington
228 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014 (West Village)
The Frick Collection
Formerly occupied by Henry Clay Frick, the Frick Collection is one of our most treasured art museums.The home was built in 1913 has been open to thepublic since 1935. People are drawn to the Frick because its preeminent collection is enclosed in an intimate, residential setting. The Frick is home to works by Goya, Rembrandt, Renoir, and more. Each piece is as thoughtfully placed as it was selected and to this day, Henry Clay Frick is known for his selective taste. Settled on Fifth Avenue and overlooking Central Park, the home itself is art.
My Recommendation: Garden Court and Fragonard Room
1 East 70th Street
*$10 for students with valid ID
*“Pay what you wish” on Sundays 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
After you have visited Mr. Frick’s former home, follow other museum visitors and walk one block over to Maison Laduree. Laduree is a famed Parisian, sweets shop with locations all over the world. Their only location in the U.S. is nestled in the Upper East Side. Macaron lovers from all corners of the city create a line outside of New York’s piece of Paris. Laduree is known for its high prices, beautiful boxes, and vibrant macarons. Macarons are made daily and inmany tasty flavors- Salted Caramel, Rose Petal, Blackcurrent, Coffee, Rasberry, and more. While these confections look too beautiful to eat, they disappear quickly so try to go earlier on in the day before Pistachio is gone!
My Recommendation: Pistachio and Blackcurrent
864 Madison Ave (between 72nd St & 71st St)