Thursday, December 9, 2010

Six places to go when the weather is frightful

Winter's definitely here in the Big Apple. It's colder, windier and the locals are a tad bit grumpier than usual. This morning the temperature clocked in at a brisk 28 degrees. So bundle up, layer on those petticoats, and don't forget your bunny-shaped earmuffs on your way out.

Still feeling cold-blooded? Here are some places that I recommend to warm you up from the inside out.

Original Soup Man - Yes the Soup man from Seinfeld. While the man himself is no longer there, the soups still are!

(38th and 6th Ave)
1021 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

(55th Street)
259A W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

(3rd Avenue)
918 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022

(Bleecker St)
190 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Max Brenner's Chocolate by the Bald Man - Nothing says winter like hot chocolate, and one place that makes it best is Max Brenner.

841 Broadway
New York, NY

Celsius Bar - This pop-up bar and restaurant is erected every winter for people to bask under the warm glow of heat lamps and the scenic view of The Pond at Bryant Park.

5th Ave & 42nd St
New York, NY 10110

Shanghai Cafe - Soup dumplings are a Shanghai specialty, and are not only good but messy. Shanghai's Cafe is the place for the authenticity and just plain delicious for this type of comfort food.

100 Mott St
(between Canal St & Hester St)
New York, NY 10013

Shabu Shabu 70 - Shabu shabu also known as Japanese-style hot pot is taking raw ingredients such as deli-cut style meats, vegetables, and noodles all cooked in a full-flavored broth right at your table. Best had with large groups.

314 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021

La Bonne Soupe - Fondue is the one thing that I try to indulge in at least once a year and the atmosphere at La Bonne makes me thing I'm in my own little version of France.

48 W 55th St
New York, 10019


  1. Ooooo, I so wish I lived in New York City to go to all these places, but sadly I live in Western New York. And I guess it is wintery all over the state. lol.

    I LOVE this blog by the way! So awesome! <3 <3


  2. @Shelby Thanks! I appreciate the love.

    Please let me know whenever you're in the city and let me know if this blog has been helpful or not.

  3. May try Soup Man, Celsius Bar or Shanghai Cafe on Sunday if I go to Kinokuniya for the event. I'm leaning towards the cafe. Either way, someday I will try these since Bryant Park is one of my favorite places to visit when I arrive in the city by LIRR.

    ~WimDR [Aka Myst]
    p.s. I don't use Blogspot [Tumblr] but I will def. check back.