Ok, time to get real with you guys. No matter what you’ve heard from anyone, eating a “New York hot dog” off one of the hundreds of trucks you see laying about the city, is not something any New Yorker would do. If you end up making this unfortunate decision, I can guarantee a tummy ache after. Or worse… but let’s not get into that. Here are some yummy snacks you’ll find around town that will satisfy your cravings at all hours of the day or night, and will be much kinder to your digestive tract.
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Craving some pork buns at 1am? Aren’t we all. Get yours at Momofuku Ssäm Bar, open until 2am Fridays and Saturdays. And by the way, these will be some of the best pork buns you’ve ever tasted. Craving something sweeter? Momofuku Milk Bars are located all around the city, also open until 2am. Try their crack pie. You heard…
Bleeker Street Pizza
There’s no excuse for getting a stale curbside pretzel when you can have a fresh, delicious slice of Bleeker Street Pizza. Their Nonna Maria recipe (my personal favorite) will more than satisfy your craving for a New York slice. Plus, they’re open until 5am on Fridays and Saturdays!
Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
Even if you’re NOT hungry, if you see a Rickshaw Dumpling Truck nearby I suggest you give them a go. I have seen trucks out as late as 2am, and their four conveniently located dumpling bars are open until 9:30pm (8:30pm on Sundays). Not very late, I know, but in case you want to give yourself a nice base for any upcoming revelry… I think the Yelp reviewers are too harsh on these healthy treats.
It’s easy to walk straight past this hidden gem in the East Village. Don’t! Get yourself some of the tastiest Belgian style fries you’ve ever had, and select from over 25 different delicious sauces for dipping. Pommes Frites is open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Avoid the “$1 pizza slice!” signs, and all of those awful hot dog trucks… Keep these in mind when you’re out late(ish) and craving a nosh!
Rebecca Jaymes is a local singer in NYC. To find out more about Rebecca, head to www.rebeccajaymes.com