Photo: Sofie Lundberg
One of the best candies in Sweden is called ”smågodis” which translates into little candies.
This is part of many Scandinavian persons life but you don´t have to go all the way to Sweden to get it.
Sockerbit, a Swedish candy store in Greenwich Village have all the sweets you can dream off.
As Easter is coming up, the store has been stocked with some really delicious candy and nicely decorated egg shaped boxes to put it in.
Sockerbit literally means ”sugar cube” and is also the name of a candy which you of course can buy in the store.
89 Christopher St. – www.sockerbit.com
Birreria is the place for beer lovers and I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed.
On the roof top that houses the wonderful food temple Eataly, is Birrera overlooking Madison Square Park and Empire State Building. You access the place through Eataly and this means that the food served on Birreria goes very well with their large assortment of beer on tap and on bottles.
And don’t worry about the weather, their retractable roof and heaters keeps the place open in all seasons; rain, shine or snow!
200 5th Ave – www.eataly.com/birreria/
If you are serious about your coffee, you should head over to Stumptown Coffe Roasters at the Ace Hotel in Midtown. This is what a coffee shop should look and taste like.
Stumptown Coffe Roasters have a distinctive identity, down to the handwriting on the chalkboard menu – the beans are imported by Stumptown, roasted by Stumptown (in Red Hook, Brooklyn), the milk comes from Hudson Valley Farms and pulled by Stumptown baristas on a pair of La Marzzocco Mistrals espresso machines.
In other words, the focus is on coffee and the coffee is excellent!
Stumptown (in the Ace Hotel)
18 w 29th street (cash only)
This tiny hole-in-the-wall place next to the extremely popular restaurant with the same name serves some of the best pastries and baked goodies in New York. Classic French brioches, croissants, pains au chocolats are joined by sticky buns and a retooled focaccia studded with dried fruit.
Choices also include fresh baked baguettes as well as gourmet sandwiches and soups.
One favorite is the cocoa powder-topped walnut brownies. Yummie!
80 Spring Street - www.balthazarbakery.com