Make a mark on St. Marks

I couldn’t leave New York without stopping by St. Marks. I made my way to the East Village to enjoy classic Japanese skewers.

We ordered hot saké, okonomiyaki and 30 skewers. Both dishes fed four of us with a variety of vegetables, meats and seafood (3 pieces per skewer, 2 skewers per type) grilled to perfection.


A few steps away, we fled to Spot dessert for three of my favorite desserts (4 for $30.95). When I lived in the city, I regularly satisfied my sweet tooth with a late-night bite. This dessert bar is my go-to whenever I want something sweet.

The golden toast is crispy, honey coated bread sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a scoop of condensed milk ice cream and whipped cream on the side. The inside is fluffy and light, making this one of the most popular dishes.

The coconut monkey bread topped with coconut ice cream isn’t your average tear and eat dessert. Brown sugar syrup fils the bottom, so I suggest grabbing your fork instead of using your hands.

We also ordered the Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake, but I didn’t grab a picture since I normally eat this whenever in town. In my eyes, it’s the best of the desserts.
  

Finally, the Yuzu Eskimo is usually the dish I order when I want something cold and citrusy. Chocolate ganache and a strawberry syrup fills the bottom of the plate. The pieces are small enough to pick up with your hands, but feel free to cut them in half to share.

Whatever you decide to order at Spot, you can’t go wrong.

 

See more of my New York adventure below!

Yakitori Taisho is located on 5 St Marks Place in Manhattan. Go early because the establishment does not accept reservations and you could be left outside waiting for more than an hour. 

Spot Dessert Bar has several locations throughout the city, but I went to the one on 13 St Marks Place. They do not accept reservations, but you’ll usually be seated quickly.

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