ING Direct Cafe Now Serving $2 Smoothies
I was saddened to discover that the ING Direct cafe had closed their 49th street location, since my lunchtime travels rarely take me in the vicinity of their cafe on 58th and 3rd. But the other day when I was on the hunt for Omar and the El Kaaba Halal Food Cart, I walked right past the ING cafe and I couldn’t help but be lured in by their cheerful orange decor.
The interior of this branch feels brighter and more open on account of having windows on two sides.
As I was scanning the menu, I noticed that they were offering $2 fruit smoothies. I didn’t remember ever seeing this on the menu from the now defunct 49th street branch. And seeing as $2 is a pretty awesome price for a smoothie, I decided to give it a try.
The smoothies come in strawberry, banana, or strawberry/banana. They make it with whole milk (though I suppose you could ask for skim, if you wanted), real fruit and ice. The smoothie didn’t have any added sweetener, so if you like your smoothies on the sweet side, you might find this too bland. If you like your smoothies simple and uncomplicated, this one is pleasant and refreshing.
I also noticed they had $6 sandwiches and salads with your choice of soda, water, coffee or tea, but I had already had lunch at Comme Ci, Comme Ça Truck. Anyone tried these out?
ING Direct Cafe, 58th and 3rd, 212-752-8432