Archive for 'dessert'

Foolish Waffles’ Take on a Banh Mi

The Foolish Waffles truck is only a few months old. More of a savory gal, I was really intrigued by the meat topped waffle options. I tracked the truck for a few weeks, finally finding a convenient location for me to check them out.

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Green Tea Ice Cream Topped Liege Waffles from Carina Tea & Waffles

 Carina’s Tea and Waffles is a new cafe located in UPenn’s International House, though you can access it through a separate outdoor entrance up a set of stairs to the left of the International House. As the name suggests, you will find many  iterations of tea and Belgian style waffles inside.

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Salted Caramel Pudding and Macarons at Audabon Bakeshop

 Macarons seem to be the hot thing in Chinatown right now. Not very long ago, I checked out HITEA in The Gallery. More recently, tea chain Kung Fu Tea debuted also serving the little colorful frech cookies. Audabon Bakeshop is another Chinatown  newcomer. Besides macarons, they shop serves pudding and coffee.

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Hand Pumped Donuts and Sustainable T-Shirts

United by Blue is a unique clothing shop in Old City that I only just came across, though they opened in the Fall of 2013. They clean up one pound of trash from the ocean for every product sold. Plus their goods are mostly made of sustainable and organic materials. The product tags are even made out of elephant poop. Pretty cool, but why does Midtown Lunch care? Oh, because they also have a cafe inside. The menu has healthy things, naturally, like salads and wraps, plus an intense coffee and tea menu. Most importantly, for my purposes, are the HAND PUMPED to order donuts.

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HITEA serves Macarons in The Gallery

The Market East Station/Gallery Mall recently saw the opening of a Bubble Tea and macaron shop on its lower level.

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I-Green Frozen Yogurt and Kitchen’s Secretly Awesome Dim Sum

I-Green opened in the summer of 2012 and has managed to stay open despite its confusing identity. While it used to only serve vegetarian food, that is no longer the case. Is it a froyo joint? A generic Chinese food restaurant? Where to get bubble tea? A  sushi spot? A place to get a cheesesteak? A place for vegetarian mock meat? It is all of those things, yes, but those things are irrelevant. Because in the kitchen (located in the back, behind the whole froyo set up), you can score some fresh dim sum all day. At $6, I-Green’s lunch combo is almost tempting, but the basic choices are not thrilling. Instead, bring a friend, and share some plates from the dim sum section.

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Kermit’s Now Delivers (Some Hits and Misses)

The title has two meanings guys, because Kermit’s Bake Shop on Washington Ave started delivery service this week and also also because they delivered a mixed reaction from their products that I tried this time.

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