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Best FRESH LEMONADE in Manhattan?

the 80s rule! Jun 25, 2005 02:21 PM

I hate overly sugared lemonade. I remember the one at CITY BAKERY was pretty good.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks, Chowhounders!

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    cab Jun 25, 2005 04:32 PM

    it's a little unexpected, but Nicky's Vietnamese sandwich, on 2nd street near ave A, makes a really delicious, refreshing lemonade with some lime juice in it.

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      Jon36 Jun 25, 2005 05:51 PM

      "Pain Quotidien" makes theirs with a touch of mint, southern style.

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        Dbird Jun 25, 2005 09:38 PM

        For the record, I grew up in the south and never had mint in my lemonade. Sounds good though.

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          Leah Jun 27, 2005 12:02 PM

          Its a bit untraditional but I love the citron presse at cafe gitane, it is amazing on a hot day. They give you simple syrup so you sweeten to your own taste

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      Sally Jun 25, 2005 05:02 PM

      Dean & Deluca's press the lemons right in front of you. They don't add sugar so you can add to taste.

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        big o. Jun 25, 2005 06:54 PM

        I enjoy the lemonade they make at Hoomoos Asli

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          jenniebnyc Jun 25, 2005 10:08 PM

          Sage which is housed in LIC but cooks for Cafe St Barts on Park Ave makes a delicious raspberry lemonade....made with fresh raspberry and lemon juice. Don't know if they serve it at St. Barts, but it's almost worth a trip over the 59th St Bridge to Jackson Ave to get some. Yum!@

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            the 80s rule! Jun 25, 2005 10:21 PM

            Thanks for all the great suggestions, Guys and Gals!

            Big O: Where is Hoomos Asli?

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              big o Jun 25, 2005 11:04 PM

              100 Kenmare, on the southeast corner of Kenmare and Cleveland Place.

              It's an Israeli restaurant with good hummus and really good falafel -- the combination of which I always wind up ordering. Along with the lemonade, of course.

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                the 80s rule! Jun 26, 2005 10:13 AM

                Thanks, Big O!


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              Vic Jun 25, 2005 11:36 PM

              Old Town Bar and Grill

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                SL Jun 26, 2005 10:21 AM

                Strange to say but I really enjoy the lemonade at virgil's BBQ in times square.

                I also enjoy the lemonade they have a street fairs! I can drink about 2 or 3 while walking around!

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                  Sheena Jun 27, 2005 08:05 PM

                  I like Virgil's also and it's even better when I ask them to stick a shot of vodka in it... :)

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                  misha Jun 26, 2005 05:50 PM

                  Hummus Place (McDougall btw W3 and Bleeker) makes the best. They sweeten it with rose water and serve it with a generous amount of fresh mint. Hummus Ali or any other do not compare.

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                    R Jun 27, 2005 11:25 AM

                    Hummus place on St Marks makes it the same and it is the best lemonade I have ever had.

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                    Nehna Jun 26, 2005 09:19 PM

                    I like the lemonade at Bite in Noho.

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                      shasha Jun 27, 2005 09:53 AM

                      Lexington Ave Candy Shop...83rd and lex

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                        AimeeD Jun 27, 2005 01:55 PM

                        Olives on Prince St

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                          sallypartdeux Jun 27, 2005 11:19 PM

                          go to liquidteria on 11th and 2nd
                          they have to go containers of lemonade- very lightly sweetened. needs more sugar which is fine by me.organic lemons

                          3.50 for a quart

                          worth it

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