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Aug 2, 2009 04:49 AM

Fun foodie finds for parents and 10 year old

Going into the city for the weekend with 10 year old daughter.
We have already been to:
Max Brenner
Beard Papa
Dylan's Candy Bar
Jacques Torres
Starlight Diner
Economy Candy

I need some new ideas that she might enjoy.

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  1. I really like Otto with kids. While the pizza itself is not my favorite, its probably going to please your 10-year old and the wine/cheese/contorni are treats for adults.

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    1. re: prdct

      Sweetiepie- I pretty much guarantee a little girl will LOVE this place
      19 Greenwich Avenue
      Go to pommes frites for a french fry snack
      laboratorio del gelato for gelato
      Shake Shack for a burger
      Blue Smoke
      116 E. 27th St., near Lexington Ave.
      Grilled Cheese NY
      between Houston and Stanton Sts
      Burgers & Cupcakes
      65 West 23rd Street
      Island Burgers & Shakes
      766 Ninth Ave., near 51st St.
      Peanut Butter & Co.
      240 Sullivan St., near W. 3rd St.

      1. re: notsochubbychubette

        Grilled Cheese NYC? That closed 3-4 years ago?

    2. You seem to have done a lot of sweets and burgers....maybe try giving her a new experience like dim sum in Chinatown, or an Indian buffet, or a trip to the Union Square Farmer's Market?

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      1. re: JMJD

        Done dim sum in Chinatown. Also really like the cheap dumplings and beef jerky down there. Have been to the farmer's market and also to Republic. Recommend an Indian buffet please. I am a fan of Curry in a Hurry.

      2. Momofuku milk bar
        Chocolate bar
        Cha An for japanese pastries and tea.
        Lady M cake boutique also serves sandwiches and such.

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        1. re: DarthEater

          TOTALLY agree on Milk Bar
          The Donut Pub (enjoy your treat on one of the counter stools)
          Shake Shack
          Katz's Deli
          Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop

          1. re: LeahBaila

            Thanks for the suggestions. Donut Pub is on my list of places to try. Want to compare it to Donut Plant. I also will be staying on the UWS so the new shake shack will be close. Keep the suggestions coming.

            1. re: ganache123

              On the UWS, in addition to Shake Shack, they might enjoy Pinch & S'mac -- all mac n cheese and pizza. I'm not a fan of the pizza so much but I think the build-your-own and some of the "fancier" mac n cheese options are great. Though this isn't such a good choice if it's really hot out I suppose. Also, our nieces have enjoyed Homer's -- a kind of malt shop with floats and sliders and such.

              1. re: LNG212

                Thanks for the suggestions. We have been to s'mac and pinch but just for the mac and cheese. My daughter still talks about it. I will have to check out Homer's.

              2. re: ganache123

                You're welcome! The Donut Pub's products are much less fancier than the Plant's. To me, however, that is exactly what I want from a donut! Good ol' fashioned yumminess.


                1. re: ganache123

                  Note that Donut Plant isn't that big and there aren't many places to sit inside. I think there's a few chairs, and a ledge.

                  1. re: kathryn

                    Yeah it is literally a "hole in the wall" kinda place. They have like three stools and a ledge like you mentioned. More of a place where you buy your donuts and then just eat them on the go.

            2. Im not sure if it's "girly" you are after, or just fun places for kids. But, I love Alice's Tea Cup (and Im 35 years old!) The UWS location is my favorite, but there are east side locations as well. Love ordering something that comes on the tiered trays. Fun, yummy, girly,'s a good time.