Earlier this month we were invited to join the Holiday Shops at Bank of America Winter Village for a treat at their new food booths on the south side of Bryant Park. The Winter Village is a staple during the holidays, and even better they now have a ton of food options at the Winter Village as well.
Tuesday, November 1, was the official opening of the Winter Village and we had the opportunity to see Johnny Weir perform and skate to the song Creep by Radiohead, a song he told us that was very close to his heart.
There were so many shops to visit and the article would become too long if I was to speak to all of them. Here are a few of the places I highly recommend should you stop by the Bryant Park Winter Village.
Mr. Bing was my favorite. The food was original, the portion size was good and it was that beautiful comfort food you hope for when eating outside during the Holidays. They had several options but we went with the Bing of course as that is their specialty. For those of you who have not heard about “Bing”. A bing comes from Shanghai’s street vendors. It is a mung bean and rice flour crepe coated with scrambled egg, sesame seeds, scallions, hoison sauce, crispy chili paste, cilantro, crunchy wontons… and filled with your choice of Peking duck, BBQ pork, drunken chicken… or leave out the meat and just keep it vegetarian!
My second favorite (a very close second), was Matzahbrei. I had no idea what matzahbrei was when I first saw it but it was delicious and made to order. They serve all vegetarian but can do vegan upon request. And it is as they say “the healthy comfort food”. I had the Xavier. It is a matzahbrei with avocado, Four Cheese Blend & peach mango salsa. Even if you can’t eat it all the same day. It is even better the day after!
My last vendor I wanted to introduce is the Breezy Hill Orchard and Cider House. I am not a fan of doughnuts (or cider doughnuts which is their specialty) but their hot cider was so good that it was worth a mention. I am typically, the person that would choose hot chocolate over any other hot beverage but this hot cider hit the spot and took away any sweet craving I might have had. It was sweet and tart at the same time but not overwhelmingly sweet. I recommend stopping by on a cold day.
See you at the Winter Village!