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May: Treats & Eats in NYC

(Photo courtesy of Lady M Cakes)

One of the best things about living in NYC is all of the amazing food that we have access to in each and every neighborhood. Because of this, booking reservations and giving restaurant recommendations is one of our favorite parts of the job! This month, Personal Concierge Eleanor Mooney shares the best treats & eats in New York to visit this May.

Peat: Jordi Lippe-McGraw shares a special summer must-visit spot: "Farmers' markets are nothing new in New York City, but actually foraging for your food (calling Seamless doesn’t count) is never really an option. But, all that is set to change...Launched last summer, the 130-by-40 foot Swale barge opened to the public for a limited summer-run, allowing anyone to come and handpick everything from kale and cilantro to asparagus and artichokes. For its return this season, Swale has partnered with British cider company Strongbow to completely make-over the barge, adding tons of soil, gravel, and lava rocks to create a more park-like atmosphere, along with eight apple trees, and 400 assorted perennial edible plants...And it’s all free." Be sure to check out the amazing programs they're hosting this spring in partnership with Eco Practicum.

Sweets: We love a good sweet. And even though we all know that Lady M has some of the best dessert options in the city, May brings a few more special sweets, including The Rose Mille Crepe for Mother's Day weekend, usually only available in Hong Kong! Other May exclusives are their Citron Mille Crepe, Arc-en-Ciel (a chcolate-loves dream!), and the Framboise a la Creme.

Treats: You all know the deVivre team can't pass up an ice cream treat. When we heard about Tipsy Sccop, we knew that we had to check it out. Melissa Kravitz notes "Boozy milkshakes and spiked slushies are practically synonymous with rooftop drinking in New York, but one savvy entrepreneur is introducing a new category of cold, sweet, liquor-infused fun. Enter: The ice cream Barlour. Melissa Tavss, founder of Tipsy Scoop, opened the city’s (and perhaps the world’s) very first alcoholic ice cream parlor on May 7, combining a love for ice cream and cocktails into a one seriously intriguing scoop...The staff is very educated about what type of ice cream flavor you’ll like based on your drink and dessert preferences...likening the ordering experience to an upscale cocktail bar where mixologists ask imbibers preferences before shaking something up. Though the flavors will change with various liquor partnerships, Tavvs said that her favorite flavor, Spiked Hazelnut Coffee (made with cold brew, Café Patron and a hazelnut liquor) should be a steady menu item, as well as her bestselling pint Dark Chocolate Whiskey and Salted Caramel. Lactose intolerant ice cream lovers can also enjoy a mango margarita sorbet and a limoncello scoop."