Big Apple Smoothie: Lean and Mean


Are you looking for something to eat that is both healthy and delicious? If so, you should pop into Big Apple Smoothie in White Plains for one of their signature smoothies. Today’s selection: the strawberry and peach infused “Lean and Mean.”

Big Apple Smoothie provides the lethal combination of both taste and size to their smoothies, the size ratio can be seen in the following photo:



That right there is my Lean and Mean next to my 80gb IPOD Classic; and if you own one, you know it isn’t exactly a tiny machine, and yet it is dwarfed by the Smoothie. What is so great about the size is that not only do you get to consume even more delicious smoothie than if you were to get a smaller size elsewhere; but it actually satisfies your hunger for hours, taking away the need to snack throughout the day. Here is what the smoothie itself looks like:


It is thick, but not too thick (like a milkshake would be) and whereas some food companies claim multiple tastes in their products but only deliver on one, Big Apple Smoothie’s Lean and Mean has a strong taste of both Peach and Strawberry; and they happen to mix together quite nicely. I highly recommend Big Apple Smoothie for all your Smoothie consuming needs.

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Gypsy Donut: Black Salted Caramel



So you are out and about in Nyack having just finished a wonderful dinner at Harry’s or O’Malley’s, and you are looking for a light but delectable desert; where do you go? The answer without a doubt is Gypsy Donut.

Gypsy makes by far some of the best donuts you will ever have, in fact, they blow other donut facilities clear out of the water (Dunkin who?). For a bit of anecdotal evidence, I took my friend Eric to Gypsy Donut once, and he ended up bringing some of them home with him; his roommate got a taste, and now whenever he is passing through New York, said roommate makes it a point to go out of his way for some of Gypsy’s finest…they are that good.

Today’s installment focuses on the Black Salted Caramel donut:


This is one amazing donut; when you bite into it, not only do you get dough that is rich and never stale, but the mixture of black salt and caramel is inspired. The caramel is unlike any coating I have tasted to date, its a flavor that makes you wish that the donut wouldn’t end; and the black salt adds an extra spice to it that fits perfectly with the sweetness of the caramel coating.

If you are into coffee and donuts, Gypsy Donut and Espresso Bar is a place you need to visit, and often. Every other donut I have tried pales in comparison to the ones at Gypsy; so after you hit up one of Nyack’s many delicious dinner outlets, go get yourself a Black Salted Caramel donut at Gypsy, it’ll change your life (or at least your standards when it comes to donuts).

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Harry’s Burritos: Steak Burrito


In a country dominated by Taco Bell, it is easy to settle for burritos that epitomize “average”; but fortunately for residents of Nyack (and Westchesterians willing to cross the bridge) Harry’s Burritos doesn’t settle for anything but good, quality burritos.

To be perfectly honest, Harry’s makes what is possibly the best burrito I’ve ever had; it is loaded with all sorts of tasty morsels, and is much bigger than one would expect.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a Harry’s Burrito:




The first thing you will notice about this dish is that unlike other burritos that tend to be long and skinny, Harry’s are short and fat; this allows for an even greater amount of fresh cooked ingredients to be included.

Along with the size, the smell that this burrito gives off is nothing short of delightful; and as everyone knows, smell is an essential part of food enjoyment. As much as I hate to keep comparing this with Taco Bell, the aroma from food served at the previously mentioned food chain just cannot compare. Harry’s food smells, simply put, better than most.

Now I had the option of choosing either pork, beef, or steak for my meat; and as tempting as the other two choices were, steak was the obvious choice here. The steak they chose was tender, juicy, and flavorful; the rice (typically my least favorite part) was cooked just right, the vegetables were crisp, and the sour cream mixed within added a nice extra element.

So if you are looking for a tasty, authentic burrito, check out Harry’s Burritos in Nyack; you will receive a delicious and filling meal that will be hard to forget.

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