Saturday, April 26th, 2014

New York Trip – An Authentic Food Experience Off My Diet – Part 2

by Kristen Suzanne in travel
Junior's Famous No. 1 Pure Cream Cheesecake (NYC)

Junior’s Famous No. 1 Pure Cream Cheesecake (right) and Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake (NYC)

I’m back today sharing part two of my foodie experience in New York. After I shared the details with my mom, while I was still in NY, of the famous Katz Delicatessen sandwich I devoured, she said if I wanted another true New York foodie experience then I had to head to Juniors.

To Junior’s we went.

Actually, in my opinion, as far as “cheating desserts” go, I figured that cheesecake was actually not a terribly crazy food off my diet since it’s mostly just cheese, sugar, eggs and whipping cream. There’s gluten in the crust, but it’s a small amount. Now, I don’t ordinarily say, “Oh, I’ll eat X-food because it just has a little gluten.” No, I don’t like gluten in any form these days. But… as I mentioned in my Katz Deli post, sometimes a healthy life is more than just truly healthy foods. I was excited to share in something that so many people love and adore, especially since I’m a foodie.

Junior's restaurant (NYS)

Junior’s restaurant (NYC)

For those of you who don’t know, Junior’s is famous for their cheesecake and many claim it’s the best in New York. I’m going to agree though it’s the only cheesecake I’ve had in New York. Junior’s is a big restaurant with a big menu (including beef tongue and liver dishes) boasting big serving sizes that sits extra close to Times Square. Go big or go home, eh?

How was it? It was AMAZING! Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmmm. I could go on and on about its deliciousness. Totally worth it. And, to be honest, I’ll be going there every time I go to NY for a slice (or two) of their heaven.

Since mom told me about it (she even has their super popular cookbook), I took a piece of their famous cheesecake back to the apartment, froze it, and put it in my suitcase to bring home for her. Needless to say, she was shocked and more than happy.

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