The Pom Pom at Avocaderia | Courtesy of Avocaderia
Food & Drink

The Off-Menu Industry City Dishes You Need to Be Eating

Published On 12/07/2017
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Boil Boil Ramen

Crab leg seafood ramen

Available before the event: Fridays (1pm-3pm), Saturdays (1pm-5pm)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Saturday 12/16 (2pm-3pm)

Ditch your bulky Canada Goose and warm up at IC’s resident ramen shop, which is serving a comforting crab leg seafood ramen, made with a shrimp and clam broth and topped with shredded crab meat.

Extraction Lab

Fall-spiced tea

Available before the event: Fridays (12pm-3pm)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15 (12pm-4pm), Saturday 12/16 (12pm-4pm)

The caffeine masterminds behind the most expensive cup of coffee in the city are offering a fall-themed tea, infused with fresh herbs (and without the astronomical price tag).

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Ends Meat

Ends Meat Messy Meatball Sando

Available before the event: Saturdays and Sundays (11am-7pm)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15 (1pm-3pm)

The popular whole-animal salumeria is offering a meatball sandwich made with 100% grass-fed beef slow-cooked in a thick San Marzano tomato sauce. It’s topped with aged provolone and basil, inside sourdough ciabatta.

Ejen

Dduk-bokki (stir-fried rice cakes)

Available before the event: Saturdays (11am-6pm)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15, time TBD

Hit up IC’s Korean comfort food spot for traditional dduk-bokki, a popular street food that’s essentially a stir-fried medley of rice cakes, carrots, onions, and fish cakes -- all glazed in a sweet and spicy sauce.

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Yaso Tangbao

Red & green soup dumplings

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: Sunday 12/15 (2pm-3pm)

Typical dumplings get a holiday twist at this Shanghainese street food shop. Green ones are veggie; the reds are stuffed with spicy pork.

Ninja Bubble Tea

Seasonal bubble teas

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: TBD

Complement all that food with one of three seasonal bubble teas from Ninja Bubble Tea shop -- flavors include cinnamon vanilla cream, ginger lemongrass, and jalapeño black pepper spice.

Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza - Home Of The Coal Oven Slice

Table 87

Harvest Pie

Available before the event: Thursdays (9am-6pm)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15 and Sunday 12/17 (time TBD)

Stop by this coal-oven pizza joint for a 12-inch Harvest Pie topped with homemade butternut squash, spicy nduja, burrata, smoked pancetta, and a sprinkle of oven-roasted pumpkin seeds.

Bangkok BAR

Thai-spiced soup

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: TBD

Keep your energy levels up with a cockle-warming bowl of Bangkok BAR’s hearty Thai-spiced soup, featuring rolled noodles with crispy pork, boiled egg, and tofu.

Colson Patisserie

Colson Pastries

Cranberry brioche feuilletée

Available before the event: Mondays-Fridays (limit 20 per day)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Sunday (12pm-1pm)

Because the holidays are about eating 10 times as much sugar than usual, allow yourself to indulge with this pastry shop’s special laminated brioche bun with apple compote, honey, and cranberries, plus a cranberry powder topping.

Burger Joint

Veggie burger

Available each Wednesday leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: TBD

Looking to feel a little bit better about all the holiday cookies you’ll be eating over the next month? Opt for Burger Joint’s veggie burger, made with crispy golden potato croquettes and a dash of tamarind sauce (served with French fries, because nobody’s perfect).

Li-Lac Chocolates

Pistachio holiday log

Available any time leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: TBD

Indulge your sweet tooth (yet again) with one of these chocolate hazelnut marzipan logs, hand-dipped in Li-Lac’s very own dark chocolate, and topped with a sprinkling of pistachios.

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Maglia Rosa

Roasted toast

Available before the event: Mondays-Saturdays (all day)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Saturday 12/16 from 1pm-4pm

This boutique bike shop/Italian cafe is offering a fall-inspired roasted multigrain toast that will put your regular breakfast to shame -- it comes topped with farm-fresh Argyle goat cheese, crispy leek and garlic scapes, and roasted grape tomatoes.

One Girl Cookies

Chocolate thumbprint Cookie with orange filling

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15 (12pm-2pm), Saturday 12/16 (12pm-2pm)

This is no ordinary Christmas cookie: it’s a fresh-baked chocolate delight, filled with tangy orange cream.

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Blue Marble Ice Cream

Blue Marble Blisswich

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: Saturday 12/16 (12pm-1pm)

You might think it’s not ice cream weather, but Brooklyn-born Blue Marble will definitely convince you otherwise. The IC outpost will be offering a blue ice cream croissant sandwich, laced with hot fudge sauce.

Brooklyn Kitchen

Baking demo with One Girl Cookies

Saturday 12/16 (12pm-4pm)
IC’s cooking school is joining forces with One Girl Cookies for a Holiday Hideaway-exclusive baking demo, so you can spare your guests from the usual strangely burnt-on-the-outside and raw-on-the-inside cookies this holiday season. Attendees will learn to bake the signature chocolate thumbprint cookie, while sipping an orange hot chocolate spiked with Grand Marnier.

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Avocaderia

The Pom Pom

Available anytime leading up to the event  
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15 (12pm-2pm)

The all-avocado shop tailor-made for Brooklyn will be offering a twist on the standard avo toast -- the Pom Pom is a mash up of avocado with toasted seeds, pomegranate, and goat cheese on multigrain bread.  

Taco Mix

Taco de chapulin

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: TBD

This Harlem-born spot is offering a special grasshopper taco topped with bean sprouts, refried beans, and a dash of creamy mango-and-pineapple habanero sauce.

Courtesy of Kotti

Kotti Brooklyn

Turkey döner kebab sandwich

Available anytime leading up to the event
Holiday Hideaway hours: Sunday 12/17 (1pm-2pm)

The first place to serve traditional Berliner doner kebabs in NYC is serving an exclusive seasonal version of its loaded sandwich: lightly toasted Turkish bread filled with marinated, rosemary-infused turkey and topped with vegetables, cheese, and white and red secret sauces.

Moore Brothers Wine Company

Holiday two-pack

Available before the event: Fridays (12pm-3pm), Saturdays and Sundays (12pm-5pm)
Holiday Hideaway hours: Friday 12/15 (TBD), Saturday 12/16 (TBD), Sunday 12/17 (TBD)

OK, so it’s not a free sample, but Moore Brothers can help you out in your search for last-minute gifts. There are two different gift-boxed bundles available at discounted prices ($25, $45) featuring two signature wines, detailed tasting notes, and suggested food pairings.

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