Now, I don’t know how often this happens to you, but this happens to me basically every meal. I finish a huge dinner and keep telling whoever I’m with that “I’m so stuffed” or that “I can’t eat another bite” and then I lean back in my chair and put my hands on my bloated stomach like that’ll somehow help and then the dessert menu comes and I’m like, “ooo which one of these things am I going to get?” I really think that I have a separate stomach for dessert or something, because no matter how much I eat during my meal there will be room for sweet goodies.
I went to Le Churro with a couple of my friends who were visiting for Thanksgiving during one of these “two-stomach” moments. We had just had dinner at Au Jus, but despite how full we were, we already had plans to go to Le Churro. Full stomachs were not going to keep us away from our rightful dessert! It’s a pretty small place in the Upper Eastside but packed with personality. There’s cool typography on the walls and a little section of treats and gag gift items that you can buy. While the name may suggest a limited menu, there’s actually a lot of different options. You can get filled churros, mini churros, a churro sundae, a churro split, “pizzos” or churros filled with mozzarella and served with marinara, hot chocolate, shakes, and coffee.
Now after telling you all of that gloriousness it’s probably going to seem funny that I ordered the simplest thing on the menu–a cone of churros. An order comes with 4 churros and your choice of dipping sauce–chocolate, hazelnut chocolate, milk caramel, strawberry, or sweet mocha. I picked hazelnut chocolate, because I’m in love with that flavor combo (hellooo Nutella).
The churros are made fresh, so when you get your order they’re wonderfully warm. They’re also sprinkled with powdered sugar and have a nice crunch to the outside. My order cost about $4, so that’s $1 a churro (yeah, I can do math). I’ll let you decide how much you think a churro should cost. My verdict is that Le Churro is a great place for when you want to grab a quick dessert or aren’t in the mood for something too fancy. And now that I think about it, I should probably check out how much those guys with carts full of churros on the subway are selling their product for. You know, for research…
Cone of churros with hazelnut chocolate dipping sauce1236 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10028