Twinkies, smoothies, roses and lotto tickets.
I’m instantly charmed by this tiny, unnamed food shop on W. 37th between 7th and 8th avenues, and amused by its paradoxes. Where else in Midtown is it possible to buy a Cup of Noodles and a chocolate croissant out of the same bakery case? Or a dozen different kinds of scrachers and a bouquet of roses (a winning combination)? Or a fresh fruit smoothie and a Twinkie?
Where else in Midtown do they even sell Twinkies, for that matter? And what is up with the mirror in the nook with the Pringles? I’ll be back at some point for a slice of banana bread … damn that looks good.
Tip: I’ve always thought Twinkies were a nutritional wasteland, but they only have 150 calories. Do I dare?