Healthy on-the-go snacks you can enjoy all Summer long!

Healthy on-the-go snacks you can enjoy all Summer long!

Temperatures are on the rise! Here in NYC we’ve experienced temps hitting a high of 85 degrees and it’s only May. Warmer weather means longer days, less clothing and summer break is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time for family vacations, trips to the theme park and a showcase of that “summer ready” body of yours.

Snacking plays a huge role when it comes to traveling. Heading on a road trip? Catching a flight? Snacks are a necessity! Any trip wouldn’t be the same without them. Imagine, being on an international flight and not even being offered peanuts. I’m pretty sure you’d be appalled!

Based on recent reports, in 2017 Americans spent over 45 billion dollars on snacks. Rather than snacking between meals, we’re now snacking in place of a traditional meal. Is it our constant on-the-go mentality? Are we getting too lazy to cook? Or do we just like the convenience of our grub sitting on the shelf waiting for us to get it when it’s needed? I’m not 100% sure but I do know the new role snacking has taken can add on some unwanted pounds.

It’s very clear that snacking has played heavily on us culturally, and physically. Since summer is right around the corner, we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorite healthy on-the-go snacks. I know, I know…healthy snacks? Sounds horrible! No worries though. These snacks are full of flavor, conveniently packaged, widely available and have an unchanging effect to your current pants/dress size. We promise you won’t regret giving these a try.

 

CHIPS

HIPPEAS™ organic chickpea puffs-Bohemian BBQ

Taste/Texture: mild BBQ flavor/ crunchy but airy, similar to baked cheese puffs

Available Flavors: Bohemian BBQ, Far Out Fajita, Sriracha Sunshine, Vegan White Cheddar, Pepper Power

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Fairway, Wholefoods, Wegmans, Stop N Shop etc), Amazon, Starbucks

Website: www.Hippeas.com

*Bonus: Every bag sold a donation is given to a farm in Africa

 

Sabra® On-The-GoClassic Hummus with Pretzels

Taste/Texture: Flavorsome classic hummus/ hummus is smooth and pretzel crunchy with the right amount of salt

Available Flavors: Classic Hummus with Pretzels, Roasted Garlic Hummus with Pretzels, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzels

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Foodtown, Stop & Shop etc), pharmacies (Walgreens, Cvs, Duane Reade etc), Target, 7Eleven

Website: www.Sabra.com

*Bonus: Packaging is convenient for on the go, no mess, spill or dirty hands

CANDYBAR

Larabar™ The Original Fruit & Nut Food BarPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Taste/Texture: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip-Sweet, perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate/soft

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough– Mildly sweet, mild chocolate flavor/soft and “doughy”, similar to whipped nougat

Available Flavors: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Banana Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Muffin, Carrot Cake, Cashew Cookie, Cherry Pie, Chocolate Chip Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Coconut Chew, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Coconut Cream Pie, Key lime Pie, Lemon Bar, Mint Chip Brownie, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Cookie, Pecan Pie

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Fairway, Trader Joes, Wholefoods, Stop & Shop etc), pharmacies (Walgreens, Cvs etc), Target, Walmart, Sams Club

Website: www.Larabar.com

*Bonus: All Original Larabars are made with nine ingredients or less

 

COOKIES

Barnana® The Super Banana SnackGinger Snap Banana Brittle

Taste/Texture: spicy ginger flavor, sweet/crunchy

Available Flavors: Ginger Snap, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Toasted Coconut

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Fairway, Key Food, H Mart, C-Town etc), health markets

Website: www.Barnana.com

*Bonus: Barnana® Banana Brittle is made using upcycled bananas

 

Barbaras® Snackimal CookiesVanilla, Chocolate Chip

Taste/Texture: Vanilla-mild in flavor, semisweet/crunchy

Chocolate Chip-mild chocolate flavor, sweet/crunchy, similar to Nabisco’s Animal Crackers

Available Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Stop & Shop, King Kullen, ShopRite etc), health markets, Target

Website: www.Barbaras.com

*Bonus: Barbaras® offers a variety of products like cereals, granola, cookies and cheese puffs

Top Cheap Eats In NYC at INSANELY Low Prices

Top Cheap Eats In NYC at INSANELY Low Prices

Top Cheap Eats In NYC At Insanely Low Prices

Here’s an issue we can all relate to at some point.. Why is dining out so expensive!?

Unfortunately, NYC is infamous for high prices but don’t you fear!

We at HungerPass feel your pain and have put together a little guide for the cheapest (but most delicious) eats in the city!

We’ve even included some HungerPass restaurants for an even cheaper deal!

 

City Sub

82 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

We all know the best way to fill up on the go is with a sandwich.

It’s a quick and easy option that keeps us full and doesn’t break the bank! City Sub, located in Brooklyn, is the perfect stop for a high quality sandwich.

This Brooklyn hot spot is popular as it is delicious. With 29 signature subs with cool and creative names, and a create your own option, you really can’t go wrong here!

 

Ono Bowls

33 E 8th St, New York, NY

33 E 8th St, New York, NY

Acai bowls are the most recent talk of the town. If you haven’t tried a healthy but sweet and delicious acai bowl yet, Ono Bowls is your opportunity to do so!

Not only does bowl bar serve all vegan and gluten free options, it’s also super affordable!

The owner, originally from Hawaii, strives to bring the island to NYC with her fresh fruity meals.

Try a juice cleanse or a create your own oatmeal for only $4.50! The colorful options are endless!

 

Gino’s Pizza

345 E. 83rd St.

Another popular meal choice for some cheap eating is pizza! If you find yourself on the Upper East Side and crave a slice, Gino’s Pizza is awaiting your arrival.

Not only is their pizza regularly affordable, but HungerPass members take an extra 15% off as well.

Gino’s is known for their pizza but offers much more and has a pasta dish or calzone for everyone’s taste buds.

 

CoffeeBerry Restaurant

618 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY.

It’s a foodie’s natural instinct to save room for dessert. At CoffeeBerry, custom Kosher dishes are prepared fresh daily and never disappoint!

With dozens of sweet treats such as cheesecakes and apple pies, this eatery allows those with a sweet tooth to indulge without spending a fortune.

This being said, CoffeeBerry serves up much more than just dessert with lunch and dinner options as well.

To top it all off, diners flock to CoffeeBerry for their gourmet milkshakes that all cost less than ten dollars! A NY style cheesecake milkshake? Count me in!

 

Even the most hungry foodies can dine affordably in NYC. From pasta and pizza to pies and potatoes, dine deliciously with the HungerPass app!

Salt Bae: Everything You Must Know In 2018

Salt Bae: Everything You Must Know In 2018

Internet sensation Salt Bae has finally made his debut in New York City, Opening Nusr-Et right in Midtown, Manhattan                    

     

Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, most commonly known as Salt Bae is letting us all know why going vegan for the New Year may have been our worst decision yet. This internet sensation runs more than just the web, he is the proud owner of twelve Turkish chain restaurants Nusr-Et. Gokce hit the internet in 2017 wearing his signature dark shades, a white v neck, and black pants, impressing the viewers with his immaculate butchering skills and flawless salt technique earning him the name Salt Bae. With the flick of a wrist, Gokce is giving a new meaning to butchering, making it seem like the cleanest most appealing job ever. His precision when slicing the meat, lightly tapping it afterwards, shows the world the love and passion that Nusret has for this art form of cooking. This viral sensation after becoming a trending meme, entertained thousands of people driving them to imitate his work while having fun with it. Even though the meme has now died down, a year later Salt Bae is still trending as people are now running to see him in person.  

Due to his internet fame worldwide, Salt Bae expanded his chain restaurants to the U.S, placing one in Miami, opening another one in NY, right in Midtown Manhattan. His new restaurant has opened on 60 W. 53rd street in the midst of hotels with thousands of tourists in the area. With more than 11.8 Instagram followers, famous celebrities from David Beckham to supermodel Naomi Campbell stopped by to see his iconic 3 finger pinch and sprinkle at the new Midtown, Manhattan location. In less than a week, hundreds of people flooded the restaurant in hopes of getting a reservation to see Gokce’s work in person.

 

On the outside of the establishment to make sure that it is never overlooked, embellished on the wall is the hashtag #SaltBae. Everything about the restaurant screams Salt Bae. Once inside you encounter a 3D like mural that is beautifully drawn and detailed of Nusret Gokce in his signature sprinkling pose. Upon entering the restaurant which seats 150, dozens of people are instantly drawn to the mural, making sure not to leave the restaurant without taking their picture in front of the image. Once seated the experience continues as even the waiters are there to entertain. From creative drink making theatrics, to the waiters using Salt Bae’s salting technique as well, there is never a dull moment at Nusr-Et. On the cover of the restaurant menu, to the napkins and #SaltBae engraved in the wooden steak boards, Nusret’s image is plastered all over the restaurant, making sure that you never forget where you are.  

Nusr-Et is a dream come true for all meat lovers, but their menu is not vegan friendly unless you are only ordering sides or in the mood for a salad. Your love for steak can get you anything from Lokum, a Nusret Kobe at $77 to a Toscana that’ll run you $55. If you’re not into steak, they also offer lamb, meatballs, burgers, and a Turkish sausage. Salt Bae is all about providing the world with new food experiences, so if you never tried meat sushi or the Turkish desert Baklava, stop by and give it a try. Let’s not to forget to mention that rather than serving plain tap water, Voss water is given to all tables. Lavish, right? If you’re only there to see Bae in action, certain steaks such as the tomahawk and ribeye will bring him directly to your table for a chance to meet with him.

Instagram put Salt Bae on the map, letting the world see how passionate this man is about his work. While it is only one signature move, people are satisfied with only seeing that because his confidence flourishes each time. The cameras never stop flashing, as people order their meals they take their phones out and wait for Salt Bae to pass so that they can capture his performance. Although many people are there for the food, many people show up for the experience. It’s 2018, people show up to show out by capturing the moment and posting it online for the world to see. If you love how extra his salting technique is, stop by Nusr-Et in your fanciest outfit and continue to live your best life.

The internet sensation brings joy & excitement to our eyes, what he finds as his passion, is surely an entertaining show for us. While we’re lovers of all restaurants, Salt bae surely makes a great first impression & gives us a reason to keep coming back for more.

Top 5 Places For Dessert In NY (Don’t Miss Out)

Top 5 Places For Dessert In NY (Don’t Miss Out)

Top 5 Places For Dessert In NY (Don’t Miss Out)

Looking to indulge after a long week of boring lunches and frozen dinners? Or maybe you’re just a sweets person looking for something new to try. Look no further, we’ve got something for every dessert lover from ice cream to pastries and beyond. Here are the top 5 places for dessert in NY!

 

Igloo Cafe

22-26 31st Street, Astoria, Queens.

(718)726-7700

 

The Igloo Cafe is a Cafe in the heart of Astoria with a diverse menu, offering it all from brunch to desserts. Igloo Cafe is well known for their “Igloo Ice Cream” menu with a creative assortment of sundaes and flavors. They also offer frozen yogurt, greek frozen yogurt and a plethora of cakes! Try their brownie bowl or the cookie supreme. Cookies and ice cream combined? What could be better!

 

Bonjour Crepes & Wine

1442 Lexington Ave, New York, NY.

212. 534-4300

 

Say “bonjour” to a warm, sweet GLUTEN FREE crepe! Start your day off right with a maple syrup crepe or feed your chocolate craving with a dark chocolate crepe. Bonjour crepes offers many toppings including cinnamon sugar, berries and creme cheese. There’s a crepe and topping for everyone’s taste. Come get your crepe (and wine if you’d like) on!

 

Da Nonna Rosa

140 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

(718) 788-6225

 

Da Nonna Rosa is much more than some good pizza and pasta. This Italian restaurant offers delectable desserts that will be sure to curve your hunger and satisfy that sweet tooth. A Da Nonna Rosa favorite is the ricotta cheesecake, an Italian version of cheesecake homemade and fresh! If cheesecake isn’t your fancy, try the cannoli or tiramisu, two more Italian favs.  No matter which dessert you choose, you’ll be running back for another taste!

 

Le Rivage

340 West 46th St, New York, NY.

  1. 765-7374

Le Rivage, a French themed restaurant is swimming with delectable dessert choices. Though this traditional French eatery is also known for their savory meals, they certainly don’t come up short with the after dinner treats! From the creme brûlée to the homemade French pastries everything is simply divine!

 

Gelarto

145 Avenue A, New York, NY.

Gelatro is one of the East Village’s tastiest treats. Offering up just about any flavor gelato you could imagine, the possibilities are endless. With flavors like Baked Cream and Passionfruit you’ll be running back to try another! Gelarto also serves sorbet for those who fancy something fruity. Founder, Luca Grassi started making gelato in Italy in 1968 and found his way to the East Village to share his talents with NYC! Don’t miss out on trying some homemade Italian goodness!

Dessert is great, but maybe you’re looking for something else. After all, not everyone is a lover of dessert. If you’re looking for great restaurants with delicious food to stop your cravings, check out our top 3 restaurants in Greenwich! We encourage you to check out our other posts! Bon apetit.