March 20, 2017

Table for Two #3: Soft Swerve

I'm really excited that Rachel of Hello, Chelly and I have teamed up once more to bring you a brand spanking new collaboration that involves two of my favorite things - New York City and food. We're proud to introduce Table for Two, where the two of us will be highlighting restaurants and dessert spots in New York City. You'll be hearing our personal opinions on the place and the food, as well as where you can go to try it out for yourself!

Welcome to month three of Table for Two! It's been really fun to hit up all these food places in the city, and we look forward to sharing more of them with you in the months to come. We had dinner at Sticky Rice (and you can read about our experience over on Rachel's blog), followed by dessert at Soft Swerve, an ice cream spot we were both really excited to try out.

There were two different ways that I first heard of Soft Swerve. First, my youngest sister (who still lives in the Philippines, mind you) (who also has a blog) sent me a photo and told me I needed to go and try their stuff on her behalf. Second, I believe I stumbled across someone else's photo on Instagram and Rachel also mentioned it and told me we should go. That is how we ended up deciding we needed to drop by sooner rather than later (even if it was technically still winter and butt cold).

The awning above Soft Swerve is a bright blue with a simple logo, a surprise amidst the chaos of signage on a normal New York street. But it is the brightly lit interior, with the combination of blues and whites that create the inviting atmosphere that draws potential customers into this shop. I know for sure that even if we hadn't deliberately been looking for it, I would have certainly stopped to see what was on offer and gone inside anyway. 

Customers will find it easy to glance at the blackboard style menu with colorful items on offer, particularly since the shop really indicates what sort of toppings, flavors and specials the have on offer. Rachel & I spent a couple of minutes deliberating on which flavors we wanted. In the end, she settled for Broadway (ube ice cream, Fruity Pebbles and marshmallows) and I went for Mott & Mulberry (matcha ice cream, crushed Oreos, chocolate drizzle) - both on cones, of course. 

Verdict on the ice cream? I would definitely go back for more! The ice cream itself was not so overwhelmingly sweet, which made it the perfect match for the toppings we had. Plus, the chocolate cone (the one I had) was particularly tasty, and I enjoyed every last bite - even when everything melted all over my hands by the end of it. (It was not my best moment, to say the least). 

If you're interested in checking out Soft Swerve for yourself, you can find their shop on 85B Allen Street, New York, NY 10002. They're open from 12PM-11PM on Sunday through Thursday, and 12PM-12AM on Friday and Saturday.


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