To have a super duper time in NYC is as simple as visiting a free pop up market. My own definition of fun on a rainy Saturday morning is visiting a free pop up market full of incredibly delicious samples of of cash or sloshing around in the NYC summertime rain. If you were hip to the events that the always artsy Paper Magazine throws, you might have attended the second annual Super(Duper) pop up market this past weekend. If you weren't you only missed out on generous samples of something called cheese strows, cinnamon raisin babka and the finest hand-crafted chocolate from the Philippines. To make this short and sweet, here were my top vendor picks (translation: they were good enough to make me shell out cash).
Askinosie Chocolate: This family chocolate business got an unconventional start. The owner/father, Shawn was a criminal defense lawyer who went in search of a sweeter calling. And if he was as good at defense as he is at making handcrafted, small batched chocolate fairly sourced from the Philippines in flavors like dark chocolate sea salt and white chocolate with cocoa nibs, then he was securing freedom willy nilly.
Breads Bakery: It's not enough to call what they do, baking. Let's call it, divinely kneaded heaven rolled in the magical elixir of cinnamon, raisins and butter if you happen to get the Babka. Or, similarly, if you buy a Cheese Straw, you must kneel to the altar of butter and browned cheese.
Morris Kitchen: The must have is their Rhubarb Syrup to bring a bit of high-end mixology to your own home. Mix the syrup in with any alcohol, mix with a bit of seltzer water, garnish and stir away.