PLAN DATE: MON / FEB. 25
It’s your favorite way to have, savor and share dinner: tapas. And at Karvouna Mezze, they’re spiced and served with all the warm hospitality and passion of Greece, which means sizzling platters of expertly cooked meats, fresh seafood and heaps of grilled wonder. This hearty and happy Greek spot is brand new and has all of Bowery buzzing, with a philosophy of celebrating meals as important moments of emotional connection and joy, so go connect with your love and fill yourselves up with this good, Greek stuff.
All that salty, savory feasting means ending it on some sweetness, and with a short walk, you and your love will have the perfect, most creamy dose. At Polosud Gelato, Coffee and Pastries, you’re getting the hidden gem in NYC Gelato, with masterful renditions of all the best flavors, like dark chocolate, mixed berry, and pistachio—simple, but so incredibly executed it’ll be like trying these classic flavors for the first time again. Throw in a cannoli or some tiramisu and add a shot of short, strong espresso, and you’ve got yourselves a sweet, romantic touch to bring your date full circle.
Lower East Side
241 Bowery, Manhattan
idk tip: They also specialize in Greek liquors, so make it the real deal and get a little wavy the way they do in Greece.
166 Mott Street, Manhattan
idk tip: It may sound wild, but their Vegan Avocado Gelato has gotten lots of press coverage, and not just because it’s a daring venture—it’s actually creamy, lemony and delicious.