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The Best Souvenirs to Buy in New York City

by Berit Baugher

An modern take on a nostalgic treat. Photo courtesy of Food52.

With NYC as Tabootoystore's home turf, we have a lot of opinions about the souvenirs that best represent our city. Some are mainstream but iconic, others capture the indie spirit of our artist-inhabited boroughs. Here are a handful of local goods we think best represent the Big Apple.

“The High Line”

Get the inside scoop on the new New York City institution reshaping global opinions on the use of public space. ($50)

Michael's of Brooklyn Pasta Sauce

Even the most seasoned of Italian nonnas wont be disappointed with a jar of red sauce from the Brooklyn institution. ($8)

“We Are Happy to Serve You” Deli Cup

Enjoy your morning cup of joe in a ceramic version of the iconic New York City deli cup. ($15)

Cacao Prieto Chocolate Bar

Handcrafted from 72% single origin organic Dominican cacao, the small-batch chocolate bar is made in a charming industrial-chic workshop in Brooklyn. ($8)

New York By The Slice Pizza Map

Because you simply can’t go wrong with a slice of New York-style pizza, we recommend trying as many as you can with the guidance of an expertly-curated map. ($8)

Fox’s U-Bet

Whip up a classic NYC treat with the essential ingredient for an egg cream. ($5)

Statue of Liberty Foam Crown

When you want to be in a New York state of mind, dress the part. ($10)

Salty Road Salt Water Taffy Pack

An old-fashioned treat with a modern-day spin in a variety of flavors. ($36.50)

Saipua Soap

For a great-smelling souvenir, stock up on beautifully-packaged clary sage, basil, or lavender soap from the beloved Red Hook flower shop. ($18)

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack pie

A toasted oat crust and a gooey butter filling make the classic NYC treat impossible to resist. Order one in for your next special ocassion. ($48.50)

Erica Weiner Compass Rose Earrings

Made with love in NYC, the indie jewelry designer created the 14k-gold and diamond earrings after a design element she saw on an ancient map. ($395)

"Here Is New York”

E.B. White’s stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential New York City love letter. ($10)

Queens Courage Old Tom Gin

Sweetened with honey grown on a rooftop in Queens, the Astoria-made gin is an updated version of a pre-Prohibition-era classic. ($42)


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