I will have two 10 year old girls with me and we are looking for fun things to do in the area (NOT American Girl Store).
Food is important. I love Le Pain Quotidien type places (and that price point is good for us) so places similar to that would be fun (but nice if not a chain--or someplace new to us).
Also, we love places like Eataly but we are looking for new favorites. Ideas?
I would love a New York person's opinions.
Yes, we are on a budget and don't want to spend tons of money but we also want to have a nice time and understand NYC isn't inexpensive.
We are open to good ethnic food too. Sushi is a favorite but open to other things as well...
Bakeries or places with pastries a MUST!
Also, any must do kid activities aside from the usual: Museum of Natural History, American Girl shop & Dylan's Candy Shop? Is there a better candy shop than Dylan's? Is there an amazing bakery or cupcake shop?
I am desperately seeking ideas.
Suggestions in sidewalk shopping where the girls can spend their allowance? Fun clothing stores for kids outside of the usual Gap, Forever 21 type shops?
Thanks in advance.