Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

It’s the holiday season, which means most of the local bakeries and dessert spots roll out holiday-themed specials. Thankfully we’ve moved on from the pumpkin spice everything and now you’ll see egg nog cookies, peppermint ice cream, and gingerbread cakes.

Some bakeries also give a nod to Hanukkah. One of the traditional treats for the Festival of Lights are jelly doughnuts called Sufganiyot. So you can find special homemade jam dough bombs at Dough and unique interpretations like the Honey Tahini and Halva doughnut at Taïm. But I found the most surprising of all in marshmallow form.

I’ve enjoyed the innovative novelty of the flavored marshmallows from Squish Marshmallows, the city’s only marshmallow-centric shop (as far as I know). I produced a short video on the business when they were first starting out at pop-up markets and received a Vendy Award nomination. And I walk people by their East Village shop almost nightly on the Craft Cocktail tour. Sometimes we even go inside and have a look around.

These are not your grandmother’s marshmallows. You can find Birthday Cake, Banana Pudding, and Peanut Butter and Jelly. All in marshmallow form. They even have doughnut shaped marshmallows. And now they have a doughnut-flavored marshmallow as well. It’s to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah, but you can get them for the entire month of December. And you must!!

It’s available dipped in chocolate or you can get it in on a stick and torched like at a campfire. I chose mine torched and I’m glad I did.

The charred crisp exterior provided a closer experience to biting into a jelly donut. The raspberry flavor infused in the marshmallow along with a creative glazed donut crumble provided an unmistakable flavor. This marshmallow tasted just like a jelly donut!!

It was pretty insane. And I also convinced myself since this was a petite marshmallow and not a giant fried gut bomb, it has to have less calories than an actual Sufganiyah. What a Hannukah treat – you can indulge all eight nights and still fit into your holiday sweater. Price: $2

SQUISH MARSHMALLOWS
120 Saint Marks Place (between Avenue A and First Avenue),
East Village
(646) 896-1667
squishmarshmallows.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

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