Friday, June 24, 2011

Best Boardwalk Snack at Coney Island

Ah, summertime

Coney Island just unveiled its much needed makeover. The rides look glossier and more death defying. Plus its boardwalk was just named #2 in the nation by National Geographic. Still when it comes to boardwalk snacks, the best is an oldie but goodie: mango-on-a-stick.

True, it's not classic fried, greasy goodness. It's better. Sweet and spicy, thirst quenching, and 100% natural. Bonus: it's also bathing suit-friendly. Best 3-buck, guilt-free beach snack ever!

Find the roving 'mango cart' on the boardwalk and watch the skilled woman transform the perfectly ripe fruit into a flowering blossom in seconds. I douse mine in hot sauce and pico de gallo spice, Mexican-style. It's really, really messy. That's the best part.

Tastes as good as it looks


  1. THere's a mango cart in Union Square, too, if you've a tropical craving, but don't have time to travel to the beach. :)

  2. You're absolutely right, Kim. I happily discovered her too last summer and wrote about my first taste of mangos Mexican style: