Healthy on-the-go snacks you can enjoy all Summer long!

Healthy on-the-go snacks you can enjoy all Summer long!

Temperatures are on the rise! Here in NYC we’ve experienced temps hitting a high of 85 degrees and it’s only May. Warmer weather means longer days, less clothing and summer break is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time for family vacations, trips to the theme park and a showcase of that “summer ready” body of yours.

Snacking plays a huge role when it comes to traveling. Heading on a road trip? Catching a flight? Snacks are a necessity! Any trip wouldn’t be the same without them. Imagine, being on an international flight and not even being offered peanuts. I’m pretty sure you’d be appalled!

Based on recent reports, in 2017 Americans spent over 45 billion dollars on snacks. Rather than snacking between meals, we’re now snacking in place of a traditional meal. Is it our constant on-the-go mentality? Are we getting too lazy to cook? Or do we just like the convenience of our grub sitting on the shelf waiting for us to get it when it’s needed? I’m not 100% sure but I do know the new role snacking has taken can add on some unwanted pounds.

It’s very clear that snacking has played heavily on us culturally, and physically. Since summer is right around the corner, we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorite healthy on-the-go snacks. I know, I know…healthy snacks? Sounds horrible! No worries though. These snacks are full of flavor, conveniently packaged, widely available and have an unchanging effect to your current pants/dress size. We promise you won’t regret giving these a try.



HIPPEAS™ organic chickpea puffs-Bohemian BBQ

Taste/Texture: mild BBQ flavor/ crunchy but airy, similar to baked cheese puffs

Available Flavors: Bohemian BBQ, Far Out Fajita, Sriracha Sunshine, Vegan White Cheddar, Pepper Power

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Fairway, Wholefoods, Wegmans, Stop N Shop etc), Amazon, Starbucks


*Bonus: Every bag sold a donation is given to a farm in Africa


Sabra® On-The-GoClassic Hummus with Pretzels

Taste/Texture: Flavorsome classic hummus/ hummus is smooth and pretzel crunchy with the right amount of salt

Available Flavors: Classic Hummus with Pretzels, Roasted Garlic Hummus with Pretzels, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzels

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Foodtown, Stop & Shop etc), pharmacies (Walgreens, Cvs, Duane Reade etc), Target, 7Eleven


*Bonus: Packaging is convenient for on the go, no mess, spill or dirty hands


Larabar™ The Original Fruit & Nut Food BarPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Taste/Texture: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip-Sweet, perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate/soft

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough– Mildly sweet, mild chocolate flavor/soft and “doughy”, similar to whipped nougat

Available Flavors: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Banana Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Muffin, Carrot Cake, Cashew Cookie, Cherry Pie, Chocolate Chip Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Coconut Chew, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Coconut Cream Pie, Key lime Pie, Lemon Bar, Mint Chip Brownie, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Cookie, Pecan Pie

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Fairway, Trader Joes, Wholefoods, Stop & Shop etc), pharmacies (Walgreens, Cvs etc), Target, Walmart, Sams Club


*Bonus: All Original Larabars are made with nine ingredients or less



Barnana® The Super Banana SnackGinger Snap Banana Brittle

Taste/Texture: spicy ginger flavor, sweet/crunchy

Available Flavors: Ginger Snap, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Toasted Coconut

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Fairway, Key Food, H Mart, C-Town etc), health markets


*Bonus: Barnana® Banana Brittle is made using upcycled bananas


Barbaras® Snackimal CookiesVanilla, Chocolate Chip

Taste/Texture: Vanilla-mild in flavor, semisweet/crunchy

Chocolate Chip-mild chocolate flavor, sweet/crunchy, similar to Nabisco’s Animal Crackers

Available Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal

Available Locations: Variety of supermarkets (Stop & Shop, King Kullen, ShopRite etc), health markets, Target


*Bonus: Barbaras® offers a variety of products like cereals, granola, cookies and cheese puffs

Top Cheap Eats In NYC at INSANELY Low Prices

Top Cheap Eats In NYC at INSANELY Low Prices

Top Cheap Eats In NYC At Insanely Low Prices

Here’s an issue we can all relate to at some point.. Why is dining out so expensive!?

Unfortunately, NYC is infamous for high prices but don’t you fear!

We at HungerPass feel your pain and have put together a little guide for the cheapest (but most delicious) eats in the city!

We’ve even included some HungerPass restaurants for an even cheaper deal!


City Sub

82 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

We all know the best way to fill up on the go is with a sandwich.

It’s a quick and easy option that keeps us full and doesn’t break the bank! City Sub, located in Brooklyn, is the perfect stop for a high quality sandwich.

This Brooklyn hot spot is popular as it is delicious. With 29 signature subs with cool and creative names, and a create your own option, you really can’t go wrong here!


Ono Bowls

33 E 8th St, New York, NY

33 E 8th St, New York, NY

Acai bowls are the most recent talk of the town. If you haven’t tried a healthy but sweet and delicious acai bowl yet, Ono Bowls is your opportunity to do so!

Not only does bowl bar serve all vegan and gluten free options, it’s also super affordable!

The owner, originally from Hawaii, strives to bring the island to NYC with her fresh fruity meals.

Try a juice cleanse or a create your own oatmeal for only $4.50! The colorful options are endless!


Gino’s Pizza

345 E. 83rd St.

Another popular meal choice for some cheap eating is pizza! If you find yourself on the Upper East Side and crave a slice, Gino’s Pizza is awaiting your arrival.

Not only is their pizza regularly affordable, but HungerPass members take an extra 15% off as well.

Gino’s is known for their pizza but offers much more and has a pasta dish or calzone for everyone’s taste buds.


CoffeeBerry Restaurant

618 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY.

It’s a foodie’s natural instinct to save room for dessert. At CoffeeBerry, custom Kosher dishes are prepared fresh daily and never disappoint!

With dozens of sweet treats such as cheesecakes and apple pies, this eatery allows those with a sweet tooth to indulge without spending a fortune.

This being said, CoffeeBerry serves up much more than just dessert with lunch and dinner options as well.

To top it all off, diners flock to CoffeeBerry for their gourmet milkshakes that all cost less than ten dollars! A NY style cheesecake milkshake? Count me in!


Even the most hungry foodies can dine affordably in NYC. From pasta and pizza to pies and potatoes, dine deliciously with the HungerPass app!

Salt Bae: Everything You Must Know In 2018

Salt Bae: Everything You Must Know In 2018

Internet sensation Salt Bae has finally made his debut in New York City, Opening Nusr-Et right in Midtown, Manhattan                    


Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, most commonly known as Salt Bae is letting us all know why going vegan for the New Year may have been our worst decision yet. This internet sensation runs more than just the web, he is the proud owner of twelve Turkish chain restaurants Nusr-Et. Gokce hit the internet in 2017 wearing his signature dark shades, a white v neck, and black pants, impressing the viewers with his immaculate butchering skills and flawless salt technique earning him the name Salt Bae. With the flick of a wrist, Gokce is giving a new meaning to butchering, making it seem like the cleanest most appealing job ever. His precision when slicing the meat, lightly tapping it afterwards, shows the world the love and passion that Nusret has for this art form of cooking. This viral sensation after becoming a trending meme, entertained thousands of people driving them to imitate his work while having fun with it. Even though the meme has now died down, a year later Salt Bae is still trending as people are now running to see him in person.  

Due to his internet fame worldwide, Salt Bae expanded his chain restaurants to the U.S, placing one in Miami, opening another one in NY, right in Midtown Manhattan. His new restaurant has opened on 60 W. 53rd street in the midst of hotels with thousands of tourists in the area. With more than 11.8 Instagram followers, famous celebrities from David Beckham to supermodel Naomi Campbell stopped by to see his iconic 3 finger pinch and sprinkle at the new Midtown, Manhattan location. In less than a week, hundreds of people flooded the restaurant in hopes of getting a reservation to see Gokce’s work in person.


On the outside of the establishment to make sure that it is never overlooked, embellished on the wall is the hashtag #SaltBae. Everything about the restaurant screams Salt Bae. Once inside you encounter a 3D like mural that is beautifully drawn and detailed of Nusret Gokce in his signature sprinkling pose. Upon entering the restaurant which seats 150, dozens of people are instantly drawn to the mural, making sure not to leave the restaurant without taking their picture in front of the image. Once seated the experience continues as even the waiters are there to entertain. From creative drink making theatrics, to the waiters using Salt Bae’s salting technique as well, there is never a dull moment at Nusr-Et. On the cover of the restaurant menu, to the napkins and #SaltBae engraved in the wooden steak boards, Nusret’s image is plastered all over the restaurant, making sure that you never forget where you are.  

Nusr-Et is a dream come true for all meat lovers, but their menu is not vegan friendly unless you are only ordering sides or in the mood for a salad. Your love for steak can get you anything from Lokum, a Nusret Kobe at $77 to a Toscana that’ll run you $55. If you’re not into steak, they also offer lamb, meatballs, burgers, and a Turkish sausage. Salt Bae is all about providing the world with new food experiences, so if you never tried meat sushi or the Turkish desert Baklava, stop by and give it a try. Let’s not to forget to mention that rather than serving plain tap water, Voss water is given to all tables. Lavish, right? If you’re only there to see Bae in action, certain steaks such as the tomahawk and ribeye will bring him directly to your table for a chance to meet with him.

Instagram put Salt Bae on the map, letting the world see how passionate this man is about his work. While it is only one signature move, people are satisfied with only seeing that because his confidence flourishes each time. The cameras never stop flashing, as people order their meals they take their phones out and wait for Salt Bae to pass so that they can capture his performance. Although many people are there for the food, many people show up for the experience. It’s 2018, people show up to show out by capturing the moment and posting it online for the world to see. If you love how extra his salting technique is, stop by Nusr-Et in your fanciest outfit and continue to live your best life.

The internet sensation brings joy & excitement to our eyes, what he finds as his passion, is surely an entertaining show for us. While we’re lovers of all restaurants, Salt bae surely makes a great first impression & gives us a reason to keep coming back for more.

Top 5 Places For Dessert In NY (Don’t Miss Out)

Top 5 Places For Dessert In NY (Don’t Miss Out)

Top 5 Places For Dessert In NY (Don’t Miss Out)

Looking to indulge after a long week of boring lunches and frozen dinners? Or maybe you’re just a sweets person looking for something new to try. Look no further, we’ve got something for every dessert lover from ice cream to pastries and beyond. Here are the top 5 places for dessert in NY!


Igloo Cafe

22-26 31st Street, Astoria, Queens.



The Igloo Cafe is a Cafe in the heart of Astoria with a diverse menu, offering it all from brunch to desserts. Igloo Cafe is well known for their “Igloo Ice Cream” menu with a creative assortment of sundaes and flavors. They also offer frozen yogurt, greek frozen yogurt and a plethora of cakes! Try their brownie bowl or the cookie supreme. Cookies and ice cream combined? What could be better!


Bonjour Crepes & Wine

1442 Lexington Ave, New York, NY.

212. 534-4300


Say “bonjour” to a warm, sweet GLUTEN FREE crepe! Start your day off right with a maple syrup crepe or feed your chocolate craving with a dark chocolate crepe. Bonjour crepes offers many toppings including cinnamon sugar, berries and creme cheese. There’s a crepe and topping for everyone’s taste. Come get your crepe (and wine if you’d like) on!


Da Nonna Rosa

140 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

(718) 788-6225


Da Nonna Rosa is much more than some good pizza and pasta. This Italian restaurant offers delectable desserts that will be sure to curve your hunger and satisfy that sweet tooth. A Da Nonna Rosa favorite is the ricotta cheesecake, an Italian version of cheesecake homemade and fresh! If cheesecake isn’t your fancy, try the cannoli or tiramisu, two more Italian favs.  No matter which dessert you choose, you’ll be running back for another taste!


Le Rivage

340 West 46th St, New York, NY.

  1. 765-7374

Le Rivage, a French themed restaurant is swimming with delectable dessert choices. Though this traditional French eatery is also known for their savory meals, they certainly don’t come up short with the after dinner treats! From the creme brûlée to the homemade French pastries everything is simply divine!



145 Avenue A, New York, NY.

Gelatro is one of the East Village’s tastiest treats. Offering up just about any flavor gelato you could imagine, the possibilities are endless. With flavors like Baked Cream and Passionfruit you’ll be running back to try another! Gelarto also serves sorbet for those who fancy something fruity. Founder, Luca Grassi started making gelato in Italy in 1968 and found his way to the East Village to share his talents with NYC! Don’t miss out on trying some homemade Italian goodness!

Dessert is great, but maybe you’re looking for something else. After all, not everyone is a lover of dessert. If you’re looking for great restaurants with delicious food to stop your cravings, check out our top 3 restaurants in Greenwich! We encourage you to check out our other posts! Bon apetit.

Top 3 Restaurants In Greenwich Village

Top 3 Restaurants In Greenwich Village

Top 3 Restaurants In Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village, home to indie artists, musicians, New York University students and, of course, what I like to call, the hidden food treasures of the Village. Take a walk around Washington Square Park during the morning, grab a coffee at one of the various coffee shops in the Village, and let me show you the best places to eat when dinner time arrives. MacDougal and Bleecker street are kings of late night dines and guilty-pleasure foods. Like all kingdoms, the real treasures are hidden behind the dark and grimy facades that most restaurants on this street are attributed to. This guide is to help you differentiate the real hole in the wall gems.

Masala Times

194 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 995–5100
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 11:30AM-3AM
Thursday: 11:30AM-4AM
Friday and Saturday: 11:30AM-5AM

Cross the intersection of MacDougal and Bleecker Street and you’ll find one of the most raved about places by customers, Masala Times, a quick and delicious place to find authentic Indian food like their nice and spicy Chicken Tikka, their unique Pav Bhaji, and raved about Paneer Tikka. Opened until the early hours of the morning like other restaurants on MacDougal, Masala Times offers a variety of vegetarian options as well as options for meat lovers. The restaurant welcomes customers with their bright yellow canopy with their slogan, “Very spicy. Very Bollywood” displayed proudly in bright red lettering.



193 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (347) 971–5778
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10AM-11PM
Friday and Saturday: 10AM-1AM

Situated right across the street from Masala Times is Manousheh, a Lebanese bakery that takes its inspirations from Beirut, the capital and largest city of Lebanon. A Manousheh is actually a staple breakfast food, known similarly to a flatbread in the U.S. Aside from traditional toppings like thyme, cheese, and beef, it also offers vegetarian and dessert versions using Nutella and a sesame base spread. Refreshing beverages like cafe blanc, mint tea, and Lebanese coffee are also available to accompany your meal. According to its website, “Our hope is to create a cozy environment where those who have never been to Lebanon leave our space with the goal of visiting, and for those who have been, to leave feeling like they just had a real taste of Beirut”.



216 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (516) 504–3615
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11AM-11PM
Friday and Saturday: 11AM-12AM
Sunday: 12PM-11PM

Travel across the world by just walking down a couple streets to Okinii, a delicious and affordable authentic Japanese cuisine restaurant, known for their use of quality ingredients that result in quality meals. Their delivery option and fast service makes this perfect for the perpetually busy customer looking for a simple lunch or dinner. A nice and cozy atmosphere accompanied with elegant lit up ice sculpture meal displays makes this the perfect destination for anyone!

Hungry yet? Download the HungerPass app to save exclusively at restaurants all over New York!

The Unicorn Frapuccino: A Sweet Obsession and 3 Drinks You Must Try!

The Unicorn Frapuccino: A Sweet Obsession and 3 Drinks You Must Try!

With the very short and limited time drink craze over the Unicorn Frappuccino served by Starbucks locations across the nation, it has us thinking about the sweet obsession we have over coffee and iced beverages.


The Unicorn Frapuccino:

You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it. It’s hard to miss! This supposed sweet and sour drink is one of the biggest trending topics sweeping the nation. In spirit of the sweet drink, we’ve gone through some of the menus of HungerPass restaurants and found some of the best drinks for you to try. You know, if unicorn frappuccinos just aren’t your thing.

1. The Pomeberry Blast from Igloo Cafe

Located in the heart of Astoria, Igloo Cafe prepares the ultimate comfort food. The best part? They offer a variety of sweet iced and blended drinks with plenty of health benefits. This Pomeberry blast includes Pomegranate, Blueberry, Strawberry, Banana, and Organic Honey! Just the sweet kick you need with your daily dose of antioxidants.

2. The Oreo Shake from Moonstruck Eatery

Moonstruck is local favorite in NYC. And that’s right, vanilla ice cream and oreo blended together in a mix of pure perfection. We promise, you’ll love the oreo shake. Dine and save at all the Moonstruck Eatery locations when you use the HungerPass app!

3. The Classic Cappuccino from Coffeeberry

This Kosher Cafe located on the Upper West Side is notorious for its amazing food, service, and friendly staff! For those of you looking for a sweet kick with a blast of caffeine, this drink’s for you. Whether you’re grabbing it to go, or sitting down for a drink, the classic cappuccino from Coffeeberry is so good you may just make it your usual order. Compliment your sweet tooth by ordering a pastry or sweet treat.

The perfect PB&J

The perfect PB&J

Last week news broke out about the NBA and their addiction to PB&J and not to say that isn’t justified, it’s simple, its classic and ultimately delicious. We are fellow stoolies here and have seen the blogs by Jordie and Feitleberg , and we agree on the fact that grape jelly is not the way to go when making the best possible PB&J.

Grape jelly is delicious and while I am not here to knock it, I’m trying to put the best option out there for the people and grape doesn’t fit program. While I think it could go either way, in my personal opinion, raspberry jelly takes the slight edge over strawberry. One can choose either jelly they prefer, but the key component of the sandwich is it NEEDS to be toasted. A toasted PB&J is the ultimate flavor explosion, but to make it the perfect PB&J one must add Nutella, has to.

I’m not going to sit here and say every time I make a PB&J it do all those steps, I am very lazy, but every time I do not make the “perfect” PB&J I get a little upset knowing a better sandwich is out there. Also I’m not going to sit here and pretend I make PB&J all the time, like I said I am lazy. I move more towards the uncrustables because its easy and convenient. I will microwave it to give it that warm feeling, but its not the same, but it’s still delicious especially because of the fact it required now work at all.

Baseball Season is coming up, and you know what that means. Hot Dogs for days!

Baseball Season is coming up, and you know what that means. Hot Dogs for days!

Baseball Season is coming up, and you know what that means.

Hot Dogs for days!

All of the classic comfort foods including steak, burgers, pizza, and even ice cream are enjoyed year round. That’s right, New York winters have nothing on avid ice cream lovers. However, there is an additional comfort food that really only comes to life during America’s ballpark season. With warmth comes baseball season, and with baseball season comes hot dog season. Yes, you may be able to grab yourself a hot dog on the street corners of midtown or during a Hockey game, but it never has quite the same fulfillment as it does while watching a classic ball game.

The perfect match?

Baseball and hot dogs go together like spaghetti and meatballs or more questionable pairs such as lamb and tuna fish( Big Daddy Shoutout)., they’re a match made in heaven and who doesn’t like hot dogs. While we may enjoy turning our heads when it comes to reading the ingredients that make up a hot dog, we will acknowledge its great taste. In reality, what could possibly be better than heading out to a baseball stadium with a beer and hot dog in hand? Well, it was a long winter and we’re happy to move onto brighter, warmer days. While we may have missed the traditional hot dog baseball season, we’re just glad it’s back!

Where to Eat After a Rough Week At Work

Where to Eat After a Rough Week At Work

Where to Eat After a Rough Week At Work

You’ve had a really long week at work and all you want to do is relax, let loose and enjoy something tasty.  There are a billion restaurants in New York but where do you go? Do not worry foodies, we have a few spots that will cater to all the different needs in this melting pot we all call home.

Sangria Tapas & Wine2902 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358 –  Do you want tapas, paellas, saluermia, delicious entrees and a legitimate happy hour from 5pm to 8pm? Yes please! This modern twist on classic tapas and wines from all around the world will have you forgetting that conference call from this morning. You have their traditional sangria, apricot, rosada, whitewine pineapple blueberry sangria to the godfather maragarita. You’ll definitely feel super relaxed after one of these homemade drinks! You can even pair it with one of their long selection of treats: patatas bravas with potatoes, garlic aioli, spicy guindilla peppers and tomato sauce or their shrimp mofongitos with mofongo topped with shrimp al ajillo. Or better yet, you must try one of their oh so tasty Peallas ranging from Paella de Verduras (rice paella with mixed vegetables) to Paella de Marisco (rice paella with shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari) for all those seafood lovers out there! You have a long list of enjoyable dishes right at your fingertips.

Coffee Berry Restaurant618 Amsterdam Ave, New York 10024 – This is the perfect place to get you back to that vibrant mood before the weekend! Coffee Berry offers a huge selection of delicious treats ranging from their homemade crepes with traditional and classic blueberry compote or try their homemade cheese blintzes with fresh berries. Want something sweeter? Their molten chocolate cakes are a tasty freakin’ treat! With sea salt chocolate ganache filled chocolate cake and seasonal berries, this is a must try. Pair these yummy desserts with a rich and creamy milkshake! You can choose from chocolate peanut butter swirl, mocha mint chocolate chip or New York cheesecake shake. Oh they have some sweet options my friends!

Rice N’ Beans744 9th Avenue, New York, 10019 – Just want to treat yourself to a nice home cooked meal without dirtying your kitchen? This authentic Brazilian Cuisine may hit the spot. Try a scrumptious slow cooled black bean casserole with bacon, Portuguese sausage, pork ribs and prime aged beef chunks, sided with white rice, farofa  and their famous home style hot sauce. OH YUM! They even have an awesome happy hour with Caipirinhas (classic, mango and guava), Sangria, Brazilian Margarita, beers and tasty appetizers filled with chicken stuffed croquette, cod fish stuffed croquette, cheese stuffed croquette, Brazilian pastry stuffed with beef, and the list just goes on and on!

Rough Week + Happy Hour + Delicious Treats = Ultimate Happiness 🙂 Just try one of these spots out already and have an awesome beginning to your weekend! #Restaurants #HappyHour #Sangria #Caipirinhas #Tapas #Desserts #Chocolate #Sweettreats

Food Trend Alert: There’s a Pop-Tarts Cafe in NYC

Food Trend Alert: There’s a Pop-Tarts Cafe in NYC

Food Trend Alert: There’s a Pop-Tarts Cafe in NYC

Pop Tarts is opening a “Pop Tart Cafe” in New York City, and I don’t think anyone can object to that. With creations like a Pop Tart Pizza or Pop Tart Nachos, its something we can all get behind. It’s not often I eat pop tarts, but every time I do I wonder why I don’t eat them more. Now with authority these pop tarts creation, like the Chili nachos which has chocolate and cookies and cream pop tarts crumbled up as the ground beef. With the location being in Time Square, expect the place to be popping. Our advice? Make sure to make reservations in advance if possible, or find a designated friend who will hold a spot in line for you, because something like this is a can’t miss!


However, we can’t help but wonder that with spring break and the warm summer months creeping up, will hungry customers be as willing to dive into these calorie packed treats? With mother nature blessing us with spring-like weather in February, shaping and toning up for sunny days might be on ones mind more than usual, so skipping this marvelous Pop-Tart trend may be a possibility. On the other hand, do calories even exist during a time like this? There’s no way of knowing for sure. But what we do know is that this Pop-Tart craze has people lined up for what may seem like miles. No arguments here, this Pop-Tart cafe is one of the most refreshing and delicious ideas we’ve seen so far this year!