Saint's Alp Teahouse in the East Village is best known for boba drinks in a rainbow of flavors: almond, lychee, and even gingerbread. Less noted, though fully deserving of the same degree of praise, is the "Classic Toast" with condensed milk and butter. A mere $1.65 buys a single slice of what very well be the ultimate pick me up treat. The toast is positively intoxicating, with melted butter seeping into every pore of the hot slice, while a glazy slathering of condensed milk drips off the edges. It's served with a fork and knife, but to get the full experience you must simply dive in and tear apart with your fingers. Reckless abandon and full gusto is much advised.
Saint's Alp Teahouse
39 3rd Ave, New York NY 10003 (map)