[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Most pre-packed fruit salads are dull and overpriced, but not Num Pang's Tropical Fruit Salad ($4.50)—which includes everything from meaty pieces of young coconut meat to mango, papaya, and pineapple chunks, not to mention lychees. The fruits are consistently fresh and well-proportioned; no skimping on one or another. They're all tossed in a sweet and light bath of lemongrass and finely chopped mint. Pair this with their housemade Hot Ginger Apple Cider ($1.75), a more spicy than sweet concoction, and you'll have the healthiest dessert we've Sugar Rush'ed in a long time.

Num Pang Sandwich Shop

21 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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