DŌ, Waitress, and Dear Evan Hansen!

Hi everyone! After a several month hiatus (yet again – I am so sorry!) I am back and ready to share tons of adventure stories with you all! So let’s pick up where we left off, shall we?

April 5th, 2017

On our second morning in New York City, Abi and I got up and went to Bryant Park to grab some breakfast. We were able to enjoy our fresh squeezed orange juice and croissant sandwiches while sitting in this beautiful and peaceful park. It was the perfect way to begin our day!

If you have read any of my posts in the past, you know all of my travel activities are typically dictated by food. So after breakfast, we had yet another food conquest! We walked 2 miles (which ended up being about 40 minutes) all the way to Cookie DŌ!

I saw this place featured in various Facebook videos and from other friends’ trips to New York City so I had to try it out for myself. Apparently it is usually ridiculously crowded but we didn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes that day! It was so lucky!


Edible cookie dough is a dream! I got sugar cookie and Abi got confetti. We both ordered the smallest size but barely made a dent because they were so dense and sweet. But WOW it was good! I wish I could have just saved the rest for later!

However, we had to keep moving! At 2 o’clock we had the chance to go see Waitress starring none other than Sara Bareilles! Sara has always been one of my favorite music artists, so it was incredible to see her bring a broadway character to life onstage. I was not only beyond impressed by her vocals but by her acting, as well! Waitress had such an empowering story and it especially resonated with us 20-somethings who are trying to figure out our life paths. I would highly recommend seeing it if you have the chance! We adored it.

We took a quick dinner break at John’s Pizzeria and got some delicious New York style pizza. This is always a must do for me every time I go to the city!


Then we were back at it again for the 8 o’clock show of Dear Evan Hansen!!

This musical was our main reason for booking our trip to New York City. We had the opportunity to see the entire original cast, and most importantly Ben Platt was Evan Hansen. I have never seen someone own their role the way he did. His performance truly made us feel the widest range of emotions imaginable and it was such a privilege to see him perform. We left feeling somber, yet inspired, and everything in between.


(Also, if you haven’t listened to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack yet you need to!! I guarantee you have seen it all over the internet by now. Just give it a listen – you won’t regret it!)

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