Soho Park is a bit of a tourist trap, but with its ample outdoor seating, I have trouble resisting. In hot weather, I always order the Soho Park Iced Tea ($4).
It's a freshly brewed batch of bold Ceylon tea sweetened only with a berry puree. The puree is strained before it's added the tea, producing a completely smooth and naturally sweet drink with no seeds to get stuck in your teeth. Torn mint leaves jazz it up—it's an ideal accompaniment for a day of shopping around Soho.
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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.