Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf hits NYC


I chugged their dreamy, creamy blueberry pomegranate ice blended drinks through the spring of 2005, when I worked a lot in LA, and was surprised to find they’d finally expanded to the east coast. The location at 86th and Amsterdam is kosher, kid-friendly, and a bit of a madhouse. No healthy snacks, so eat before you go if you aren’t particularly permissive with your diet. (Most interestingly, if you check in on Foursquare while you’re there, there will be anywhere from four to ten others also checked in.)