Yak Butter Tea - I've had this. Not in Tibet, but in a Tibetan restaurant in NYC. No one told me what it was, just to drink it. To say the taste was unique would be an understatement. I would love to try the real deal one day.
Levain Bakery - What to get: A dark-chocolate peanut-butter-chip cookie OR Levain Bakery's Chocolate-Chip-Walnut Cookie -- Some days, the trials of NYC living require a cookie the size of your face. Levain on the Upper West Side has the best (and dough-iest) in town. 167 W. 74th St.; 212-874-6080 or levainbakery.com -- The Best Sweets in Every NYC Neighborhood | The NYC Food Bucket List | PureWow New York
Peanut Butter & Co. (NYC) This specialty peanut butter brand has an eponymous sandwich shop in the West Village that serves 20 different peanut butter-based sandwiches — yes, there’s a PB, but there’s also one with spicy peanut butter, grilled chicken, and pineapple jam — and 10 peanut butter-filled desserts.