On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas The Daily Meal-style, with a food carol about some of New York City's best dishes.

An ice cream sandwich constructed by customers at Momofuku Milk Bar.

Technically, the Twelve Days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas Day, but we’re already in the spirit. To celebrate over the next four days, here’s the carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City dishes enjoyed over the years that we’d be willing to sing about.

Eight maids a milking. Today’s food carol riff is a dairy bonanza.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me clockwise from top: saganaki from Agnanti, Coffee Shop’s pão de queijo, Five Points’ mac & cheese, a Momofuku Milk Bar ice cream sandwich, MARK Burger's Guinness Milkshake, The Breslin's oven-baked three cheese sandwich,  Resto’s waffle chocolate stout ice cream sandwich, The ChipShop’s Welsh rarebit.





So the carol thus far would go:

On the eighth day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me...
Eight, made with milk in,
Seven soups worth sipping,

Six eggs for feasting,
Five on-ion rings!

Chicks from four birds,
Three fried French hens,
Two desserts for two,
And Felidia’s pear ravioli.

Think another New York City dish should've been featured? Suggest it below!