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A King’s Hawaiian Holiday in NYC

Posted by: Serena T.

My nephew and I waiting for the parade to begin! I still had one King's Hawaiian roll in each pocket at this point.

As I look back on this past Thanksgiving celebration, I not only fondly relive the numerous delicious dishes that I consumed but also remember those things for which I am most thankful this year.  First and foremost is my family - I am extremely close to my parents, sister and extended family.  Growing up and to this day, my family considers food and mealtimes as events to celebrate, gather, and spread the love - so of course Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays!  This year was especially memorable because I took my 3-year old nephew to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

This float was very popular with my family - we love baked goods!

As a novice parade-goer myself, I didn't realize that attending the parade requires you to get up super early!  Of course, my nephew's grandparents (my parents) wanted us to have a good breakfast before braving the cold.  Unfortunately, my nephew has a severe nut allergy - especially to peanuts but also hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews and many other tree nuts.  Growing up in a family that ate anything and everything, discovering my nephew's allergy was a big dismay to our family.  However, over the last few years, we have been able to find delicious and nutritious nut-safe food options - including King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls!  The friendly size and sweet flavor of the rolls has made them a constant favorite for my nephew, a notoriously picky eater.

While my family included the King's Hawaiian rolls in our breakfast spread primarily for my nephew to eat for Thanksgiving breakfast (topped with my family's favorite - butter and sugar!), I'm glad we had extra.  Adults and children alike were snacking on them - I even had one in each coat pocket as I watched the Macy's parade!

Thanks to a hearty breakfast, we were able to stay until the end of the parade and welcome Santa to NYC!

In the end, as with the case with the rolls, I enjoyed the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as much as my nephew did.  We are thinking of making it an annual tradition, and I know that King's Hawaiian nut-safe products will continue to be part of that tradition as well!
Meet the Chef!
Serena T.
Serena T. is the founder of Big Apple Nosh and has lived in NYC for the past 14 years. A strict follower of the “NYC Diet” of convenience, hole-in-the-wall joints and fine dining, she is always on the lookout for the next hidden gem.