Designed to survive sweltering Dominican summers, this confection stiffens up on chilly autumn afternoons in Washington Heights. Outdoors, I couldn't easily peel back my canquiña's paper wrapper, and at home I ultimately scraped it free with a butter knife. This sesame canquiña ($1) suggested salt-water taffy; the coconut might well be sweeter.
St. Nicholas Ave. near the southwest corner with 182nd St., Manhattan
Hours and precise location undoubtedly vary