Nestled between the golden breakfast muffins and blueberry scones at Soutine Bakery on the Upper West Side are wedges of ginger cake not to be ignored. Sticky, tender and just a bit spicy, these delightful squares prove to be a dandy morning treat. It's a wonderful break from your typical croissant or sweet morning bun, but be sure to arrive early—lest you be left with the last square. The end cut is a touch less moist than the rest.
104 W 70th Street, New York NY 10023 (nr. Columbus Avenue; map) 212-496-1450