[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Now this could be breakfast every day. One tidy sourdough roll ($3), neatly scored with browned surfaces. Crisp crust, gentle tang. But it's not just a sourdough roll. Crack open and you'll find...


...dark chocolate! Valrhona dark chocolate, to be exact. Come early enough and the roll will still be warm and crackly, and the chocolate molten, fine shards melting into every nook and cranny. One of the few instances in which I had to agree when the fellow next to me remarked, "There's no need for butter!"

Levain Bakery

167 West 74th Street, New York NY 10023 (map)


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