A slice of Banana Bread ($3) from El Beit, a coffee shop in Williamsburg, is the stuff of dreams—dense, superbly moist, and gently spiced. Mashed bananas and big chunks of ripe bananas make their way into this tender loaf, one with a well-browned exterior and crust that's just the slightest bit crunchy. It's no fancy affair, just a walnut-studded classic done extremely well.
Look for the housemade banana bread underneath a glass dome, stored alongside a heavenly collection of Chocolate Cloud Cookies (from Blue Sky Bakery) and fresh slices of Cardamom-Orange Pound Cake.
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