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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

The orange color in Boubouki's Carrot Bread comes from both grated carrots and fresh oranges. A citrus spin on your ordinary carrot bread, it's abundant with cinnamon and black walnuts. Each thick-cut slice is $3. The crumb is loose, so tender that if you attempt to pick up the whole slice at once, it will simply crumble apart.

Boubouki is a tiny stand inside the Essex Street Market offering savory and sweet Greek dishes. I've yet to try the savory, but the sweets have been excellent all around. If you spot Boubouki's Pear Cake ($3) or Butter Almond Cookies ($2), don't miss out on those either. The pear cake, served by the generous wedge, is made with olive oil and comes studded with fresh pears, a note of cinnamon lingering in each bite. As for the Butter Almond Cookies? Powdered sugar-dusted crescents, melt in your mouth wonders reminiscent of Russian Tea Cookies.

Boubouki

Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street, New York NY 10002 (map)
718-344-4202
bouboukinyc.com

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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