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All'onda Makes Dining in Union Square Fun Again

Max Falkowitz 2 comments

All'onda in Union Square feels more grown up than most of its surroundings and more lively and spry than its established fine dining neighbors. The Italy-with-dabs-of-Asia menu has some next-level moments of radiance here—but what they add up to is still up in the air. More

Don't Skip All'onda's Crudo

Max Falkowitz 4 comments

We'll have more about All'Onda, the upscale self-described "modern Venetian" restaurant soon, but first the essentials: get the magical smoked uni bucatini, but don't skip the crudo either. More

Heart-Shaped Marzipan Cookies From Breads Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

If you're looking for another small Valentine's Day gift, these heart-shaped cookies may be just the thing. More

Coppelia's Blue Corn Pancakes, a Worthy Breakfast Available All Day

Breakfast Max Falkowitz 1 comment

At Coppelia, pancakes come in two spins. There are buttermilk pancakes—light, fluffy, and painfully common elsewhere—and a blue corn version, the narwhal of pancakes in New York. With a denser, weightier texture and cornbread-like crumb, they're the pancakes for people who like their pancakes with a little more substance. More

Breads Bakery Makes One Hell of a Cinnamon Bun

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 9 comments

This cinnamon bun thinks it's a croissant. More

Did Gotham Bar & Grill Make the Perfect Fancy Fall Dessert?

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 4 comments

If ever there was a fancy plated dessert that captures the essence of fall, Gotham Bar and Grill's Pumpkin Soufflé ($16) is it. But this dessert is about more than just pumpkin. Executive Pastry Chef Ron Paprocki cleverly incorporates a host of other ingredients that will make any diner nostalgic for the holidays. More

Breezy Hill Orchard's Cider Doughnuts Really Taste Like Apple Cider

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 4 comments

The real treasure of this cider doughnut is inside: a most crumb (that stays that way for a couple days) with a hint of spice, a blast of apple flavor, and intriguing notes of caramel and tartness. It's a doughnut with all the complexities of great apple cider, more fruit than cinnamon sugar. Longtime cider doughnut fans who've dealt with doughy disappointment: these may be your ticket. More

What's a Kugelhopf? Find out at Breads Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

The Kuglelhopf is a unique, sweet, bread-based pastry with an interesting history. And now you can get one from Breads Bakery near Union Square. More

Find Maple Cotton Candy at the Union Square Greenmarket

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

This cotton candy has a mild but distinct maple flavor and is fun to eat. Absent from this treat are the fluorescent colors one usually associates with cotton candy. Instead, the candy puffs had a slight natural beige tint—the signature color of real maple candy products. More

Breadstick Snacks at Breads Bakery

Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Somewhere between a bite-size sandwich and salad, this cheese straw loaded with cream cheese, avocado, and cherry tomatoes pays great attention to its ingredients. More

Sugar Rush: Chewy Chocolate Sunflower Cookie from Body and Soul Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

The Vegan Chewy Chocolate Sunflower Cookie ($2.75) from Body and Soul Bakery lives up to its name—it is both very chewy and highly chocolatey. More

Sugar Rush: Fennel Scone from Las Delicias Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

In the last few summers, New York's greenmarkets have exploded in popularity. And in addition to the farms selling fresh produce, a number of excellent bakeries have become regular attendees. One fast-growing spot to check out is Las Delicias. More

Sugar Rush: Cardamom Cake at Taboonette

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Is there anything you can't do, Taboonette? Dessert now, too? You're too kind. More

First Look: The Fourth, New American in Union Square

First Look Nick Solares Post a comment

The Fourth recently opened in Union Square from the team behind neighborhood favorites Tocqueville and 15 East. More

Ramps, Green Garlic, Fiddleheads and More Spring Treats at the Union Square Greenmarket

Market Scene: NY Ben Fishner 2 comments

Spring is in full swing at the Union Square Greenmarket and at Greenmarkets around the city. It started a few weeks back with the first green garlic and, yes, ramps, and as of this week we've been seeing asparagus, fiddleheads, and other springtime goodies. More

Sugar Rush: Pear Tart at Breads Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 1 comment

In addition to their great breads and sweet loaf cakes, Breads Bakery in Union Square is doing some serious pastry. More

Fast Food International: Yooglers and Vivoli

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 6 comments

Two foreign purveyors of chilled treats—each with a very different M.O.—have recently opened in Manhattan. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Babka, Loaf Cakes, and Canelés at Bread's Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Chocolate babka and caramelized canelés are both strong items at Breads Bakery. More

Sugar Rush: Tarte Tatin at Gotham Bar and Grill

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Here is a Tarte Tatin that puts all others to shame. More

Good Bread: Breads Bakery, Serious Rye Bread and More by Way of Israel and Denmark

Good Bread Andrew Coe 3 comments

Uri Scheft, the head man at Breads Bakery, arrives in New York with a distinguished baking pedigree that spans from Israel to Denmark. His Union Square bakery is already drawing regulars, and his northern European-style breads definitely warrant the attention. More

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