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Kathy YL Chan's Top 10 'Sugar Rush' Sweets in NYC

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 13 comments

After six years of writing about a sweet a day in New York, it's time for me to say farewell to the Sugar Rush beat. Looking back are the journey, here are ten of the sweets I'll never forget. More

10 Great Breakfasts in the East Village

Breakfast Linnea Zielinski 7 comments

The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover. More

Sugar Rush: Almond Cream Babka at Abraço

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Olive oil cake may still be my single favorite baked good at Abraço, but for the moment, my heart belongs to this Almond Cream Babka ($3). More

Sugar Rush: Orange Blossom and Ricotta Babka at Abraço

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

At Abraço, this Ricotta Babka comes pretty darn close to my dream breakfast bread. It hits at just the right balance of sweet and savory (like their olive oil cake!) and the buttery golden top is just the slightest bit crisp and delicate. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Maggie's East Village

Maggie Hoffman 6 comments

We write about restaurants all over the city. But sometimes, you don't want to travel for food; you want the best eats right in your neighborhood. So we're having the Serious Eats staff share where they eat around their own 'hoods. Today? Serious Drinks and Sweets editor Maggie Hoffman! More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf at Abraço

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

This chocolate version has such an intense chocolate flavor that it distracts a bit from the olive oil element. But it's there, slowly chasing in after that dark, cocoa- and chocolate-rich bite. Now if only they'd do a swirled olive oil cake, half chocolate and half original! More

5 Sweet Breakfast Breads We Love

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Why start your day with the ordinary cereal and milk when you can mix it up with sweet breakfast breads? Portable, discreet at the office, and easy to eat on the go, they're a much more delicious way to start the morning. Here are five of our favorites. From a soft chocolate-cherry loaf, to a supremely moist banana bread and sugar bread accompanied with a house-made chocolate-hazelnut spread, it's a sweet start for each day of the work week. More

Top 5 Breakfast Sweets of 2010

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I wholeheartedly agree. A hot cup of tea with a sweet (but not too sweet!) baked good always ensures an excellent start to the day. Here we give you our Top 5 Breakfast Sweets of 2010. More

What's Your Favorite Coffee In New York?

Carey Jones 49 comments

All the polls! In the last few years, New York has slowly but surely developed an impressive coffee scene. So today in the Serious Eats New York People's Choice Awards, we're asking—where's your favorite caffeine fix? Feel free to specify... More

Sugar Rush: Abraço's Pistachio Cookie

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Crunchy cookie meets weightless meringue, with just the slightest bit of chew—it's the pistachio cookie at Abraço, with the nut pureed through and through. Pistachio evolved into a cookie. A little crumbly, a little messy, but... More

The Monday Dessert Files: Abraço

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

One of my favorite spots for baked goods in this city is not a bakery, but a little coffee shop on East 7th Street. I say "little" as if it were some sort of underground, undiscovered secret—but Abraço couldn't... More

Sugar Rush: Raspberry Upside-Down Cake at Abraço

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The olive oil cake and cured olive cookie may be Abraço's claim to fame when it comes to baked goods, but don't forget about the rest of the family. I stopped in this past Sunday morning and was extra... More

Sugar Rush: Olive Oil Cake and Riesling Poached Pears at Terroir

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Cravings for olive oil kissed sweets are often satisfied at one (or both!) of two places. Abraço for a slice of wondrous olive oil loaf or Otto for olive oil gelato. The olive oil desserts at both places are well... More

Abraço in the East Village: Go For The Coffee, Stay For The Food

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There has been no shortage of words spilled on the glory of Abraço Espresso’s coffee. This tiny East Village espresso bar—we’re talking elbow your way in, standing-room-only tiny—excels with any incarnation of the coffee bean. Abraço’s espresso is deep... More

Sugar Rush: Cured Olive Shortbread at Abraco

Tam Ngo 1 comment

Cured olive shortbread This cookie is the underdog of cookies. In terms of looks alone, Abraço's cured olive shortbread doesn't have the chocolate bacon hoo-haa New York confections have taken to tarting themselves up with lately. Like its more... More

Sugar Rush: Olive Oil Loaf at Abraço

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

No stranger to desserts, olive oil is almost a mainstay in sweets throughout New York—be it the famed Olive Oil Gelato of Otto, the Olive Oil Cake with Riesling Poached Peaches from Terrior, or the Chocolate-Ricotta Tortino with Pistachios... More

A Guide to the Best Doughnuts in New York

Kathy YL Chan 35 comments

Your checklist to the best doughnuts the city has to offer. More

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