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13 Great Breakfasts in the West Village

Linnea Zielinski 4 comments

The West Village is one of New York's more receptive neighborhoods to lingering breakfasts, from busy coffee shops to lazy cafes, no shortage of all-day bistros and a wealth of bakeries. So where do we go to start the day while we're there? That depends on the mood: doughnut or croissant, French scrambled eggs or Cuban heuvos rancheros? More

Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Lauren McInnes 12 comments

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. More

Where to Eat Lunch in Chelsea Market

Tiffany Tay 6 comments

If you're looking for lunch in Chelsea, Chelsea Market really should be your first stop. This expansive retail space is home to a couple dozen vendors, most of which do food of some kind. Consider this your one-stop guide to eating well in the market. More

Our Favorite Lard Breads in NYC

Good Bread Andrew Coe 16 comments

A peppery porkiness suffused the air at Serious Eats World Headquarters last week. The aroma curled around the nostrils of the worker bees, drawing them from their seats toward a big table covered with plates. "Oh my God, I love that smell!" said one. Ignoring that we'd just had lunch, we prepared to sample ten of the loaves variously called lard or prosciutto bread from around the city. Here are our recommendations for loaves you should seek out. More

Good Bread: Amy's Bread

Andrew Coe 2 comments

For Amy Scherber, it was the loaf that launched her bakery. More

The Best Baguette in New York

The Serious Eats Team 20 comments

In honor of Serious Eats Bakery Week, we set out to answer a question that's been on our mind for ages: what's the best baguette in New York? Because for every good baguette, there are dozens of disappointments. Tough, mouth-hurting crusts or doughy, spongy insides. A dried-out crumb or a flavor that's too sweet or too sour or just plain bland. We're tired of suffering bad bread—and wanted to find you the best in the city. More

The Best Bakeries in New York: American-Style

The Serious Eats Team 17 comments

To kick off Serious Eats New York Bakery Week, here are our Top 10 "American" bakeries in New York—where we return again and again for brownies and peanut butter cookies and chocolate cakes. Check out our favorite treats at each! More

Non-Chocolate Chip Cookies We Love

Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

When most people think of cookies, the first thing that comes to mind is chocolate chip. And while we clearly love our chocolate chip cookies, too, non-chocolate cookies deserve their day in the spotlight. Here are five non-chocolate chip cookies we love. More

Sugar Rush: Semolina Loaf at Amy's Bread

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Fennel is the predominate flavor in the Semolina Loaf ($4.95) at Amy's Bread, a sweet and easy-to-love loaf dotted in plump golden raisins. Whole fennel seeds are employed with abundance, crunchy and imparting strong a... More

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

Leah Douglas 79 comments

We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best. More

Sugar Rush: Lime Cornmeal and Orange Butter Cookies at Amy's Bread

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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] The cookies at Amy's Bread are stacked tall next to the register, $2.50 apiece, on the large side. They are awfully tempting and I give in every time, adding on one or two to my... More

The Best Carrot Cake in New York City

Carey Jones 22 comments

We at Serious Eats have a soft spot in our hearts for carrot cake. And there's no better season for it—it's got those winter spices kicking around, sure, but it's also bright with the promise of carrots and fruits and spring freshness to come. While we all could agree to love carrot cake, none of us felt we had a definitive favorite. So we fanned out over the boroughs, picked up carrot cakes from every corner of New York—over a 29.6 mile geographic spread, to be exact. More

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Three Tasty Soda Breads

Carey Jones Post a comment

From left: Amy's Bread, Bouchon, Tom Cat. [Photos: Robyn Lee] Top o' the morning to you! We'd set out to find you a tasty Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's Day, but all three we tried were excellent, in... More

Sugar Rush: Pumpkin Pecan Knot at Amy's Bread

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[Photo: Kathy Chan] New to the range of goods at Amy's Bread, fitting in right with the season, is the Pumpkin Pecan Knot. A light yeast bread, with delicate spice, a mild pumpkin flavor, and handful of crushed pecans.... More

Sandwich Alley: New York's West Village Block of Sandwich Deliciousness

Carey Jones 11 comments

[Photo: Robyn Lee] As Liz Lemon so sagely observed, "All of humankind has one thing in common—the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich." So lunchers,... More

Female Chefs on Being Females in the Biz

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Last night, many New York chefs and restaurateurs with double-X chromosomes were honored for their work at the annual At the Table event, sponsored by the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs organization. We went around and asked them about girl power... More

Sugar Rush: Carrot Cake at Amy's Bread

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

I arrived post-dinner and spotted a whole uncut carrot cake at the Bleecker Street location of Amy's Bread on Friday night. A strange shiver ran down my spine. It's the same sort of tingle that occurs every time I... More

Amy's Bread Cafe: A Go-To Sandwich Spot. What's Yours?

Ed Levine 7 comments

To the people who live near or work in Chelsea Market, Amy's Bread is a godsend. And to those people Ed Levine says, "do not take Amy's Bread for granted. Proximity should breed support, not contempt." More

Sugar Rush: 4th of July Cookies at Amy's Bread

Sugar Rush Erin Zimmer 1 comment

A debate regarding patriotism has us puzzled here at Serious Eats Headquarters. Is it un-American to eat a flag? Destruction it may be, but we're not dragging the cookie through the dirt or anything. Just nibblin' on the stripes.... More

Why do most birthday cakes suck?

Ed Levine 4 comments

Why do most birthcake cakes suck? I'd really like to know. While everybody else is singing "Happy Birthday," I'm thinking about how that first forkful of cake is going to be dry, virtually tasteless, and inedibly sweet, with grainy icing.... More

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