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6 Ice Cream Sandwich Hacks

Erin Zimmer 14 comments

Our lives changed the day we decided to stick some gelato into a kouign amann from two great Soho spots a five minute walk away. It got us thinking: what other great sandwiches could we make around town? And who says an ice cream sandwich must be limited to cookie plus ice cream? 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

Good Bread: Levain Bakery

Good Bread Andrew Coe 1 comment

As far as this column is concerned, Levain's real stars are half-hidden on a shelf behind the counter: moist, dense, and flavorsome breads, made daily so they're always fresh. You sense a trace of fermentation when you bite into them—a welcome reminder that bread is a living thing. More

Sugar Rush: Raspberry Bomboloni at Levain Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

The Bomboloni ($2.25) from Levain Bakery are not fried. I didn't know what to make of that at first—can they even be called a bomboloni if they're baked? That's an issue to debate another day. But for now, this... More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate-Stuffed Sourdough at Levain Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 5 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Now this could be breakfast every day. One tidy sourdough roll ($3), neatly scored with browned surfaces. Crisp crust, gentle tang. But it's not just a sourdough roll. Crack open and you'll find... ...dark chocolate!... More

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie In New York City

Carey Jones 23 comments

After six formal blind taste-tests, hundreds of cookies behind us, and a final half-dozen follow-up taste-offs to ensure consistency—we're ready to declare a winner. The Top 11 Countdown, listed after the jump and in the slideshow above. More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: The Uptown Edition

Carey Jones 37 comments

In our first round of tastings for the Serious Eats Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship, we're headed to the Upper East and Upper West Sides. Who makes the best uptown cookie? Find out. More

I'm Looking for a Few Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ed Levine 7 comments

I'm on the lookout for the best chocolate chip cookie in the tri-state area. Once I've located that I will expand my search nationwide. What do I want my chocolate chip cookies to be? Moist and light, crisp and... More

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