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?
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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.
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.
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...
[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!...
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.
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.
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...