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The Best Carrot Cake in New York City

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

Lunch for One: Murray's Cheese

[Photo: Kathy Chan] I'm a big fan of the lunchtime sandwiches at Murray's Cheese in the West Village, both the pre-made and panini-to-order sandwiches, but it wasn't until a friend deemed their quesadilla as his favorite lunch item did... More

Great Sandwiches and More at Murray's Cheese Shop

In theory, Murray's Cheese Shop should be seriously delicious sandwich central. Think about it: Great sandwiches depend on great ingredients assembled in balanced fashion, and nobody has a better selection of cheeses and fresh, cured, and smoked meat than Murray's. Further, serious investigation was needed. More

The week's best bites

It was a week of memorable bites: The prosciutto balls at Joe's Superette on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. There's still very little else on the shelves in the store, but those creamy, tangy, peppery, crunchy prosciutto balls rock. And... More

A Healthy Snack that Doesn't Suck

Returning from a series of business meetings, I found myself wandering through the food market in New York's Grand Central Station. At the Murray's Cheese shop kiosk I came across a container of Largueta Almonds. Murray's proprietor Rob Kaufelt is... More

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