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Sugar Rush: Kouign Amann at Macaron Parlour

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 3 comments

Some day, perhaps, we'll have a standout kouign amann in every New York neighborhood. But for now I'm grateful for what we have: Dominique Ansel's, of course, and Bouchon Bakery's uptown, and also Macaron Parlour's, which sports a sweet glaze-like crust with notes of honey and caramel. More

Sugar Rush: Pear Tart at Cannelle Patisserie

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz Post a comment

The cream-stuffed desserts are my personal favorites at Cannelle Patisserie, but this Pear Tart ($2.50) gives them a run for their money. Because the pastry base isn't really a tart crust—it's shortbread. More

Sugar Rush: Kouign Amann at Bouchon Bakery

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 10 comments

Bouchon Bakery's kouign amann gives midtown its own taste of the French pastry wonder. More

Sugar Rush: Apple-Cardamom Danishes at Bien Cuit

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

The seasonal danishes at Bien Cuit are always worth ordering. More

First Look: Bien Cuit Bakery's New West Village Store

First Look Erin Zimmer 8 comments

"We wanted it to have the same vibe as the Bien Cuit in Brooklyn, even if it's in Manhattan," said head baker Zachary Golper of his second location, which just opened on Christopher Street. More

Sugar Rush: Pistachio-Almond Croissant at Mille-Feuille Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 8 comments

You can count on Mille-Feuille Bakery for traditional croissants and this nuttier version. More

10 Can't-Miss Autumn Sweets in NYC

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

If I had it my way, pumpkin, apple, pecan, and all those warming, autumn-inspired treats would appear on the menu of bakeries and sweet shops all year long. But since that isn't happening anytime soon, I'll take what I can get for the next few months. That means caramel-laced pumpkin scones, pecan tarts with a spicy gingerbread crust, cranberry and apple cobblers topped with chantilly cream, and pumpkin custards. And that's just the beginning. More

A Taste of Maison Kayser, Eric Kayser's New Bakery on the Upper East Side

The Serious Eats Team 16 comments

With over 80 locations of Maison Kayser around the world, it was only a matter of time before Parisian master baker Eric Kayser arrived on American shores. His first New York boulangerie/patisserie/cafe opened last week on the Upper East Side, and on day two was already packed with crowds, black-and-white-striped waiters shuttling sandwiches and pastries to tables, and of course many, many baguettes. We got a peek of the menu and kitchen, and learned about Kayser's plans for NYC expansion. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Miam at Petrossian

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Meet Petrossian's Chocolate Miam ($3.50). Miam as in "miam-miam," the French saying for yummy. You'll hear it most commonly from children, but we'll have to make an exception here. More

Sugar Rush: Apple Turnovers at Petrossian Boutique

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

At Petrossian, the best part of this Apple Turnover ($3.75) is the crust. Neat little crimps, crisp to the bite, line the edges; it's a perfect triangle fold dusted in sugar and puffiest at the center. More

Epicerie Boulud: Extraordinary Sandwiches and Desserts from Daniel Boulud And His Crew

Ed Levine 11 comments

With Epicerie Boulud, Daniel Boulud and his crew have raised the bar for sandwich-pastry shops in New York. It's a genre that was already improved by Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, a mere long baguette's length away in the Time-Warner Building—but the sheer breadth, depth and astoundingly consistent quality of the offerings at Epicerie Boulud will make it the envy of Keller and every other world-class chef who attempts to scale the sandwich shop-bakery mountain. More

Pastries and More at Epicerie Boulud

Ed Levine 2 comments

Boulud Sud, the newest restaurant from esteemed French chef Daniel Boulud, may be getting a great deal of critical attention these days, but I've been finding the attached cafe-boulangerie-patisserie—Epicerie Boulud—just as fascinating. Daniel and crew are doing so much and on so many fronts that I can't fit all my thoughts in one post. So stay tuned for a full review later tonight. Right now? Let's talk about their pastries. More

Bien Cuit Bakery Opens on Smith Street: Fantastic Tarts, Pastries, and Sandwiches

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Walking into Bien Cuit Bakery, which just opened a couple weeks ago on Smith Street in Boerum Hill, you get that overstimulated-in-a-bakery feeling. Rustic bread loaves the size of Jeep tires in baskets next to long baguettes. Dainty tarts piled with plump cherries and wet, juicy peaches behind the glass case. You're also a little intoxicated by the warm, yeasty baking aroma from the ovens (and want to bottle it up for later). More

In The Midnight Hour: Cafe Lalo

In the Midnight Hour Zachary Feldman Post a comment

Luckily, its brushes with stardom haven't deterred it from being one of the best uptown spots for late-night treats. Lalo could easily find itself in the pages of fellow SE:NY columns Date Night and Sugar Rush—it guns hard for European quaintness with its Christmas-lit trees and numerous Leonetto Cappiello posters and over 100 different cakes, 29 cheesecakes, and numerous fresh fruit tarts. More

Muffins We Love in NYC

The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

Maybe this endless winter is kicking our morning carb cravings into overdrive; or maybe we've just had so many early meetings, we've grabbed breakfast treats from all over. Either way, life at Serious Eats of late has been one great muffin after another. Here are some of the best muffins in NYC we've had recently; what are your favorites in the city? More

Greek Pastries at Poseidon Bakery

Jenny Lee-Adrian 5 comments

There is no graceful way to eat pastries from Poseidon Bakery. Honey gets all over one's fingers and flakes of dough fall on the table and the floor. More

Halloween Treats at Bouchon Bakery

Carey Jones 1 comment

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman] While plenty of bakeries have orange-and-black cupcakes or ghost-shaped cookies this time of year, no one does deliciously whimsical holiday goodies quite like Bouchon Bakery. But no matter how cute they are, these treats are pretty... More

Wanted: Sticky Buns

Carey Jones 10 comments

[Photo: Carey Jones] I enjoyed a superior pastry at Joyce Bakeshop this weekend—a sticky bun, made with a flaky croissant dough and a dark, just-shy-of-scorched sugary swirl so caramelized it'd essentially become a candy shell. But though I loved... More

Lunch for One: François Payard Bakery

Lunch for One Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] For lunch at the new François Payard Bakery on Houston Street, I'd recommend you eat light on the savory side and save plenty of room for François Payard's sweets. Pre-packaged salads and sandwiches are ordinary... More

Sugar Rush: Pistachio Danish at Grandaisy Bakery

Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Whipped in the sweet cheese batter of the Danish ($4.50) at Grandaisy Bakery are raisins and little bits of pistachio, with scant shavings of candied orange to finish. The whole concoction is nestled tight in... More

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