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Sugar Rush: The Best New York Sweets of 2012

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

From marshmallow apples oozing liquid caramel to decadent red velvet cakes and whisper light coconut cakes to gigantic, golden honey toast, desserts in this city seem to only get better and even more delicious with each passing year. Click through for my picks of the top ten Sugar Rush sweets of the year. More

Sugar Rush: Apricot Tarts at Petrossian

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The fruit tarts at Petrossian are among the best in town. They're currently doing apricot versions with exceptionally flaky crusts. 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: Pistachio-Chocolate Mousse at Petrossian

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It's a teardrop-shaped creation, equal parts milk chocolate mousse and pistachio mousse. More

Sugar Rush: Canelés at Petrossian

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For all you canelé fans out there—put Petrossian on your list of go-to places. In addition to Balthazar, and Les Canelés de Céline, this upscale French caviar house bakes fresh canelés on a daily basis. More

Sugar Rush: Apple Turnovers at Petrossian Boutique

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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

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: French-Style

The Serious Eats Team 9 comments

Yesterday, we checked out our the best bakeries in New York City for cakes, cookies, and more; this morning, it's all about the pastries. While you'll find croissants in just about any bakery, good croissants, tender and flaky and buttery, are much harder to find, as are almond croissants and pain au chocolat. But you'll find some excellent ones in these New York bakeries, along with tarts and caneles and palmiers and much more. More

Top 10 Desserts of 2010

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

We've got a tartufo with silky hot fudge, my favorite blueberry tart in the city, a tiramisu to die for, and an equally divine chocolate eclair—as well as a soft-serve stuffed eclair in the East Village. There's hot breakfast ensaimadas and a classic on Aquavit's dessert menu. And don't forget the Whoopie Pie! Today, our Top 10 Desserts of 2010. More

The Best Croissant in New York

Carey Jones 50 comments

A good croissant is hard to find. To turn a butter-based dough into a pastry that's simultaneously soft and flaky, shatter-crisp and mouth-meltingly tender, is a difficult thing indeed. Where is the best in New York City? We found out. More

Sugar Rush: Blueberry Tarts at Petrossian

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] The sweets at Petrossian—cakes, pastries, cookies—blow me away time after time. There are only few New York bakeries that never fail to impress, and this is one them. But it's rarely the first place that... More

The Best Oatmeal in New York

Carey Jones 18 comments

Oatmeal from Prime Meats. Not quite the best in New York, but tasty just the same. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] There are two kinds of people: Those who understand why one would order oatmeal from a restaurant, and those who... More

Blackberry-Almond Danish at Petrossian

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[Photo: Kathy Chan] The danishes at Petrossian are so perfect and petite, I could have easily mistaken their origin as a Japanese bakery. Buttery though light, the pastry is filled deep with house blackberry preserves (chunky with whole berries)... More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: The Midtown(ish) Edition

Carey Jones 38 comments

In the latest installment of our Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship, we taste around the middle of Manhattan. And our winner may shock you. More

Sugar Rush: Pistachio Croissants from Petrossian

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan] Petrossian's croissants are quickly moving up my list of favorite croissants in New York City. The plain croissants are wonderful, but later in the morning I often crave something a notch sweeter and a bit... More

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