At Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side, a positively massive hunk of gingerbread runs you a very small $2.75. Each dark square boasts a sticky moist exterior, and tender, aggressively spiced crumbs—not a dry spot to be found. The scent alone is nothing short of intoxicating.
Little tables in this cozy nook of a bakery make it easy to whittle away the hours, book in one hand and gingerbread in the other. I make trips all the way up from my East Village apartment just for the Brooklyn Blackout Cake (also at Ladybird Bakery in Park Slope, formerly under the same ownership) and the cheesecake, but add this to my list: a gingerbread worth traveling for.
Two Little Red Hens
1652 2nd Avenue # 1, New York NY 10028 (b/n 85th and 86th Street; map) 212-452-0476
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