Category Archives: bakeries

( Chocolate ) Babka Yoga

The summer solstice breathed energy into the heart of Times Square at sunrise this morning with thousands of disciples inhaling the light and expelling the darkness. The instructor managed to focus the crowd and be almost oblivious to the surrounding … Continue reading

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Zeppieri and Zeppoles

A hot tip from a well connected Italian friend sent me almost to the end of the line yesterday. The word was that her family bakery was making hot cross buns in the Bronx, and while the Buhre Avenue location … Continue reading

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Merveilleux

If there is a Belgium word for pavlova then this should be it. Merveilleux names the new bakery on the upper east side, as well as their signature sweet, a tower of whipped cream wrapped around the delicate crunch of … Continue reading

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BB or Bust. Or both.

Breads Bakery is still the best in the city. When the Danish Israeli partnership opened their doors on 16th Street 12 months ago, flat whites arrived in NYC with a bang, coffee and croissants had a new currency, and american … Continue reading

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Cronuts and queues

I seem to have spent the last week on journeys rather than destinations. First there was the epic ride to Harlem where we were diverted by film crews on Park Avenue, the bomb squad on Madison and injured wildlife in … Continue reading

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really cross buns

I was tempted to hold back on the awarding of the best Easter buns in NYC for 2013 when I saw the potential of pecan and green peppercorn hot cross buns at Bien Cuit on Christopher Street. The buns were … Continue reading

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Back to school

There is something very delightful about a classroom that you enter voluntarily and find a menu on the board instead of lessons. R G Martin would be proud – although I’m a long way from the Ungarra Primary School, and … Continue reading

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Breads Bakery

After today I can relax. The quest to find great coffee in NYC has been met. Australians can come to Manhattan without fear – you will not only not be flat-white deprived, but you will have the culinary advantage that … Continue reading

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Downunder delights

I have to seriously rethink the whole definition of good coffee after being completely spoilt by the perfection of rich creamy flat whites in my recent (too) fast and fabulous trip DownUnder. Maybe it’s the water, maybe it’s the milk, … Continue reading

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God Jul

I heard about the Swedish Church in New York because of it’s reputation for having the best cinnamon buns in the city. This seemed an unusual claim to fame for a church, but for the Scandis the church is as … Continue reading

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