Category Archives: bakeries

Bunnies and babka

A rabbit proof fence would not stand a chance against the art – or the Australian artists, that are bringing new perspectives to Manhattan. At Brookfield Place on the lower West Side, Amanda Parer’s installation of giant bunnies presents the … Continue reading

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Grand Central Appetite

Grand Central is fast becoming a delicious destination. Apart from the grandeur of the building, the terminal has generally been about transiting to and from other places. But now there are a lot more reasons to linger. Vanderbilt Hall on … Continue reading

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Hot cross hoola

The hunt for hot cross buns in NYC is always a challenge. There are the usual suspects at Amy’s, Silver Moon and the market at Grand Central, and last year I discovered the classic century oldĀ Glaser’sĀ Bake Shop on the upper … Continue reading

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Over the Rainbow

The flat tyre I discovered on my bike this morning when I arrived in Williamsburg was perhaps easier to fix than the spare tyre I was courting through my intended destination. The Bagel Store is recently in the news for … Continue reading

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Fat Tuesday

Not all Tuesdays are equal, but whether you celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, pancake day or simply Fat Tuesday, the effect is the same – you need six weeks of abstinence to redress the balance. Strangely, fat Tuesday is a … Continue reading

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Donuts and dough

‘Peter Pan’ is a fitting name for a sweet destination that never seems to change or get any older. But then as far as donut shops in NYC go, it is already old! Located in Green Point in Brooklyn, this … Continue reading

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Choux Box

Give me choux over shoes any day. A new French spot on Lexington Ave has the best of both worlds, choux pastry savory and choux pastry sweet. What an excellent light but decadent treat. At a time when blue white … Continue reading

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French Toast….bagels!

The big bagels stacked by Swedish artist Hanna Liden in Greenwich Village this week may not have the enormous real estate of the big banana or the big pineapple, but they do promote the big apple’s much contested local specialty … Continue reading

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Germanic Hot Cross Buns

Just as well I ordered my hot cross buns in advance, because by 7.30am on Good Friday morning at Glaser’s Bake Shop on 87th and 1st, there were only 3 left. These buns are as delicious as they are scarce, … Continue reading

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Designated Survivor

What a job description! The State of the Union address by the President requires the entire big brass of government to be in attendance in a joint session of the United States Congress. The Vice President, the Speaker, the Secretary … Continue reading

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