Category Archives: Bakery

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
 
Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything!

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The Cronut at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

The Cronut at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, Soho, NYC

 

I agree I’ve arrived a little late to the Cronut mania party but I just couldn’t envision standing on line for hours, in the wee hours of the morning, waiting for something I may or may not get.

 

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Bröd Kitchen, Upper East Side, NYC

Bröd Kitchen, Upper East Side, NYC

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I was recently invited to sample a spectacular new bread kitchen/ bakery that has replaced the “Hot n Crusty” (eeeks!) that was housed on 63rd and 2nd Ave in Manhattan.

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: All!!

 

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Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

 

I was invited to a media preview breakfast for the opening of the newest Maison Kayser on the Upper West Side, hosted by Eric Kayser himself!

 

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Root & Bone, East Village, NYC

Root & Bone, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Fried Chicken Biscuit Appetizer, Root Chips

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The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

The Maison Kayser’s Marathon Menu, NYC

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Photo courtsey Maison Kayser

Famed baker Eric Kayser is coming to town from Paris to run the NYC Marathon on Nov 2 and has worked with New York Times best selling author and professional sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass to create a healthy “Marathon Menu”.

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Spot Dessert Bar, East Village, NYC

Spot Dessert Bar, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake, The Harvest 

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Buttercup Bake Shop, Midtown East, NYC

Buttercup Bake Shop, Midtown East, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Carrot Cake 

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Little Fox Café, NoLita, NYC

Little Fox Café, NoLita, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $

(This meal was complimentary which did not affect my review.)

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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice-Cream, NYC

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice-Cream, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Any Flavor

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Georgetown Cupcakes, Soho, NYC

Georgetown Cupcakes, Soho, NYC

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Food: ☆☆ ¾

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Sunshine Vanilla

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The Brooklyn Blackout at Two Little Red Hens, Yorkville, NYC

The Brooklyn Blackout at Two Little Red Hens, Yorkville, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆☆ ( for the Brooklyn Blackout)

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: The Brooklyn Blackout ONLY!

 

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Lady M’s Cake Boutique, Upper East Side, NYC

Lady M’s Cake Boutique, Upper East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Lady M Mille Crêpes, Gateau au Chocolat, Strawberry Mille Feuille, Gateau aux Marrons

 

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Molly’s Cupcakes, West Village, NYC

Molly’s Cupcakes, West Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Peach Cobbler, Salted Caramel Butterscotch, Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Eclair

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Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo, NYC

Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Almond Croissant , Dka “dominique’s kouign amann”

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Almondine Bakery, Park Slope, NYC

Almondine Bakery, Park Slope, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

 

The Almondine Bakery now has a second location in Park Slope!

The former pastry chef from Le Bernardin and Windows on the World Hervé Poussot has been serving up delectable treats at this French patisserie in Brooklyn for quite some time now.

Using ultra fresh ingredients, Almondine offers a host of fresh-baked French goods such as croissants, fruit tarts, muffins, macarons, baguettes, pastries and more. They serve delicious coffee using La Colombe beans from Philadelphia and a decadent hot chocolate made with Valrhona chocolate.

The Park Slope Almondine is housed in a small cozy space with a working fireplace, which seats about 25. Located right by the train station, it is really hard not to make a small detour to start your day just right!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

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* Restaurant Name
Almondine Bakery
* Overall
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
DUMBO / American Traditional
* Street Address
85 Water St ((between Main St & Washington St) ), Brooklyn, NY 11201
* Phone
(718) 797-5026
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Miss Lily’s Restaurant, Greenwich Village/ West Village, NYC

Miss Lily’s Restaurant, Greenwich Village/ West Village, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Ackee Dip And Plantain Chips , Jerk Chicken

 

Jerk chicken does not get better this!

 

 

Miss Lily’s is my new Mecca for Caribbean food in New York City.

The menu offers modern Jamaican food, which maintains its authentic roots. Chef Bradford Thompson is French trained and has racked up accolades from Food and Wine and James Beard for best chef. All his skills are evident in just one dish – the Jerk chicken! I have never had a bird more tender yet spiced and grilled to perfect crispness.

I really enjoyed everything I tried there. The plantain chips with Akki dip was fabulous and the curried goat with roti was yummy too, albeit a bit watery for my taste. The hot sauces were really spicy and added all the more to the fun and flavor of this wonderful Caribbean oasis!

Multifaceted in its structure – Miss Lily’s weaves in and out of avatars in its Houston Street location. There are three facets to this spot that you can enjoy.

 

 

One is the Miss Lily’s bar/ restaurant part. Then there Miss Lily’s Variety & Bake Shop and Melvin’s Juice Box. This is a West Indian Boutique, record store, casual café, bakery and juice bar all rolled into one. The variety store is home to Radio Lily which is Miss Lily’s Internet radio station where a DJ is live streaming Reggae beats. This creates what they refer to as a “cultural social club”.

Basically what is – is a really cool space to hang out at with great eats at arms reach!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

  

Ginger Beer

 

 

Jaquitos

 

 

Ackee Dip And Plantain Chips

 

 

Jerk Chicken

 

Curried Goat

 

 

Roti and Rice and Beans

 

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* Restaurant Name
Miss Lily’s
* Overall
★★★☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
West Village / Jamaican
* Street Address
132 West Houston St., New York, NY 10012
* Phone
(646) 588-5375
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Cannelle Patisserie, Jackson Heights, NYC

Cannelle Patisserie, Jackson Heights, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Croissants,

 

Cannelle Patisserie is perhaps one of the most unusual finds in its location at a strip mall in East Elmhurst.

This venture was brought to fruition by Jean Claude Perennou and Gnanasampanthan Sabaratratnam – both Ex- Waldorf Astoria pastry chefs.

Cannelle Patisserie offers Manhattan quality baked goods at super affordable prices. The display cases are a riot of colors, textures and artful creations such as, napoleons, éclairs, profiteroles, all kinds of baked pastries and cookies. They also offer a range of fresh baked breads, quiches, tarts and so on. Their crowning glory is their super flaky croissants, gâteau Breton, Saint Honoré and Paris-Brest

The most wonderful thing about this Cannelle – other than its ethereal offerings is how it reflects the diversity of its surrounding in both its clientele and its staff. At Cannelle, people from all ethnicities, across all ages have found a great homey neighborhood spot to stop by and linger at over fabulous eats.

 

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* Restaurant Name
Cannelle Patisserie
* Overall
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Jackson Heights / American New
* Street Address
75-59 31st Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11370
* Phone
(718) 565-6200
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Tartine Bakery, San Francisco, CA

Tartine Bakery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Everything!

The first problem one faces in trying to get to Tartine Bakery is finding it. Located in the Mission District, the only way to identify this spot is by the huge line of people waiting outside to get their share of the outstanding goodies that are being concocted inside.

 Stepping indoors one encounters a totally different kind of problem – how not to eat the house?

The display cases flaunt a parade of stunning French inflected baked goods. There are breads, croissants, tarts, puddings, sandwiches, cakes and all kinds of bakes.

 The husband-wife team of Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt are several time winners of James Beard awards as well as many other accolades. Using only the freshest of local ingredients and organic as much as possible, the goodies served here are pretty much ‘off the charts!’

 Mark Bittman declares that Tartine Bakery is his favorite bakery in the United States – I might just have to agree!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Restaurant Name
Tartine Bakery
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
American Traditional / French
* Street Address
600 Guerrero St , San Francisco, CA 94110
* Phone
(415) 487-2600
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Sweet Themez, Washington D.C.

Sweet Themez, Washington D.C.

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Macaron Café, Midtown East, NYC

Macaron Café, Midtown East, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try:  White Chocolate Ganache,  Strawberry Rhubarb, Dark Chocolate 

 

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The Bumbleberry Bakery, Springdale, Utah

The Bumbleberry Bakery, Springdale, Utah

 

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Billy’s Bakery, Tribeca, NYC

Billy’s Bakery, Tribeca, NYC

 


 
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Food: ☆☆          

 Service: ☆☆☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ ☆          

Cost: $$

Dishes not to miss: Carrot Cake Cupcake
 
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La Provence Artisanal French Bakery & Cafe, South Beach, FL

La Provence Artisanal French Bakery & Cafe, South Beach, FL

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Dishes not to miss: Breakfast sandwiches, pastries

 

La Provence  is a great breakfast spot right in the midst of South Beach, FL. You will always find a long line at their counter for it’s readymade bakery items such as pastries and cakes. It also serves a decent breakfast featuring sandwiches, quiches, and eggs in many styles.
 
La Provence boasts as being an authentic French bakery – I don’t know how fine the food is but the attitude is certainly French! Customer service and politeness is not on their to-do list for sure!

However, for the offerings it has, that hardly makes a difference. La Provence offers an awesome break from the beach, for a quick bite and a good cup of coffee at an affordable price point.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Breakfast Sandwich

 

Eggs Benedict

 

Croque-Madame

 

Fresh Fruit Tart

 

Royal Chocolate Cake

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* Restaurant Name
La Provence
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
French
* Street Address
1629 Collins Avenue , Miami Beach, FL 33139
* Phone
(305) 538-2406
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