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The Best Cupcakes in New York City

We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best. More

Best Bakeries in New York City

Here's a baker's dozen plus two of my favorite bakeries in New York. Are they the best fifteen in Gotham? You tell me. As the northeast weather turns colder and Thanksgiving approaches this man's attention turns to baked goods. Of... More

Sweet Melissa's Still a Sweet Spot

I hadn't gone to Sweet Melissa's in a long time when i wandered into Melissa Murphy's newest location in Park Slope. I had to have the butterscotch pudding, which still sets the standard for butterscotch pudding in this city. It's... More

The Ice Wars: Grom vs. Beard Papa

I live a block away from the delicious intersection of Grom Street and Beard Papa Avenue on the Upper West Side. Ever since Grom opened its doors, dispensing costly but delicious gelati and sorbetti, I have felt sorry for the... More

NY's Five Best Pies

With local berries and stone fruit appearing at farmer's markets all over the tri-state area, a man's attention turns to pie. Real pie, doublecrusted pie, the crust made with some combination of shortening, lard, and butter. The mark of a... More

Why do most birthday cakes suck?

Why do most birthcake cakes suck? I'd really like to know. While everybody else is singing "Happy Birthday," I'm thinking about how that first forkful of cake is going to be dry, virtually tasteless, and inedibly sweet, with grainy icing.... More

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