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13 Great Breakfasts in the West Village

The West Village is one of New York's more receptive neighborhoods to lingering breakfasts, from busy coffee shops to lazy cafes, no shortage of all-day bistros and a wealth of bakeries. So where do we go to start the day while we're there? That depends on the mood: doughnut or croissant, French scrambled eggs or Cuban heuvos rancheros? More

7 Must-Try Sweets at Chelsea Market, NYC

Since its opening, Chelsea Market has proved to be a food and retail mecca in Lower Manhattan. Fresh lobster? Locally sourced duck? Imported Italian Chestnuts? A loaf of bread that was baked before your very eyes? It's all there. The only problem? Its wealth of shops (almost 40 at last count) can be overwhelming. So where should you stop for a sweet bite? Here are our top 7 picks. More

The Best Baguette in New York

In honor of Serious Eats Bakery Week, we set out to answer a question that's been on our mind for ages: what's the best baguette in New York? Because for every good baguette, there are dozens of disappointments. Tough, mouth-hurting crusts or doughy, spongy insides. A dried-out crumb or a flavor that's too sweet or too sour or just plain bland. We're tired of suffering bad bread—and wanted to find you the best in the city. More

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

The Best Carrot Cake in New York City

We at Serious Eats have a soft spot in our hearts for carrot cake. And there's no better season for it—it's got those winter spices kicking around, sure, but it's also bright with the promise of carrots and fruits and spring freshness to come. While we all could agree to love carrot cake, none of us felt we had a definitive favorite. So we fanned out over the boroughs, picked up carrot cakes from every corner of New York—over a 29.6 mile geographic spread, to be exact. More

Cook the Book: Almond Brioche Toast

Instead of throwing away day-old brioche, penny-wise French bakers often make crunchy, creamy, custard-soaked and almond-encrusted toast. But at Amy's Bread in New York City, the Almond Brioche Toast is so popular that bakers must use fresh loaves in order... More

Butterscotch Cashew Bars

The following recipe is from the October 29th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Butterscotch cashew bars were one of Amy Scherber's favorite after-school snacks when she was a child.... More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 27: One Man's Honest Attempt at Portion Control

Upon my return from the nonstop eating extravaganza that was our West Coast excursion to Portland and San Francisco, I immediately got back on the horse (not the scale), dieting and living-wise. Last Friday and Saturday I truly, truly ate lightly, so when I did summon up courage to get on the scale Sunday, imagine my surprise when Mr. Scale said I had actually lost a pound since my last weigh-in. In a way, getting that favorable digital read on Sunday was counterproductive, as it probably gave me a false sense of accomplishment. Even more problematic was that I still had five days before the next weigh-in, which, as you all know, is about to happen. I had a few... More

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