The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover.
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To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Turkey is delicious, and we say, why stop now that Thanksgiving is over? Here are 11 turkey sandwiches we love in NYC.
We've been pretty obsessed with avocado toasts and sandwiches, the perfect summer lunch, of late. Here are 11 we can't stop craving.
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] S'more meets chocolate cupcake ($3) in this creation at the bakery counter of Peels. It starts with a classic chocolate cupcake base, so moist and dense it's practically devil's food. It comes topped with a...
This Apple Pie ($5) isn't available at Peels every day. You just have to get lucky, step up to the bakery counter, and cross your fingers.
Chances are high that if you're in any semblance of a relationship (real or imaginary), the days ahead are going to be filled with some combination of hand-holding, adoring stares, and breathless whispers. A guy or gal is bound to get hungry after so much endless romance, and one of the sexiest ways to refuel is fondue—or the Swiss art of shared cheese-dipping—and its many cultural counterparts. With a reputation for late nights and a number of different cuisines represented in the 'hood, the East Village offers a convincing argument for getting cheesy with the apple of your eye.
Both pimento fans and cheesesteak purists might object to the naming of this sandwich (you might as well call it a po' boy, and get that camp riled up too!), but the Pimiento Cheesesteak ($10) at Peels is a pretty tasty thing.
I've eaten a fair few turkey-avocado sandwiches in my time (hey, it's my duty as a Californian), but never one as well-named as the Gobblecado ($10). Perfect, right? It's a sandwich of smoked turkey with creamy avocado and a chili mayo that does a great job of perking up those mild flavors.
Sweet potato pies never really get the attention they deserve, often sitting in the shadows of pumpkin. So you'll have to thank Peels for bringing sweet potato pie front and center this fall.
Fall weather may already be here, but my ice cream cravings have not subsided. We've covered all sorts of spots throughout the city in recent months, but don't forget to add Peels to your list.
Nestled in the shelf at Peels, right above baked goods and that killer 3-in-1 Pie, is the housemade Horchata ($4). This is what I want to drink every day as the weather gets warm.
I've never been a milk-and-cereal type of person. But müesli? Oh yes! I usually make it at home, or order it at restaurants on occasions. Peels, however, is one of the few places I know that makes a version you can just pick up to-go. It's pre-packed and stocked next to all those glorious pastries and cakes, $7 for a filling serving.
Maybe this endless winter is kicking our morning carb cravings into overdrive; or maybe we've just had so many early meetings, we've grabbed breakfast treats from all over. Either way, life at Serious Eats of late has been one great muffin after another. Here are some of the best muffins in NYC we've had recently; what are your favorites in the city?
A good biscuit sandwich demands a good biscuit, and luckily, that's what you'll find at Peels.
At Peels, a bounty of chocolate chips is folded into the batter of Shuna Fish Lydon's sweet Banana Bread ($2.75), with a tender, tiny crumb and crunchy browned tops.
Taavo Somer's and William Tigertt's newest restaurant, Peels, has a breakfast menu with something to please everyone.
There will never be one best hot chocolate, because there are simply too many types—but there's no reason not to love them all. Here we've amassed our favorites, ranging from over-the-top decadent to light and easily drinkable cups; the latter, more commonly found in popular coffee shops around the city. Take a look at the 10 Hot Chocolates We Love.
Bakeries and sweet spots open and close (sometimes both in a matter of months!), and in 2010 we've seen more than our fair share. A few were bad, some were delicious—and others were downright amazing. Today, we present you our top five new dessert spots of 2010.
The Hot Chocolate ($4) at Peels has a pudding-like consistency, almost rich enough to rival City Bakery.