June 7, 2013
Sun., May 12.
Our last morning in the Big Apple.
Whether it’s coffee beans, artisan jam from Brooklyn, or even hot sauce from Marlow & Daughters, we’ve always found something of New York to bring back with us. At our friend’s recommendation, we each got a baker’s dozen of Murray’s Bagels before leaving. (They’re pricier than I would have liked, but hey, when you want the best…am I, right?) They’re bigger, fluffier than Montreal bagels, which means the only way to eat them is to over-stuff them with cream cheese and everything else. No, really. You gotta have the right ratio of bread and filling. (Side note: when at Murray’s, one does not get bagels toasted. You just don’t.)
After Murray’s, we stopped at Doughnut Plant for a pistachio cake doughnut to complete our breakfast trio of coffee, carbs and sugar.
BACK AT HOME…Murray’s Bagels freeze pretty well. I had them for a week afterwards. Ahhhh…New York, New York.
Murray’s Bagels in Chelsea
Website | 242 8th Ave, Manhattan
Doughnut Plant – Chelsea Hotel
Website | 220 West 23rd Street, Manhattan
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May 31, 2013
There’s no shortage of good coffee in Chelsea. In addition to Blue Bottle and Cafe Grumpy, Joe Coffee is right down the street from the High Line. On appearance it’s admittedly not as quaint as Grumpy nor as sleek as Blue Bottle, but their coffees are the real deal. Joe is also one of the few places where you can get the elusive shakerato, a chilled and shaken espresso drink served in a glass. Since I only found out about it after returning from our trip, I didn’t get a chance to try it. Instead, I had a regular cappuccino (+ americano for Leo) and an almond croissant that morning.
A Salt & Battery has been on our list for the past two years! It didn’t disappoint in the least. The fish was flaky and moist with a crisp batter, and you can tell its been fried properly because it was devoid of all that oily, greasy residue that usually happens with fried foods. The more adventurous can go for the chip butties (fries in sandwiches!) and the deep-fried mars bars.
Up next: snacking at the flea market, artisan ice-cream, and Thai food in Brooklyn.
Website | 405 west 23rd street, Manhattan
A Salt & Battery
Website | 112 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan
March 31, 2013
1. Martha Stewart’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes.
2. Sweet & Spicy Bacon from Epicurious.
3. Tried Banjara’s Eglinton East location. I prefer the original location by Christie Station.
4. Second meal at Momofuku Noodle Bar Toronto. Had fun watching them make this squid dish.
5. Had some patio time with friends at Futures Bakery & Cafe.
6. Shopping at Galleria Supermarket and came back with some taiyaki!
March 13, 2013
The guys at Union know what they’re doing. Coffee from Sense Appeal, croissants from Clafouti, housemade strawberry jam, and a relaxing morning soundtrack heavy on Grizzly Bear.
72 Ossington Ave | Website | Yelp
January 18, 2013
It finally looks like winter over here! And nothing feels quite as good as salvaging enough rolled oats, cereal, and instant oatmeal to make a porridge to go with the morning. Topped with dried cranberries, raisins, and walnuts, a drizzle of orange blossom honey. Sweet, yet, seemingly healthy and high in fibre, right?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.