Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

BOISE TEA PARLOR, 10 Morton Street (between Bleecker Street and Seventh Avenue South), West Village

I certainly do not need an excuse to sing the praises of French pastries. And the truth is it’s a complete coincidence that Bastille Day was this week.

Bosie Tea Parlor has been on my list for a while and I found myself wandering around the West Village early one Saturday morning before a tour. I realized this was the perfect opportunity to pick up a small little sweet for breakfast. And what a sweet little breakfast it was!

First off, I am amazed I had never walked by Bosie Tea Parlor in the past. It’s tucked away just a block off the main business artery of Bleecker Street on the sleepy and barely traversed Morton Street. It doesn’t get as much foot traffic as the nearby café that still has crazy lines for the overhyped cronut. But it would if the tourists only knew the truth.

Canelé at BOISE TEA PARLOR

This quaint little café offers an area to sit and enjoy a full-on tea service, lunch, coffee, wine, or a selection of pastries which you can also take to-go. However you choose your pastry, I can’t stress enough how important it is to order the canelé. It will change your life.

Canelé at BOISE TEA PARLOR

Maybe that’s overstating it just a tad, but this is one incredible pastry. One of the best in the entire city. The dark caramelized crust breaks open to reveal a soft, eggy vanilla-scented cake. The flavor is sweet, but restrained. The texture is light and fluffy with that amazing crisp exterior.

I’m sure many pastry shops were pulling out their best versions of canelé for the recent French National Day. But Bosie Tea Parlor does them all year long and no excuse is ever needed to indulge.

BOSIE TEA PARLOR
10 Morton Street (between Bleecker Street and Seventh Avenue South),
West Village
(212) 352-9900
bosienyc.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

2 Responses to DISH OF THE WEEK: Canelé at BOSIE TEA PARLOR

  1. George says:

    Really enjoy reading your blog week in and week out.

    And though the capital of Idaho is also derived from French, think the name of the shop is Bosie.

    Looking forward to trying the canele. Thanks again for the work on the blog.

  2. Brian Hoffman says:

    Oops! Thanks so much for the correction, George. I made the change. I guess I must have potatoes on the brain. Or potatoes for brains!!

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