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

 

I have already sang the praises of Two Little Red Hens’ excellent New York-style cheesecake on this blog. But the bakery is most known (and racks up huge lines) for their cupcakes. Many people claim that these are the best in the city. Magnolia who?

I mentioned the cupcakes in my cheesecake review, but never gave them the credit they deserve. Well, I was on the Upper East Side recently and noticed that they had a special holiday flavor. I’m always a sucker for those and it was actually the best cupcake I’ve ever tasted from the shop. And it’s only available during the most wonderful time of the year. (more…)


Checking Out the Cheesecake

It’s strange writing a conclusion for cheesecake because I feel like I already did that. A few months back, I was asked to write an article for Gothamist about the best cheesecakes in the city. It sped up my journey and I kind of feel like I can now send people to that article when asking where the best is in the city.

But I still should have some sort of conclusion on this site. And so here it is.

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Category: Cheesecake

My search for the best pickles in New York begins….

PICKLES OLIVES ETC, 1240 Lexington Avenue (between East 83rd and East 84th Street), Upper East Side

I was about to begin putting together my list of places to get pickles here in New York when I walked by a sign on the Upper East Side. It was like a beacon. The sign read: pickles, olives, etc.

Pickles Olives and Barrels

If I hadn’t looked close enough, I might have thought this was a generic deli or bodega. But just through the door, an army of pickle barrels lay waiting for all to try. I actually thought I would have to search harder for pickle stops, but in this case, the pickles found me. (more…)


Category: Pickles

My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

FAIRWAY MARKET, 2127 Broadway (at West 74th Street), Upper West Side

I never thought it would come to this, but I’m about to review a supermarket on this blog. Albeit the supermarket in question is a New York born company that is dedicated to the community and still a family-run business. In a way Fairway is truly iconic to New York. And it’s still only in the metro area with no more than 15 locations (at the moment).

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Category: Cheesecake

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

MOTI MAHAL DELUX, 1149 First Avenue (at East 63rd Street), Upper East Side

Indian food is generally thought of as healthy. All those vegetables, herbs, and spices are actually good for you. But how then do you explain a dish called butter chicken?

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My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

LADY M CAKE BOUTIQUE, 36 West 40th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue), Midtown WestThe cakes at Lady M are impeccable. They’re beautifully designed and have an irresistible light, heavenly quality. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of their Mille Crêpes and would rate it as one of the best desserts in the city.

No Cheesecake in Sight

I had heard some buzz about their cheesecake which isn’t as visible as their other options. In fact, it’s rarely out on display and you have to ask if it’s available that day. As I asked for it, it felt like it would be one of those secret, off-menu specials that outshone all the other cakes. Sort of like knowing at Magnolia Bakery you should skip the cupcakes and order the banana pudding.

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