Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

I’m not a huge pie fan but Four and Twenty Blackbirds definitely converted me. It’s a pie shop located in Gowanus, Brooklyn and they’re famous for their custard pies. I usually don’t eat pies because of the fruit texture – apples get too grainy and berries get too syrupy and sweet. But once I learned they sold custard pies and I tried one, I was completely hooked! Continue reading “Four and Twenty Blackbirds”

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Of course one of the NYC staples is the cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery. When cronuts first came out, queues were so long that people would put ads on Craigslist to get paid to stand in queue. Some people paid up to $40 for two cronuts! This croissant-doughnut hybrid definitely started the hybrid craze – now there are dough-ssants, cruffins, and whatever else you can imagine! Continue reading “Dominique Ansel Bakery”

Supermoon Bakehouse

Supermoon Bakehouse

I used to go to the counterpart of Supermoon Bakehouse when I visited my friends in San Francisco so imagine my delight when they opened up a bakehouse here in New York City! Located in the Lower East Side, it’s a nice, somewhat spacious bakery with a minimalist design. They do have a wall lit up with the words “Bite Me, NYC”, though, which is pretty apt! Continue reading “Supermoon Bakehouse”

Taiyaki NYC

Taiyaki NYC

Lauded as one of the most Instagrammable ice cream joints in New York City, Taiyaki NYC made its mark in the city by serving soft serve ice cream inside a “taiyaki” (a Japanese fish-shaped bread normally filled with red bean or custard).

Since they’ve opened, they have expanded their menu to include the “croyaki”, a hybrid of a croissant and a taiyaki, as well as their vegan taro slushie. Once in a while, they will also have special decorations for their soft serves, like a Christmas tree or an Easter bunny! Over the summer, the unicorn taiyaki was extremely popular. Continue reading “Taiyaki NYC”