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Epicerie Boulud

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Our Tip Killer sandwiches including the tuna, the Cubano, the plebian-sounding club and ham&cheese sandwich. Great for classic French baked goods, bread, and beautifully made, full-flavored ice cream.
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Epicerie Boulud: Extraordinary Sandwiches and Desserts from Daniel Boulud And His Crew

Epicerie Boulud: Extraordinary Sandwiches and Desserts from Daniel Boulud And His Crew

With Epicerie Boulud, Daniel Boulud and his crew have raised the bar for sandwich-pastry shops in New York. It's a genre that was already improved by Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, a mere long baguette's length away in the Time-Warner Building—but the sheer breadth, depth and astoundingly consistent quality of the offerings at Epicerie Boulud will make it the envy of Keller and every other world-class chef who attempts to scale the sandwich shop-bakery mountain.

Pastries and More at Epicerie Boulud

Pastries and More at Epicerie Boulud

Boulud Sud, the newest restaurant from esteemed French chef Daniel Boulud, may be getting a great deal of critical attention these days, but I've been finding the attached cafe-boulangerie-patisserie—Epicerie Boulud—just as fascinating. Daniel and crew are doing so much and on so many fronts that I can't fit all my thoughts in one post. So stay tuned for a full review later tonight. Right now? Let's talk about their pastries.

Good Bread: Epicerie Boulud

Good Bread: Epicerie Boulud

The yeasty heart of the Daniel Boulud empire is hidden at the end of an East Village alley, through an unmarked door, and down a long, brightly-lit corridor. There, amid a phalanx of stainless steel ovens, mixers, and other machines, genial master baker Mark Fiorentino and his team of assistants turn out a dizzying array of breads for Boulud's half dozen restaurants.

10 New Sweets in New York We Loved in 2011

10 New Sweets in New York We Loved in 2011

From two new bakeries opened by Daniel Boulud alums to ice cream shops and Cuban diners with killer dessert menus, 2011 saw all sorts of sweets destinations opening up in New York. Here are 10 of our favorite sugary bites from new shops in the city.

10 Peppermint Sweets We Love in NYC

10 Peppermint Sweets We Love in NYC

The holiday season brings with it all sorts of rich tastes and smells: eggnog and warm apple cider; the scent of baking cookies and gingerbread; cozy spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. But then there's peppermint, and the million different ways restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in this city incorporate it into desserts. From housemade peppermint patties to candy cane ice cream, deciding where to start is the hardest part. Check our ten of our favorites.

Ed Levine's Must-Eat New York Dishes of 2013

Ed Levine's Must-Eat New York Dishes of 2013

When you eat out as much as I do, summing up a year of eating is excruciatingly difficult. It's one of those "tough jobs, but someone has to do it." So here goes: a baker's dozen of things that made my 2013.

Where to Get the Best Canelé in NYC

Where to Get the Best Canelé in NYC

Up until recently, a good canelé was hard to find in New York City. And although there are more bakeries selling them than ever before, some guidance is in order. Here you'll find our recommendations for the best in the city.

The Best French Bakeries in NYC

The Best French Bakeries in NYC

In the last few years New York has experienced an explosion in the number of French-style bakeries--here's our list of the very best of them along with some suggestion on their best offerings.