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A Taste of Maison Kayser, Eric Kayser's New Bakery on the Upper East Side

A Taste of Maison Kayser, Eric Kayser's New Bakery on the Upper East Side

With over 80 locations of Maison Kayser around the world, it was only a matter of time before Parisian master baker Eric Kayser arrived on American shores. His first New York boulangerie/patisserie/cafe opened last week on the Upper East Side, and on day two was already packed with crowds, black-and-white-striped waiters shuttling sandwiches and pastries to tables, and of course many, many baguettes. We got a peek of the menu and kitchen, and learned about Kayser's plans for NYC expansion.

Where to Eat Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Our Updated Guide)

Where to Eat Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Our Updated Guide)

The Met is one of New York's must-visit destinations, as good a reason as any for a tourist to put the Upper East side on their visiting list. Two years ago we released our first guide to food nearby for breakfast, quick bites, or full sit-down meals. Here's our updated version that adds all the great new things we've eaten since then.

NYC Holiday Bread Basket: 10 Loaves for Your Table

NYC Holiday Bread Basket: 10 Loaves for Your Table

The end of the year is a time of excess in the bread world. Bakers who spent 11 months tending their levains and sourcing locally-grown, organic rye flour suddenly pull out the white flour, sugar, booze, butter, and more sugar. But the city's bakers are an inventive bunch, so this year's crop of holiday breads offers incredible variety, both sweet and savory.

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.

The Serious Eats Glossary of New York Bread

The Serious Eats Glossary of New York Bread

Good bread lies at the heart of New York City's culinary life. Sure, other cities also have their loaves (San Francisco sourdough and Dutch crunch, Boston and its brown bread) but New York's bread culture runs as deep and diverse as the history of our town.

Contra's Jeremiah Stone's Favorite French Food in New York

Contra's Jeremiah Stone's Favorite French Food in New York

Jeremiah Stone of New York's Contra came to love French food late in life, but when he moved to the country to cook there in 2010, he fell hard. Now in New York he has to look harder for good baguettes and croissants, but he still has some go-to spots for his French fix.

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.