December 31 2019
October 23rd, 2019 | The Flavors of New York
With fall foliage reaching its peak soon, there’s no better time to make the most of the harvest season. In the first part of our journey to discover New York’s fall flavors we focused on beverages: cider, pumpkin spice latte drinks, fall beers and cocktails. Today, we’re talking about baked goods and desserts.
These two autumn staples are easy to find but hard to get right. According to New York Magazine, the “absolute best pie in New York” is made by Petee's Pie Company. Order an apple pie made with locally sourced apples and add a maple whipped cream topping. Other choices include custard pies made with farm fresh pumpkin or sweet potato.
The iconic fall flavor can be mixed into almost anything. Schmackary’s is New York’s paradise for the cookie monster within us. This fall, stop by for a batch of their Pumpkin Spice cookie with maple cream cheese frosting or the Pick of the Patch cookie made with pumpkin, toffee bits, butterscotch and caramel.
Two Little Red Hens is a popular bakery famous for its delicious homemade taste. Their seasonal Pumpkin Harvest cake is made with apricot, pumpkin, cream cheese frosting and buttercream fall leaf decoration. Everything that makes fall great in one simple cake.
Magnolia Bakery is the quintessential New York cupcakery. Nestled in the streets of Greenwich Village, this quaint bakery serves the world-famous cupcakes featured in Sex and the City. Magnolia Bakery keeps its menu fresh by featuring different seasonal flavors every week, in addition to their classic cupcakes. This month, try a Pumpkin Spice cupcake with cranberries or a Halloween Confetti cupcake made with rich and colorful buttercream.
If you miss any of these cupcakes, go to Sprinkles in the Upper East Side for a taste of their own Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting or a Double Stuffed with Orange Oreos, featuring a Halloween Oreo cookie crust.