Some days you need to squeeze in a breakfast meeting…and others you just really need a croissant. Whatever your motive, the city is abuzz with stellar new baked-good joints.
Union Square Family-style evening meals may be the main idea behind the new Feast restaurant. But rather than letting dinner have all the fun, the team also serves up house-made pastries and coffee starting at 7:30 a.m. (102 Third Ave. at 13th St.). Or for a chocolate rugelach on the go, pop into the bustling new Breads Bakery (18 E. 16th St. at Union Square W.) from the master behind the incredibly popular Lehamim Bakery in Tel Aviv.
Nolita If you’re looking for a Wi-Fi-friendly spot to get in some early-morning business, The General (yes, the modern Asian joint) now serves egg and cheese baked inside pretzel rolls, cereal-encrusted doughnuts and Stumptown coffee every day from 6 a.m. (199 Bowery at Spring St.).
West Village Boerum Hill’s bread heaven--otherwise known as Bien Cuit--recently unveiled a Manhattan outpost with more seating for folks to enjoy the glory that is an artichoke-and-goat-cheese croissant (35 Christopher St. at Waverly Pl.). And uptown sweet spot Sugar and Plumm just opened a takeout location downtown, complete with gluten-free options (257 Bleecker St. at Cornelia St.). Macarons can be breakfast, right?