>> Wednesday, June 08, 2011
We end our New York series with a place I always visit every time I come.
Yes, I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, especially considering that I've already written posts about its sister bakeries, both in Napa Valley and Las Vegas. But I really really like this bakery!
And, for the sake of completeness, I really should have all three on my blog, right?
Besides, who doesn't want to look at pictures of more lovely and delicious baked goods? ;)
This Bouchon Bakery is located up on the third floor of the Time Warner Building one floor down from its famous cousin. Sound familiar? The original Bouchon Bakery is also located just down the street from its super famous cousin.
The lines are long, but manageable and move quickly!
It's hard to decide what to get, but I like their TKOs (Thomas Keller Oreos), macarons (I'm boring but vanilla is actually my favorite!), and their bouchons (mini-chocolate cork shaped brownies).
Bryan likes the nutter butter (two peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cream in the center!) , chocolate croissant (excellent chocolate inside!), and the maple bacon scone (sweet and salty - soooo good!). Though I've hardly come close to trying all that they sell, everything I've had so far has been excellent. You wouldn't expect anything less from Thomas Keller.
On the other side, you can order sandwiches and sit down for a casual lunch.
If you've already eaten (which I usually have),you can grab a baked good, a coffee, and wander the rest of the Time Warner Building. There always seems to be some sort of art exhibit going on, which is fun to explore. The last time we were there, they had a bunch of cool Dali art on display (and for sale!!! Does anyone want to spend $50k on a tree?).
I think this tree costs several hundreds of thousands of dollars . . . .
If you can't finish everything while at the bakery, you can always take some to go.
Update: A NEWEST Bouchon Bakery just opened up at One Rockefeller Plaza! Looks like my trio of Bouchon posts is not complete! I must visit the fourth one the next time I'm in New York!
Other posts in this series
Eleven Madison Park
Eating in New York (again)
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019