One of my daughter’s first words was Num Num. This was used for anything scrumptious she happened upon, which was definitely the case when we bought a slice of caramelized French Toast at City Bakery. After a stroll through the High Line on a windy Sunday, we stopped in for this and a cup of hot chocolate. Sourdough bread, crunchy sugar on the outside…Num Num indeed.
I have a love/hate relationship with City Bakery. It’s mobbed, overpriced and not a very comfortable spot to sit and relax, especially with a stroller. But for their chocolate chip cookies, pretzel croissants, macaroni and cheese, hot chocolate and the amazing French Toast, I return again and again–and I suggest you make a pit stop for, at the very least, their hot chocolate. There are more comfortable places to park yourself, but at City Bakery it’s the food that reigns, and when you’re a Busy Hedonist, that’s all that matters.
City Bakery/3 West 18th St b/w 5th & 6th/212-366-1414