I was walking down 18th Street in the city after the my morning workout. Usually at this point I’m so hungry I want to chew on my own elbow. I was thinking I would get some breakfast on my way into work. Some oatmeal, something healthy that would fit in with the training diet.
That was when I saw this sign: NYC’s BEST cookies. Did you notice the rays of sunlight illuminating the chalkboard from the top, like some kind of holy manifesto? I even thought I heard angels singing…(possibly a hunger-induced auditory hallucination, but nevertheless…) These details were not lost on me, and I decided it was not only a sign, but a SIGN. And I should get breakfast here. A breakfast of cookies.
I descended the small flight of stairs to the basement bakery of City Cakes. If it weren’t for the glorious sign, it would be an easy spot to miss. I checked out the various cookie offerings, and since it was breakfast time, I chose a giant (seriously, big as my head) oatmeal raisin cookie. I figured that since I had been planning on eating oatmeal anyway, this could still qualify…
I noticed that City Cakes also has a selection of perfectly-iced and sprinkled cupcakes, and they create artful wedding and event cakes as well.
I walked out of the store with my giant cookie, and immediately dove right in. It’s perfectly chewy (just how I like my cookies). Your teeth just squeeze right into it, like into a perfectly fitting dress. The brown sugar and butter blend together in complementary proportions. And if you happen upon a raisin, they are plump, juicy and the size of olives. It’s almost as if little bunches of grapes were grouped together, dried in the sunshine and thrown into a cookie.
Since there are more flavors for me to sample, I will need to return for more “breakfasts”.