Feeling in an Empire state of mind...there was plenty from the hosting state that caught or eyes-and tastebuds...
|SWEET SAM'S hails from the Soundview section of the BRONX...a hometown success story...making sweet indulgent treats using fresh eggs and real butter-for fresh bakery freshness-that are so much better than those mass brands-practically no comparison. Pictured- gone in a New York minute cupcakes...large size Chocolate Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter.|
|Crumbling piled high buttery topped coffee crumb cake and streusel with walnut filling are both classics - grandmothers would approve of.|
|OPRAH anointed-sweet, creamy crisp perfection- and sinfully indulgent Aunt Butchies crisp almond cone with slurge worthy cheesecake filling-are the most textured heavenly divine sample we tried AND the only one we went back for seconds the next day. YES THAT GOOD. As soon as we saw these-we thought gotta be from Staten Island or Brooklyn...only in NY would a kind of signature desserts like cannoli and iconic cheesecake get a refresh this good. FYI-acclaimed Italian restaurant worth of destination status.|
|The BROOKLYN FOODWORKS-is a Brooklyn foodie incubator start-up heaven for entrepreneurs-right in the middle- on Flushing Avenue's old Pfizer building...we found a lot of craft offerings from this entity (including spicy granola-another post). Pictured the crispy light-and FUN Mushroom Meringues by Brooklyn Cookie Company-unique shape-and delivered in a tin small size with 30---and large with 50! GREAT GIFT ITEM! Naturally gluten free too. Pop in your mouth treats-kinda melt away.|
|what's the fuss on COLD BREW? (other selections will be another post)-a richness-full body sip less acute bitterness that is addicting coffee addicts deja vue all over again! Founder Steve Gorman's labor of love-great sip and fab glass keg bottle= chug worthy! The signature Brooklyn blend uses single Origin FTP green coffee sourced from Central/South America=smooth and full bodied brew with bakers chocolate and peanut butter flavors as it is steeped for a full 24 hours in a temperature controlled environment. AWESOME. Available on tap for now-and at POP-Ups.And they can also deliver a KEGERATOR INSTALLATION!!! That is so NY too.|
|116th Street on the east side-has a storied food history of it's own...and now one more- premium hand crafted chocolates---tells a story with each bite by Harlem Chocolate Factory .|
FYI: A non-profit runs several programs...