The City Bakery is currently in its 18th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival, today being Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate. But two Saturdays ago, it was Caramel Hot Chocolate, and I was there, sipping to my heart's content. The virtues of their hot chocolate are all over the interwebs-like a liquid semisweet chocolate bar is my personal favorite. I always get mine with marshmallow. The caramel flavoring did bring it to cloying, I could only finish about half before being worn out.
Brownie knows that if I ever run away, she can find me there, munching on jambon, baguette and macarons. My perfect hometown, and I know I'm not alone on this, would be a hybrid of NYC and Paris. In that hybrid dream town, The City Bakery's pretzel croissant would be the breakfast of choice. Sesame-y, buttery, flaky, crunchy, crisp, joy, and beauty. I'm in love with it too.
The City Bakery
3 West 18th Street