November: Treats & Eats in NYC
The holiday season is upon us, which, on top of seasonal markets and visitors, means pie, mulled wine, and meals that take up an entire table. NYC isn't short on any holiday treats or eats so it can often be difficult to choose. Here are our top picks to help:
Holiday Desserts: If you love pie, you know that NYC isn't short on pie shops. Our favorites are Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Pies n Thighs, and Bubby's. Or, if you're looking for a mixture of goodies for all of your guests, check out our new neighborhood favorite Martha's Country Bakery which carries pies, cakes, and pastries galore! Need something gluten-free? Try Ovenly (you may know them for their delicious cookies) or By the Way Bakery for their GF and dairy-free options. And of course, we can't forget the newly expanded by Chloe which is completely vegan-free.
Mulled Wine & Holiday Cocktails: I had my first mug of mulled wine at The Spotted Pig, which is great for people watching, post-holiday party. Harper's Bazaar recommends the cozy and quaint Black Mountain Wine House which "serves a simple but delicious concoction with house made clove syrup. The exterior of the restaurant looks like a chic and toasty cabin." Not that into mulled wine but enjoy people watching? Check out Bryant Park's Winter Village where Danny Meyer has opened the seasonal Public Fare. Sip on a Cafe Noce and watch the ice skaters or get some work done with the free wifi! For those who look forward to eggnog arriving on the supermarket shelves, you must try Piora's Sakegg-Nog, which Thrillist describes as a "sake-kissed sipper--full of nog flavor, but lighter in texture--[which] can be ordered hot or cold."
Thanksgiving Spread: If you're hosting, don't feel overwhelmed. deVivre is here to help -- check out our Thanksgiving offering! Don't want to cook at all? Check out GrubStreet's amazing list of take-out options.