I learned about Amy's when a grateful client sent me a tin of Amy's chocolate dipped cookies. Wow, were they good. Not only did they taste good (they didn't last very long), they were also beautifully presented. I've since used Amy's when I need an unusual gift that I want to make a statement with. They aren't inexpensive at all, but worth the money for the right person/occasion.
The Cookie Express Deli has all the earmarks of a great place to eat - - fresh ingrediants, crusty bread, quality meats, friendly and speedy service and reasonable prices. I've fed my crews from Cookie's and everyone has been more than happy.
The only thing I care about in my bakeries are quality pastries, cookies and cakes. That's exactly what Lafayette's promises and brings to the table. Period. Quality baked goods that are very tasty.
I was dying for some cannollis and stopped by the Elegant Pastry shop to fulfill my craving. It was a heavenly experience to watch them fill my box to the brim with the delicious, chocolate dipped wonders. I told them not to close the box up, because I was going to start eating them right away. I'm sure I looked like a pig eating them, but I don't care. They were that good.
The roti I had here at A&P just wasn't as good as the roti I've had other places. It just didn't taste like it was seasoned enough. I don't want to say it was bland, but the flavor was definitely off a bit.
The Mezzo Pastry Shop is where I stopped in for a quick snack. I was having a sugar fit and needed a little something, so when I entered the shop, I knew I wanted something, just didn't know what. After taking my time, I chose the rugalach. It was everything I needed it to be; sweet, buttery and oh so delicious.
Circo's has some great pastries. Whenever I go in, I just can't decide so I have them do an assortment for me. If I don't pick out what I (usually the lobster tails) first, my guys will eat everything as soon as I put the box down. Good old fashioned pastries made with a lot of skill.
I went into the Damascus Bread shop for some of their homemade pita bread. I was not disappointed by it. How can you accurately describe such deliciousness? You can't with words; you need to go and experience it yourself. I also had some of their homemade hummus, which was the absolute perfect accompaniment to their pitas. I could eat them all day long.
I've enjoyed everything I've ever gotten from the Royal Crown. Their bread is crusty when it should be crusty, flaky when it should be flaky and soft when it should be soft. Their pastries aren't overly sweet but have enough sugar to suffice any sweet tooth. I don't know how they do it, I just know that they do.
If you like Caribbean food, Angel's is another really good place to get your fix of beek and jerk chicken. They can tone down the spice if you need it (like me) or they can super spice it for you. Either way, the food is very good and worth the trip.