The 10 Best Biscuits in NYC

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Step aside cupcakes, hand pies, and -- yes, you too -- cronuts/doughsants, right now, NYC has all eyes on the biscuit. These soft and flaky staples of Southern cuisine have been working their way up north, and the recent entrance of 24-hour Empire Biscuit -- and the crowds that stormed the venue -- proves these rolls have officially arrived. While the classic rendition is still supremely appreciated, chefs are getting creative and particular about their leavened breads. Here, we present 10 hot biscuits to check out now in NYC -- at (almost) any hour of the day.

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Commerce
10. Angel Biscuits, Commerce, 50 Commerce Street
A light and feathery texture helped to name the angel biscuits at this Greenwich Village hangout, where modern American plates are created and retouched by chef and owner Harold Moore. The biscuits are served alongside the restaurant's fried young chicken and are also available as a side of three.

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Hundred Acres
9. Beer & Cheese Biscuits, Cookshop, 156 Tenth Avenue
According to Cookshop chef and owner Marc Meyer, "the butcher and the baker were the first chefs." It makes sense, then, that he left the biscuits to pastry chef Amanda Cook, who bakes the Southern breads with Bronx Pale Ale and Goot Essa cheddar cheese to create rich and nutty accompaniments to brunch offerings like the Cookshop scramble with applewood bacon -- and, of course, a flavorful IPA.

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8. Balls, Biscuits and Gravy, The Meatball Shop, 1462 2nd Avenue
Lucky for Upper East Siders, their neighborhood is home to the newest outpost of The Meatball Shop -- the only location to serve weekend brunch, where a meatball-focused menu includes a dish called balls, biscuits and gravy. Chef and co-owner Daniel Holzman uses his mother's recipe to create the black pepper-spiced biscuits, which he bakes until golden brown and serves alongside meatballs, two fried eggs, and a thick gravy topping.

Location Info

Hundred Acres

38 MacDougal St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Distilled

211 W. Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Preserve24

177 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Jacob's Pickles

509 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Hill Country Chicken

1123 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Virgil's Real Barbecue

152 W. 44th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Strand Smokehouse

25-27 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

The Meatball Shop

1462 Second Avenue, ,

Category: Restaurant

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6 comments
Sarah Lynch
Sarah Lynch

We ALWAYS have the best bagels and bialys. But sometimes we get a taste for something else :)

nycbbqfeind
nycbbqfeind

the strand is terrible, I'd rather jump ass first on a cactus

Melanie Oringer
Melanie Oringer

What up, NYC??? Is the best city in the Northeast losing its identity and becoming a mid-western town? Where have the best bagels in the world gone? Toasted, buttered bagels or bialys with coffee. Yum! Geez, please bring back the city where I grew up.

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