The 10 Best Biscuits in NYC
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.
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.
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.
8. Balls, Biscuits and Gravy, The Meatball Shop, 1462 2nd Avenue
Meatball Shop via Instagram
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.