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Hot Bread Kitchen is finally opening a store in Harlem

Hot Bread Kitchen is finally opening a store in Harlem

Hot Bread Kitchen has announced that with the help of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone(UMEZ), they will be opening a bakery storefront in a 120 square foot space inside the historic La Marqueta.  They are seeking a creative designer to help develop a design concept for the storefront and oversee the build-out of the space. … Continue reading

What’s New in Harlem

What’s New in Harlem

If we look at the businesses along the lower end of Frederick Douglass Blvd. we might get the impression that Harlem’s economy is booming! This year has ushered in a few new businesses to fill the empty storefronts along Harlem’s main condo thoroughfare. Lido is a new Italian eatery that replaces the short lived Frizzante. Lido … Continue reading

Lee Lee’s Baked Goods Closing

Long time readers know that was the first blog/media outlet to introduce readers to Lee Lee’s Baked Goods. At that time it was a rundown hole in the wall that was staffed by a single gentleman who did everything from baking to serving customers. We later reported about the fresh face lift this Harlem … Continue reading

What’s happening on the Harlem food scene?

First the good news, Tea and Things of that Kind has opened!  I’m not sure how long they have been open and they are a bit inconspicuous, but they are indeed open for business.  You can visit them at 137th and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Heading west one avenue over, Charles’ Country Pan Fried has scaled … Continue reading

T&J Bakery and Cafe Friday Nights Live

One of our favorite family owned businesses in Harlem is T&J Cafe on Seventh Avenue. Known more for their black and white cookies and tortes than their night life, T&J’s art lined walls and faux-leather sofas located in the back of the cafe/bakery always seemed destined for more.  The owners seem to agree. Every Friday … Continue reading

Now Open: Tonnie’s Minis

We have been wondering what was going into a  tiny storefront on Lenox since early this summer. Since life (and work) don’t take me into that part of neighborhood much anymore, we were surprised to learn that a new cupcake shop had opened on the wide uptown boulevard now lined with couture, cafes, and cupcakes.  … Continue reading

Shuttered: Samba Bakery

All of last week while I was in East Harlem I noticed that Samba was gated. Today word came our way that Samba is closed for good. Their website is also down. We are always sad to hear about Harlem businesses closing, especially when they were one of the good guys. Support your Harlem businesses … Continue reading

The best darn carrot cake in Harlem

Moist and fresh are just two words to describe the large slice of delicious carrot cake found at Lloyd’s Carrot Cake in East Harlem. In 1985  Harlem native, Lloyd Adams started developing his secret carrot cake recipe into a plan for a flourishing business. Initially working out of the kitchen of his home, Lloyd began … Continue reading

New Cafe Comes to Harlem

A reader sent in the follow information about a new Parisian bakery that has set up shop on East 116th Street..  You can learn more about this new addition to the neighborhood on Yelp! Hey there- Just a heads up that a bit of Paris has landed on 116th and Lex.  It’s a place called SpaHa … Continue reading

Smooth as Butter: Mr. Lee of Lee Lee’s Bakery

A couple of years ago, my friend Tonya did a short piece about Lee Lee’s Bakery for UPTOWNflavor. Back then Mr. Lee was operating out of a tiny storefront that was easily overlooked if it wasn’t for the delicious sweet smells wafting out of the door. Admittedly the little bakery didn’t have a lot of … Continue reading

Lee Lee’s Baked Goods

Lee Lee’s Baked Goods by Eating In Translation. Look at the beautiful red and white awning that Mr. Lee has added to his quaint little bakery. The planters add an extra touch of class to the joint as well. Lee Lee’s Baked Goods 283 W 118th St New York, NY 10026 (917) 493-6633 Read the … Continue reading

The Coffeehouse Mentality

The other day I walked into a new café/bakery that opened on Broadway called Tanto Dulce. Although the store’s name is grammatically incorrect, my intolerance for anything short of impeccable Spanish syntax was subdued by the most sublime pistachio cannoli I have ever tasted in my life. The experience was further heightened by the perfect … Continue reading

Lounging in Dunkin’ Ds

Photo credit: forota/flickr Remember a few weeks back we discovered that the old run down lounge on the corner of 145th and St. Nicholas was going to be changed into a Dunkin Donuts? Well, here they are jolting this tired corner back to life with a shots caffine and sugar.

La Tropezienne Bakery

The ‘hounds are at it again. They’ve recommended La Tropezienne located between 109th and 110th Streets on the east side: I just came across this little gem today – a great neighborhood find on 1st ave between 109th & 110th streets. The shop is bright and clean. A sign on the wall says everything is … Continue reading

Morningside gets a taste of green

Off the Menu via the NYT Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, owners of the popular Clinton Street Baking Company and Restaurant on the Lower East Side, have taken over the lease in the space that was once held by Nacho Mama’s near Columbia University in Morningside Heights. In what seems to be a growing trend … Continue reading

A Fly Weekend [edit]

Our favorite Fly Girl takes us along on her Saturday in Harlem…check it out,  [added] then she let us tag along with her on Sunday as well! [flygirl]

Yes to Wimps, No to the Sky Cafe

29 West 125th St. New York, NY 10027 212-410-2296 Ok, let me say this first – Wimp’s has some of the best pastries around. My family is a big fan of the bread pudding and the sweet potato pie. I go around once a week to pick up my fix … and it’s so worth … Continue reading

Rugelach by A Brother

Comfortably nestled on the upper west side in Harlem is a sweet tooth treasure known as…Lee Lee’s Baked Goods To the locals it’s the only place in the community for the best bread pudding, carrot and red velvet cakes and rugelach. Yes, ladies and gentlemen you heard right. Lee Lee’s is known for having the … Continue reading

Sweet Tooth: T&J Revisted

I recently revisted T&J Bakery located near the historic Dunbar Apartments. The first time I visited T&J I tried the Red Velvet Cake. It was a bit dry and the frosting was too sugary. It was not nearly as good as the offerings at Make My Cake, who in my opinion have the best Red … Continue reading