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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chelsea Market

If you finish the High Line at Gansevoort Street, it is a quick walk to Chelsea Market at 75 9th Avenue. Here you'll find shops, good eats, and restaurants. If you like food, you'll want to visit!

My main reason for visiting was to visit Fat Witch Bakery. They bake their famous brownies from scratch with no preservatives - and none were listed on the labels. Just eggs, milk, chocolate, sugar, butter, flour, vanilla, and salt in their original brownie.

There are more flavours to choose from - walnut, cappuccino, dried cherries, white chocolate, caramel, oatmeal, and coffee. And they're all neatly packaged with a cute witch label.

It's probably the simplicity of it that makes this bakery so charming! If you want to take their secrets home, they have a cookbook with an easy title to remember, Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook.

Witch brew anyone? We ended up getting the original brownie and the Java Witch. They were part of a complete breakfast the next day. Delicious!

Eleni's is a place that I read about from Kevin and Amanda's, who simply raves about their cupcakes. I think if I haven't heard of Eleni's, I would have still been drawn into their shop.

I mean, how could you not walk in and stare?

Chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles!

Oreo madness!


Pails of candy!

And these. These are adorable gift boxes of decorated cookies. I can't even estimate how much time goes into the details of piping and filling these with icing. They have so many themes, too. Looking through their website, Eleni's is actually famous for their custom cookies - more so than the cupcakes!

Sarabeth's Bakery was another that drew us in. Maybe because it looked warm and cozy. Or maybe it was the large windows showing the kitchen and work space.

This has got to be one of my favourite shots. And guess what? There's a book! Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours, which means recipes you can try at home! I'm adding this, along with the Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook to my holiday wish list.

Ruthy's Bakery & Cafe intrigued us enough to take a look. We will admit that we hadn't heard of them before, but it appears that they're rugelach are quite popular.

Their cookies and macarons, too.

But these cupcakes were the main draw for the store. Curious as ever, do you think it's frosting, rice krispies, or fondant under the exterior? They are quite big decorations and they look edible (even as a display only), but I sure hope it's not a giant ball of fondant!

That ladybug is just so content with itself! Ridiculously cute.

Of course, there were many places where we didn't get a chance to have a decent visit, Amy's Bread, Jacques Torres Chocolates, and People's Pop to name a few. That means there is good reason to return!

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