Uptown Crullers at Daily Provisions
By Taylor Smith
Stepping into Daily Provisions at 103 East 19th Street in Manhattan brings to mind gourmet trick-or-treating.
Part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, the bakery and cafe is debuting a host of new flavors from its pastry kitchen for the autumn season. Chief among its offerings are the crullers — a doughnut with a glazed, crunchy shell, spiralized ridges, and buttery center. The maple glaze crullers are a standout, as well as the classic, dusted in cinnamon sugar. Caramel apple is a glazed, cider-spiked cruller topped with crushed peanuts.
Surprisingly satisfying, the homemade toasted English muffin with butter feels somehow “special” with a cortado, or cold brew. The everything croissant is smeared with cream cheese, and you can add smoked salmon. Schnecken is a traditional Saturday morning treat in Germany. A sweet bun, Daily Provision’s version features cinnamon, pecans, and raisins. Referred to as “the fattiest pastry” in all of butter-loving France, the Kouign-amman comes from the Breton language meaning cake and butter. The Kouign-amman at Daily Provisions possess a faint scent of vanilla and orange.
The toast options at Daily Provisions range from seeded sourdough and avocado to ricotta on rye and sprezzatura with jam. The sausage egg sandwich is breakfast sausage, smoked gouda, and the “wake-up sauce.” Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. daily. The menu (available from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.) features sandwiches, soups, salads, rotisserie chicken, and familiar sides like potato salad and potato chips (with French onion dip).
Daily Provisions is planning a September opening for its new Upper West Side location at 375 Amsterdam Avenue (at the corner of 78th Street).
For more information, visit https://www.dailyprovisionsnyc.com.