Dire need of great muffins
Hey fellow 'hounders,
I would like to know where can I find some fabulously great muffins in NYC? Basically, I'm looking for a muffin with a crisp exterior with a soft, moist crumb. Any flavor would do (if there's any specific flavor that you'd recommend from that establishment, please do tell) and any location I would go for. Thanks in advance!
Surprisingly, Whole Foods has great muffins - not humongous (a plus), with a nice rounded top.
If you're up near Columbia Universtiy, stop by Samad Gourmet at Broadway and 111th St. On the decadent side, the chocolate-cheese muffins are tops. For a (slightly) more healthy muffin, try the pumpkin or the low-fat cranberry.
I really dig the Healthy Delites muffins you can buy at Garden of Eden (among other places). But it's happened a couple of times that I've bought some that had gone bad - even though I was told they were brought in that day. So be careful, but definitely try them.
Pain Quotidian has the best blueberry muffin I've ever had, ever.
Can't say about their other muffins because I've not yet had enough blueberry.
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good raisin bran muffins with the characteristics you specify: the donut hole, 14th st near 7th ave on the north side of the street
The finest corn muffin I have ever had anywhere is a Blue Dog Cafe, 25th St. near 6th Ave. Unbelievable. Crunchy top, moist inside, full of flavor. They seem to use a different kind of corn meal. There's a cinnamon muffin there that's great as well, but I haven't tried the rest.