I am constantly on the quest for an excellent brownie, but am always disappointed. Everything I have tried is too cakey and dry. I'm looking for fudgey, moist, with an intense chocolaty flavor. Fat witch in chelsea market was better than most, but still not what i'm looking for. Can anyone help?
I don't have enough experience with NYC brownies to recommend "the best," but the burger joint at Le Parker Meridien serves a surprisingly good brownie. I wouldn't call it fudgey; it's more cakey but not at all dry (which is the style I happen to like; I don't like when they're too fudgey, but of course I'm not interested in a dry brownie either).
chez le chef on lexington had a pretty good brownie. i got one but was told to heat it up when i got home since it was in a refrigerated case at the bakery. i thought it looked hard and dry looking but once it had 10 seconds of the microwave, it was crackly on the outside but fudgy on the inside. i'm sure he could have warmed it up for me himself, but it was a to go order that i was planning to eat until a couple of hours later anyway
Clinton Street Bakery! There brownie is fantastic and you won't have to wait 2 hours to get at it. And the chocolate chips have some crazy shape so they look like the old school brownies you see in 50s movies.
A tad pricey though.
Nearby Sugar Sweet sunshine has a bad brownie. But their blondie is ok.
The carmel brownie at The Little Pie Company is one of the best things I've ever had. It is a rich gooey brownie with what seems like melted caramel baked on the top. Delicious! And I agree that most brownies are pretty dry and nasty.