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fishermb Oct 2, 2007 04:10 PM

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    addictedtolunch RE: fishermb Oct 2, 2007 06:52 PM

    Big arguments here- makes WWII look like a polite disagreement. My picks, in order, are Hot & Crusty (early AM), Pick-a-bagel, Zaros (lately improved), Moishes, Roccos, Juniors. No two people agree on a list.

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      NAtiveNewYorker RE: addictedtolunch Oct 2, 2007 07:33 PM

      Hot and Crusty seconded. Yes, it's a chain. Yes, some of their stuff is not so good. But the Black and White is the best. Better than places on LES, Rocco's, etc. It's the best. Cakie, but not too dry. Icing tastes like chocolate or vanilla..not just sugar.

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        Nikki NYC RE: NAtiveNewYorker Oct 2, 2007 07:37 PM

        ...and it's not lemony which, IMHO, is not a flavor that compliments a black and white.

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        mae RE: addictedtolunch Oct 2, 2007 09:05 PM

        Definitely second Pick A Bagel. Theirs are the best I've ever tried.

      3. druz99 RE: fishermb Oct 2, 2007 07:39 PM

        I have yet to come across a black and white cookie as wonderful as the one's at Specialty's Cafe and Bakery in San Francisco! New York Black & White cookie, where are you?

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          ratatosk RE: druz99 Oct 2, 2007 09:16 PM

          "I have yet to come across a black and white cookie as wonderful as the one's at Specialty's Cafe and Bakery in San Francisco! New York Black & White cookie, where are you?"

          In Brooklyn. But that's a topic for another board.

          In Manhattan, I'm not a fan of Moishe's or Rocco's, as much as I want to like them (well, really it's Moishe's that it kills me not to like). I haven't made it to Pick-a-bagel or Zaro's, so I can't comment on those. Hot & Crusty is really quite good. And I was quite impressed last time I got a B&W from the Junior's in Grand Central. It was a desperation purchase, and I wasn't expecting much, but it may have been even better than Hot & Crusty - a really satisfying B&W cookie.

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            fishermb RE: ratatosk Oct 3, 2007 04:52 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions, will definitely be trying these out. Pick A Bagel is a chain right?

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          cbw RE: fishermb Oct 3, 2007 07:43 AM

          The Donut Pub 14th street and 7th avenue.

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            fishermb RE: cbw Oct 3, 2007 08:58 AM

            I had a b&w from Donut Pub about a month ago and thought it to be above average, and happy that it was open quite late, probably wouldn't put it as a top contender though in my opinion.

          2. guttergourmet RE: fishermb Oct 3, 2007 08:01 AM

            Moishe's as I've said before is the winner. At the risk of getting booed, my almost 9 year old daughter gets her quick B&W fix at Crumbs which also makes mini-B&Ws.

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              guttergourmet RE: guttergourmet Oct 3, 2007 08:27 AM

              Zaro's in Grand Central isn't bad either.

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                fishermb RE: guttergourmet Oct 3, 2007 09:00 AM

                Where is Moishe's...Grand + E. Broadway?

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                  guttergourmet RE: fishermb Oct 3, 2007 01:48 PM

                  nope-2nd avenue around 5th

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                tenpercenter27 RE: fishermb Oct 3, 2007 08:17 AM

                Greenberg's on the UES. b&w cookies and their babka are unbelievable. Grew up eating it, but haven't been in a long time. I just added it to my list of places to visit on my upcoming trip.

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                  jeannious RE: fishermb Oct 3, 2007 08:19 AM

                  Just to throw in another - Greenberg Bakery on the Upper East Side. I allow myself one when I pick up my race registration from NYRR.

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                    Brigita RE: jeannious Oct 3, 2007 08:23 AM

                    I don't know the name of the bakery but it is on 3rd avenue and 27th? 28th? street? They sell mini black and whites by the pound. And they are very nice. Fresh.

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                    rjm RE: fishermb Oct 3, 2007 06:48 PM

                    E.A.T.

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