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Favorite Oatmeal in Manhattan

sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 02:54 AM

searching out best oatmeal or other hot cereal breakfast place in NYC? - any neighborhood

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    maggiej Mar 5, 2008 05:16 AM

    I like the oatmeal at city bakery. It's not cheap but it has a GREAT texture and you can put whatever toppings you want on it.

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    1. re: maggiej
      BluPlateSpec Mar 5, 2008 06:39 AM

      If it has a great texture it's probably steel cut oatmeal like McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal that comes in a can. I remember a place in downtown Philadelphia that served it with heavy cream and a bowl of brown sugar on the side. Every Sunday there was a line waiting to get a seat.

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      bronwen Mar 5, 2008 06:15 AM

      It is fabulous at the Rock Center Cafe, they use heavy cream and sprinkle berries on it.

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        offthebeatenpath1 Mar 5, 2008 07:31 AM

        Personally, I like the oatmeal at the pump, but I am a bit of a health freak and like the taste of protein powder mixed in.

        The cupping room in Tribeca has very good oatmeal, as does Ej's.

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          veralouise Mar 5, 2008 08:04 AM

          Creme brulee oatmeal at Norma's.

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            selizara Mar 5, 2008 08:49 AM

            'wichcraft has great oatmeal. It's $4. Steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon brown sugar butter, toasted nuts and dried fruits.

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              Produce Addict Mar 5, 2008 01:53 PM

              I agree. The nuts are really good and you get lots of them. And at the Rock Center location it comes with free coffee in the morning.

            2. BluPlateSpec Mar 5, 2008 09:39 AM

              The oatmeal with fresh berries was very good at Le Pain Quotidien which are located in many areas of Manhattan but the coffee I had with it was dreadful, maybe it was a bad day but if I go again I'll have tea.

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                qwertyu Mar 5, 2008 10:07 AM

                Henry's on the UWS has a fantastic oatmeal at the brunch. They serve it with a tea pot full of steamed milk, which was a delightful idea. Also, they give a huge basket of mini muffins at the beginning of the meal for free. Not a crowded place for brunch, but well worth a try.

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                  harrison Mar 5, 2008 12:33 PM

                  Fairway...although I always seem to blow it off for the pancakes.

                  Believe it or not, EJ's is pretty good.served with currants..

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