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Sep 19, 2008 08:58 AM

Oatmeal in SoHo

Where can I find good oatmeal in SoHo?

I've just moved to SoHo near Spring and 6th Ave., and I'm now on a quest for oatmeal in my new 'hood. Starbucks just came out with what they call "Perfect Oatmeal". I just tried it - it's instant oatmeal made with hot water. I was sorely disappointed. I have ducked into cafes and restaurants nearby, but haven't found oatmeal on the menu. Can anyone help? So far, I've found great oatmeal at 'Wichcraft, but the closest one is at Equinox on Broadway and Prince. There must be some good oatmeal on this side of SoHo!

Thank you!!!

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  1. Try Local, on Sullivan St between Prince and Houston. It's a small cafe with great baked goods and coffee and they have super oatmeal. Warning: it's a very laid back, neighborhood place, ie it may take a while. But it's worth it!

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    1. re: jemachia

      Thank you! That's only a block from where I live. I'll definitely try it. :)

    2. I think that Grey Dog's has good oatmeal, but that's Carmine and Bedford, not terribly far from you at all. Balthazar has good oatmeal too, although on occasion, I've found it a bit watery, so maybe going over to Grey Dog's is your best bet. Although you'd think there'd be somewhere in W. Village/Soho making great Irish steel cut oatmeal!

      1. I second both Local and Grey Dog for excellent steel cut oatmeal. Also, not in SoHo, but if you're in the Village, Ciao For Now has outstanding oatmeal. It's on West 10th St b/t 6th Ave & Greenwich Ave.

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        1. re: billyeats

          Thank you all so much! I went to Local and was thrilled to find that they had steel cut oatmeal with cranberries, walnuts, agave, and brown sugar! It's 30 seconds from my apartment, and exactly what I was looking for! I've had Balthazar's, but it's really hard to get in there on weekends. I'll try the other suggestions soon. I'm glad to see there are other oatmeal enthusiasts on this board. :)