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Tanglebriar Mar 9, 2011 06:36 PM

As I was planning my next trip to NYC, I was wondering if it is worth it to plan to go on a weekend so that I could go to Levin to get one of their sticky buns. Are they worth it? Also, I want to take the subway after church from 34th st. and go to Levin Bakery and get something to eat for lunch and get back down to the theater district for a 3 pm show. Is there any good place nearby the bakery or the theater district that has good fast service on a Sunday. I was thinking of maybe the buffet at the thai place called Earthen Oven. Thanks for any advice.

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Earthen Oven
53 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

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    msny98 Mar 10, 2011 07:27 AM

    The sticky buns are good, very good in fact. Are they worth the trip or arranging your plan... open question. Know too, they are gone quickly after the door opens and then gone for the day so after church would not work.
    A zillion options for good food that is fast near the theater district. As it happens, 9th Ave in the 50s is like little Bangkok, board faves are Wondee Thai and Pam Real Thai. FYI Earthen Oven is Indian

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    Earthen Oven
    53 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

    Pam Real Thai
    404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. LeahBaila Mar 10, 2011 07:50 AM

      Earthen Oven is an Indian restaurant

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      Earthen Oven
      53 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

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        Tanglebriar Mar 10, 2011 01:17 PM

        Thanks msny98 and LeahBaila. I don't know why I thought Earthen Oven was thai. I guess I will have to settle for a chocolate chip walnut cookie instead. Thanks

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        Earthen Oven
        53 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

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          LeahBaila Mar 11, 2011 04:02 AM

          Sounds like my kinda' plan! :) Enjoy your travels...

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            JungMann Mar 11, 2011 08:53 PM

            If Indian isn't up your alley, Grand Sichuan serves great Chinese around the corner from Earthen Oven. The UWS is actually full of lots of options for a good post-service meal.

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            Earthen Oven
            53 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

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              Tanglebriar Mar 14, 2011 07:45 AM

              Another good place to eat. Thanks

          2. coasts Mar 12, 2011 04:39 AM

            Bouchon and Amy's both have excellent sticky buns all week long.

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              Tanglebriar Mar 14, 2011 07:51 AM

              Thanks for the suggestions!. I was wondering, do they make there sticky buns with yeast like Levain?

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              emilie01 Mar 14, 2011 09:00 AM

              Probably not convenient for you, but thought I'd mention that Levain just opened another branch in Harlem at 116th and Frederick Douglass. They have the same sticky buns on the weekends and do not sell out! Apparently us Harlemites haven't caught on to the sticky bun awesomeness yet. The owner also said we could call ahead and they would save one for us, wonder if they'd do the same thing down at 74th Street... (might as well try!)

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                floretbroccoli Mar 14, 2011 11:22 AM

                Well, I CAN report that, when I wanted to serve Levain cookies at my Oscar party a couple of weeks ago, I called the bakery and they put my order together. It was ready for pickup when I stopped in a few hours later. I would imagine, then, that they'd do the same for sticky buns.

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