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Foragers Market in Chelsea: Serious baked goods from NYC best

09 Apr 2012, Posted by Niko in Foragers market, Reviews

Doughnuts from Brooklyn's "Dough"

I was on my way to visit Cookshop in Chelsea when I noticed a new food market on the corner of 22nd Street and 8th Ave.  I could tell as soon as I walked inside this wasn’t just any market.  It looked like it was set up by people who really knew what they were doing–serious food people.  The contents of  the bakery counter confirmed this.

More "Dough" doughnuts

The people from Foragers Market apparently decided to carry some of the best, most popular, NYC-based baked goods they could find–even if it meant carrying items from 7 or more different bakeries from all over the city!  This is common enough with breads but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a market carry scones, muffins, cookies, brownies etc.. all from different bakeries.  Many of the products are considered to be the best in their respective categories–such as doughnuts from  Dough Doughnuts in Brooklyn and Blue Sky muffins.

Sigmund pretzels

Other cool  options, from the same counter include Sigmund’s Pretzels and delicious scones from Ovenly Bakery.

Scones from Ovenly bakery

Foragers also carries caneles from Balthazar Bakery.  This is an unusual choice given that only  four or five bakeries in Manhattan sell caneles.  They’re just not that popular yet (although maybe they should be).  Hopefully, this will expose a whole new group of people to this delicious French treat.

Caneles from Balthazar bakery

So if you want to sample the best baked goods that New York has to offer and you don’t want to run around Manhattan and Brooklyn for  5 hours, just stop by Foragers.  I’m looking forward to seeing what else they decide to sell.

Muffins from Blu Sky Bakery

Foragers Market has two locations, one in DUMBO (56 Adams St.) and another in Chelsea (300 West 22nd St.).  Their website is here.

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Sigmund Pretzel Shop’s website is here.

Blue Sky Bakery on Yelp is here.

Dough Doughnuts’ Yelp page is here.

Balthazar Bakery’s website is here.

Ovenly’s Bakery is here.

  • Seby

    The caneles ideally should have come from Dominique Ansel’s bakery. The ones from Balthazar tend to be leathery by 10 a.m.

  • Niko

    Seby, as usual, you know your stuff! Yes, unlike the caneles from D Ansel and Epicere Boulud – the Balthazar version does get “soggy” or leathery on the outside later in the day.

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