Weekend Cinnamon Buns at Levain!
I’m very familiar with this UWS bakery (I voted it best cookies in the city), but what I didn’t know about was their secret treasure….Cinnamon Buns! Sold only on the weekends, these are just huge hunks of gooey deliciousness. My friend Pam actually called me on the phone one day and said, “I’m watching Oprah and she’s featuring these cinnamon buns at Levain’s that were voted best in NYC!” Well, of course, I had to try them. There are two kinds: Walnut and Raisin. They are so fresh and the thick, baked dough is so chewy. The walnuts were a nice nutty taste against all the sweetness. I loved the chewiness of the raisins with the soft dough. The glaze was perfect as well. They reminded me of the “Sticky Buns” you can buy in vending machines in grade school (but in a higher league and OH SO MUCH better). What these Cinnamon Buns have over most is the freshness of being made by a fab bakery that knows what they’re doing. So if you’re having trouble deciding where to get a breakfast treat on the weekend, I say “run for the bun!”