- Bouchon Bakery
10 Columbus Circle, third fl.; 212-823-9366
Thank Thomas Keller for the best sticky buns in town. At Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center, the seven-Michelin-star superchef has also delved into the world of Oreos, Nutter Butters, and even Pop-Tarts, but his chef d’oeuvre—his legacy, perhaps—is the pecan sticky bun. Meticulously fashioned from good, buttery brioche dough, judiciously slicked with a lavish brown-sugar goo, and topped and bottomed with enough pecans to bake a pie, these medium-size buns strike a nice balance between French restraint and American excess. One complaint: Demand is apparently so great that we’ve been rebuffed on more than one occasion when we showed up in mid-afternoon only to find the retail counter completely bunless—and that, of course, would never fly at T.J. Cinnamons.
Best Sticky Buns
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine