To mark a perfect ending for our business trip, we wanted to devour New York’s delicacies on our last day. We have tried the must-eat pizza restaurant and the famous Shake Shack. What is the gourmet that we shouldn’t miss out? Well, we couldn’t draw a conclusion. And then an idea came to my mind, “Maybe we should try something sweet!” After discussion, we decided to find the best pancakes in New York City. The top result we found on the internet is Clinton St. Baking Company. Without hesitation, we rushed to the shop straight away.

At the time we arrived at the shop, there was a long queue. We waited for about an hour and finally got in. Looking at the menu, all their dishes looked so delicious. We really had a hard time picking which ones to take. And here’s what we ordered.

 
 
 
 

 

Blueberry Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter

When talking about American brunch, one of the first things that come to my mind is Pancakes. The fluffy and airy texture… I love them so much!
Their pancakes are exactly what I had been craving for. They were absolutely soft and fluffy, the wild Maine blueberry sauce tasted amazing as well. They spread the sauce evenly over the pancakes, I could have eaten all of them with just the blueberry sauce. And the signature maple butter certainly brought the overall flavor a notch higher.

 

Fried Chicken & Waffles

Since the translations of pancake and waffle are the same in Chinese, some people might be confused between these two. American pancakes are flat cakes, often thin and around, prepared from a starch-based batter. And waffles are cooked between two plates that patterned to give square pockets.

 

When they brought the dish on the table, I was a bit disappointed with the look. It looked all kind of yellowish and not very delicious. I sliced a small piece and put it in my mouth. It tasted awesome! The fried chicken and waffles create a perfect symphony in my mouth. And the maple butter brought the best out of this dish. I couldn’t help but had so many bites even I was only expecting for something sweet.

 

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

While we took orders, there was a funny conversation with the waiter. After we ordered the two above, we asked the waiter what does he recommend. “The most popular dishes here are Fried Chicken & Waffles and Blueberry Pancakes, and you have ordered them.” said the waiter. We got into silence for 3 seconds and laughed out together. Seemed like we had a great taste of food and already picked the most famous dishes. In the end, we ordered Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon.
Eggs Benedict is a dish of toasted biscuits and poached eggs rest on it. They made the toasted buttermilk biscuits super crunchy, and the eggs are perfectly cooked. Another winning factor is their homemade Hollandais sauce. This is dish to-die-for!

 

We rushed to this place after work, so I was still wearing the clothes from the shooting. But the outfits matched the afternoon tea just well. Like I always wear something elegant to have a cup of coffee with my besties and enjoy the quality moments together. Having some delicious pancakes after a long day of work is so satisfying. We couldn’t stop but keep talking about how great the food was at Clinton St. Baking Company on the way back to the hotel. It was definitely worth the wait!

 

Store Information

 

Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant

4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

+1 646-602-6263

08:00–16:00, 18:00–00:00

 

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