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buche de noel

Where to Get a Bûche de Noël in NYC

The bûche de Noël, the quintessential Christmas dessert, is a rich, comforting and beautiful antidote to that end-of-meal-meets-end-of-year wistfulness that can accompany the holiday.

Lower East Side, NYC

Hurtling Through Manhattan: Anne Saxelby’s Guide to Where to Eat in the Lower East Side

Since Anne Saxelby first opened her eponymous stall in the Essex Street Market in 2006–essentially redefining American cheese–she’s taken strolls or bike-rides around and down all the crooked streets that define this part of Lower Manhattan, which sits in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Consider it her way of meeting her neighbors, and soaking up the diversity, edible and otherwise, that still haunts this nabe.