Eat Local

Saturdays and Sundays I go to yoga. Usually it’s Bikram Yoga East Harlem, some days it’s Harlem Yoga Studio. After class I walk to Dunkin Donuts because it’s easy and I know what I’m doing. But as a Native New Yorker, I should be supporting local places, not chain restaurants. And beyond that, I have created a monster with my husband. He has renounced Dunkin – saying they just aren’t worth it. I can’t say I disagree.

With this in mind, I decided to cross the street today and visit Capri Bakery Corp. I have walked by them many a time – they have the most amazing looking cakes in the window and you had best believe my kids will be getting one on their birthdays this year. I wasn’t sure what I was doing so I went in and ordered six doughnuts, as one does. While I was paying for them, the person behind me ordered two amazing looking ham and cheese sandwiches. They make the bread on premesis and smelled like heaven. The sandwiches were then slathered with butter, topped with ham and cheese and put in a panini press. So you know what I’ll be getting after yoga next week Sunday!

I left with some sugar doughnuts (which were just OK), frosted doughnuts (both chocolate and vanilla: the frosting was thick like you would use on a cake) and glazed doughnuts (far and away the best of the three). They were all yeast doughnuts – fluffy but dense, they weren’t as sweet as Dunkin, not as flavorful as Dough. But those sandwiches! I will be back for sure.

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