Thank goodness I read. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have seen the wee write-up in New York, which revealed the opening of Peels. And then I wouldn’t have walked into this deliciousness.
Each morning, everything is baked up fresh at the new café, the second act from Freemans owners Taavo Somer and Will Tigertt.
Circular brownies, I sampled. Oh, so fudgy.
I think I chocolate-breaded myself out a few days earlier; otherwise, I would have been all over this chocolate ginger banana bread.
Raspberry and peach cobbler. I can only imagine with those big, fluffy biscuits…
The monkey bread. Seeing the mascarpone label now and wondering why the heck I didn’t go for it.
And my champ, the snickerdoodle.
It’s buttery and sugary and cinnamon-y. All melded together in this oversized crater of a cookie.
I had the chocolate chip cookie, too, which was also nice and buttery; chewy at the edges with plenty of melty chocolate flecks.
But, really, it was all about the snickerdoodle.
Get after it.
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