Welcome to Best Thing We Ate This Week, where each week, we'll have a special guest or Thrillist staff member talk about a New York dish they recently tried and loved. This week, Top Chef alumna and chef-owner of Pig & Khao, Leah Cohen, professes her love for the city's best babka.
The best thing I ate this week, and it's actually one of my favorites, is the chocolate babka from Breads Bakery. I'm obsessed with it. It's consistent every time, probably because they make a billion of them, so it's always super-fresh, and they never run out of them. I've been obsessed with Nutella since I was a kid, and the Nutella flavor in that is amazing. It's really rich and buttery, but it's not super-heavy at the same time (well, I like to tell myself that it's not super-heavy so I don't feel so guilty about eating it). Whenever I go, I buy two, and I put one in the freezer.
I basically compare every babka to Breads Bakery. I love that there's a chocolate element to it, and it's flaky but doughy on the inside.