At Red Barn Bakery (4 S Astor St; 914.231.7779), it’s socially acceptable to have cookies for breakfast (shown above). Locally sourced and 100% organic, this dense “cookie” is chock full of oats, coconut, and dried fruits. There’s even a gluten-free version.
Shawarma and Salads
From the outside, it may look like any other deli, but Irvington Delight (2 S Broadway; 914.479.5600) hits its sweet spot with chicken shawarma and herby Middle Eastern salads, like fattoush.
From October to May, River City Grille (6 S Broadway; 914.591.2033) puts owner Bobby Manzi’s family recipe on the menu. Laden with chunks of pork and meatballs, it’s Italian comfort food served over rigatoni with a dollop of ricotta.