Looks like Ladurée now has some competition!
If you're craving some chic respite with a little bit of French flair (and lots of pastries), there's a new spot in town perfect for indulging your inner Marie Antoinette. Behold, Angelina. The iconic patisserie and teahouse that's been a must-visit in Paris for over a century has finally made its U.S. debut in - where else? - New York City, with a 3,000-square-foot new space on Sixth Avenue near Bryant Park.
The glamorous spot, which boasts Belle Epoque-style interiors modeled after the original location in Paris (once frequented by the likes of Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust), is serving up elegant bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as its signature sweets like the Mont-Blanc, a pastry made from French meringue, placed under a dome of Chantilly and covered by chestnut vermicelli.
Most importantly, however, New Yorkers now have access to Angelina's world-renowned L’Africain hot chocolate, a rich concoction made in-house from three different types of cocoa beans from Ghana, Niger and The Ivory Coast. Our taste buds, and Instagram accounts, are ready.
For now, the eatery is operating at 25% indoor dining capacity, with socially-distanced tables and precautions in place. But you can also stop in and pick up some treats to-go from the on-site bakery and retail shop. No matter what, you're in for a très luxurious experience.
Angelina Paris, 1050 Sixth Ave.