In the early afternoon, I found myself wandering the FiDi, a bit peckish. I knew exactly where to go: Takahachi Bakery on Murray Street. It has been a while since I've been over to this spectacular Japanese Bakery, but it's nice to see some great things don't change. Entering, I noted that the prepared foods are all still up front, and the fresh buns and pastries line the casings by the register.
Without even looking at the menu, I knew to get one of Takahachi's signature iced matcha lattes. The nice thing about the Takahachi matcha latte is that the matcha flavor comes through fully and it isn't overly sweet. Mixed with fresh milk, and enough ice to cool you down, but not to dilute your beverage, you have a perfect anytime pick-me-up. Paired with a corn-mayo bun on the side, this for me is a great Japanese afternoon snack!
Murray Street (Btw Church and Broadway)
New York, NY