This post was originally shared 9/23/2011! It has been re-photographed and updated slightly in September 2021.
When visiting New York City, there is an overwhelming amount of amazing food options. You can honestly and truly eat any kind of food you ever want at any given moment. I meanIt wasn’t until I’d already lived here a couple of years when I discovered a lovely spot called Alice’s Tea Cup. It is any whimsical, sparkle-loving girl’s dream come true with it’s fairy-tale decorated walls, fancy china and some of the most delicious baked goods I’ve had. After a lovely afternoon sipping Indian Chai and snacking on tea sandwiches and scones, I knew this place was my new favorite. And since then, I probably go there at least twice a month. It is the perfect “Let’s meet for an afternoon-snack-bite-something” place.
There is one item on Alice’s menu that is ordered every time I go without fail. Even in the middle of the hot summer, a visit isn’t complete without one of their pumpkin scones. It is just so incredibly good that I sometimes have to take a couple to go. They are so spicy, and soft and the caramel glaze is perfection. They are served warm with cream and jam. With a cup of hot tea, nothing is more delicious I tell you!!
These are NOT your typical dry crumbly scone, (which I personally don’t really care for.) I like my scones to have a bit of a crisp edge, but for the insides to be tender and buttery. These are almost gooey with the sticky glaze and soft texture from the pumpkin. The are bursting with spice and flavor and I beg you to make them asap!
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