National Honey Month

To celebrate National Honey Month, We8that presents our top 3 favorite honey infused dishes and drinks from around the city.

EMILY (pictured above)
Pizza and honey might not be your typical combination, but somehow Emily makes it work like magic. This snug little pizzeria is steps away from the Clinton-Washington Avenues station, and offers delightful pies that will blow your mind. The Colony and Emily are two different takes on a honey pizza. While the Colony is a more savory pie with crispy pepperoni and spicy jalapeños, the Emily is a slightly sweeter vegetarian friendly pie, topped with mozzarella, truffle sottocenere, a sprinkle of crushed pistachios, and to finish, a drizzle of honey. The wait at Emily’s can be quite a long one during peak hours. But there is no need to fret, making a reservation on OpenTable will insure you a seat on arrival, or you can head over to Sisters, a bar across the street, where you can enjoy a delicious cocktail while killing time.

919 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 844-9588

If you’re a yogurt lover and want to try some seriously delicious creations served with honey, swing by Greecologies in Little Italy. This beautiful “acropolistic” shop offers yogurt from grass fed cows–that means no GMOs, sweeteners, or thickeners. We recommend both the traditional and strained type topped with fresh blueberries, raspberries, and a dollop of their “luscious honey.” Along with their beautifully packaged jams and granola on sale, Greek mythology and history books are available for your reading pleasure.

379 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-0100

Along with their delicious heart-warming comfort food, Jacob’s Pickles serves some exquisite drinks that will leave you happy and satisfied. Try the Honey Julep (pictured to the right), a concoction of four roses bourbon, muddle mint, and honey syrup – if you are a sweet tooth go for this one! Or, if you prefer your drinks on the more refreshing side, try the Tennessee Honey Suckle (pictured to the left), which includes Dickle #12, orange preserves, clover honey, and fresh squeezed lemonade.

509 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
(212) 470-5566

Sel Rrose

Naomi and I can both agree that Sel Rrose serves one of the most elegant drinks we’ve seen in New York. The Lavender Piscine is complete with champagne, lavender infused ice, herbs de provence syrup, and grapefruit bitters.

This charming drink is served in a large wine glass, an enormous ice cube floating in an ocean of champaign. To top this all off, a small lavender stem is placed on the ice cube as a garnish. The word “Piscine” in French means pool, which is quite befitting to the lavender ice cube floating in a pool of crisp champaign.

The atmosphere of Sel Rrose is a mix of Parisian rustic with a modern touch. One thing I noticed was their perfect lighting, not too bright and not too dark. Even during the evening hours, the soft glow from the table candles and overhead lights allowed us to enjoy the delicate taste of the Lavender Piscine as well as it’s elegant presentation.

Sel Rrose
1 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 226-2510