[NYC - Lower East Side] Supermoon Bakehouse Review - Super Blood Moon Donut, Cruffins, Filled Croissants, and HOLOGRAPHIC Box

One of the "hot" bakeries in New York City is Supermoon Bakehouse.

Supermoon Bakehouse is the NYC offshoot of the iconic San Francisco-based Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and THE place to get filled croissants, cruffins, and doughnuts.

This is a guest post written by my mom. :)

On a Friday morning, the best donut I’ve ever had literally melted in my mouth, with a delicate flavor beyond imagining.

The Super Blood Moon Donut ($5) – the perfect blend of sweet, rich, flavorful – so yummy, so fresh that I ate it in tiny bites. It was a little bit of heaven that still took too few minutes to eat. I even sipped a fine cup of flat white coffee as I enjoyed the donut and it still was gone in too short a time.

Once I had licked the last crumb off of my plate, I read up on it, on the card the bakery puts in front of the samples on the counter.  Raspberry – the brioche (fluffy yeast dough), the jelly, the glaze – topped with a pretty and tasty sampling of dried strawberry, pink meringue, and red and white chocolate shards.

Supermoon Bakehouse is at 120 Rivington Street, New York, NY, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. As vacationers, we had the luxury of visiting on a weekday morning. We had heard lines were long on the weekends, so Mike and I walked more than 20 blocks on a Friday morning.

We got there a little after 9 a.m. There was no line. The baked goods were fresh, some coming right out of the oven as we watched through the interior window, and there was room at a small table for us to each slowly enjoy our donuts on the spot.

Mike had the Peanut Butter & Jelly Donut ($5), filled with Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly and topped with peanut brittle, strawberry jelly and “dipped in a Peanut Butter glaze.” He didn’t talk much while he ate – a good sign – but his was gone much more quickly than was my Super Blood Moon.

Vacationers can be choosers, so we chose some to go:  Very Cherry Coco Loco Cruffin, Lychee, Raspberry & Rose Croissant, Matcha Yuzu Croissant, and the Super New Thing of the day – a salt and pepper croissant.  The Bakery packed those in Supermoon’s rainbow iridescent box.

We had to eat the cruffin and croissants later in our hotel room. They might not have been as wonderful as they would have been had we eaten them at Supermoon Bakehouse, but they, too, were yummy, not too sweet, but rich and so tasty, so flavorful that I was very glad to be visiting New York.

This is Meredith :)

Since I had to work, I couldn't accompany my parents to the actual shop, so I reaped the benefits of their stroll.

I, personally, wasn't a huge fan of the cruffin, but I think that's because of the filling. The pastry itself was quite delicious. I just wasn't a huge fan of the cherry filling, but that's a personal preference.

I was really excited about the Salt and Pepper Croissant. It was definitely my favorite. It wasn't sweet and it was a nice savory treat for me. I would much prefer a savory treat than a sweet one, but again, that's a personal preference.

The Matcha Yuzu Croissant was easily my second favorite! On top of being Instagrammable, it is not too sweet and filled with nice, flaky layers of dough. The matcha cream on the inside is great! The yuzu flavor is a little sweet, but not overly so. I could also taste the citrus flavor, it's was slightly higher level of flavor than "subtle," if that makes sense.

This is the Lychee, Raspberry and Rose Croissant. It's also quite Instagrammable. It wasn't my favorite. I think I am just not a berry person. The croissant was also quite flaky, fresh, and fluffy. I would totally recommend getting this if you're a berry fan. The three flavors work well together. The rose isn't overly floral, so it doesn't taste like you're eating a potpourri-flavored croissant.

Also, the most Instagrammable item is definitely the iconic box. In order to get the box, you have to buy 6 pastry items, but it'll be worth it, not just because of the flavors, but also because the box is just great! The box is really sturdy and like a drawer (see above). I'm actually using it in my home office as a storage drawer. (You can also bring it back to the store on your next visit to get a discount :D)

Other donut shops were on your list of things to do on your trip but we only made it to one of them and it wouldn’t be fair to compare anyone’s late-in-the-day donut with the fresh-in-the-morning donuts we had. Since finishing the last bit of the Super Blood Moon donut, the Supermoon Bakehouse has topped my list of “must visit again” places in New York City.

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  1. Sharon K (@littlegastronaut on insta!)December 5, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    Ooh. I had the matcha yuzu and black sesame miso when I went this past summer. I also generally prefer savory > sweet so the salt & pepper one sounds super interesting. Must try the highly reviewed donut too...

    Love the thorough review!!

    1. Ohhh! I wanted to try the Black Sesame Miso, but my parents didn't get it. I think it was maybe not available that day. I love black sesame! I think savory is the way to go, ALWAYS! :D


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