The Elvis – oatmeal with honey, peanut butter, banana and bacon. YES PLEASE.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m a bit obsessed with these little shop in the West Village called Oatmeals. Oatmeals specialized in, you guessed it – pancakes (haha just kidding). But not just any oatmeal – super crazy delicious concoctions! We’re talking savory, sweet, cheese, meats, if you dream it, they’ll make it. I pass by this place quite often, and when I feel like treating myself I will get a “baby bear” sized oatmeal for breakfast (yes, they follow the bear-sized system of ordering).
Oatmeals features steel-cut oats, aka pinhead oats, aka Irish Oats. I much prefer this variety as I find it somehow heartier – if you have never tried steel-cut oats before, you are missing out! You can create your own oatmeal masterpiece or order from their pretty extensive menu of sweets and savories. I usually just order from the menu because I figure they know what they’re doing. And they do! Some of my favorites have been:
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake – graham crackers, whipped ricotta, dulce de leche drizzle, cinnamon, brown sugar, and whipped cream:
Salted Caramel Apple – cinnamon, brown sugar, cinnamon roasted apples, caramel drizzle, ﬂeur de sel, and whipped cream:
The Indian Spiced – raisins, sliced almonds, crystallized ginger, cardamom, vanilla and brown sugars, and coconut milk:
Truffl RisOATto – shaved parmesan, truffle oil, sea salt & cracked black pepper:
The Canadian – cinnamon roasted apples, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, maple syrup, and sea salt:
Fig & Gorgonzola – crumbled gorgonzola, drid figs, and a balsamic vinegar glaze:
When putting together your Oatmeals meal, you can choose between milk- or water-based oatmeal (I go with the milk! Yum). At around $4 – $4.75 for a baby bear sized cup, I wouldn’t say this is an every day indulgence for me – I wish it were! – but I do treat myself every so often. If you’re ever in the West Village, give Oatmeals a try!
120 West 3rd Street (btw MacDougal & Sixth)