Oatmeal lovers rejoice! Here are five places that are serving up everything from savory to sweet bowls of steel-cut oats. By Carly Petrone.
You probably know Liquiteria best for their freshly pressed juices but did you know that they’re also serving up piping hot bowls of oatmeal? Stop in for one of three kinds – Berry Blend, Protein Power, or The Classic. If you’re in the mood for something sweet definitely try the Berry Blend, with steel cut oats, strawberry, blueberry, banana, and honey. If getting your protein in is important to you then the Protein Power bowl is the best option for you. This comes with steel cut oats, almond butter, peanut butter, banana, and granola. Finally, The Classic bowl is filled with steel cut oats, apple, cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts. Warning: this one may make you feel like a kid again.
Oatmeals is the place you go to create your own signature bowl of oats. Choose from steel-cut oats made with either water or low-fat milk and then pick from over 80 toppings! Your first two toppings are free and let’s just say you can go with a sweet or savory option (or both!). Just a few toppings on the list include butterscotch chips, crystallized ginger, sea salt, chia seeds, apricots, bacon, truffle oil, and cinnamon roasted apples. Of course, if this is all just too overwhelming, you can always pick up one of their delicious signature bowls. The Almond Joy comes with toasted coconut, sliced almonds, dark chocolate chips, chocolate syrup drizzle, and coconut milk while the decadent Croque Monsieur comes with diced ham, shaved gruyere cheese, nutmeg, sea salt, cracked black pepper, and steamed milk. There’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy at this creative oatmeal bar.
Okay, it’s hard not to order eggs at a restaurant called Egg but let’s just say that their Steel-Cut Organic Oatmeal is quite the contender when it comes to a solid breakfast order. This $9 bowl of oats comes with dried fruit, toasted almonds, brown sugar, and a side of cream. The oats are cooked perfectly while having your own side of cream gives you the power to make your bowl as soupey as you’d like. But if you’re more of a plain oatmeal eater, you can always order a side of Steel-cut organic oatmeal for just $5. Make sure to snag a copy of Breakfast: Recipes To Wake Up For, the cookbook penned by Egg founders George Weld and Evan Hanczor. Inside you’ll find recipes for oatmeal including the popular Savory Oatmeal, which graces the cover of this lovely book.
The Steel Cut Oatmeal at The Smile is filled with simple ingredients that pack some serious flavor. Mixed with coconut milk, strawberries, and dried currants, this bowl takes your taste buds on a journey thanks to the combination of sweet and tart ingredients. It’s hard to resist a side dish with this meal since a Cheddar Scallion Biscuit, Toast with Housemade Almond Butter, and Minted Sugar Snap Peas are just an order away.
Those looking for a gluten-free option should head to Pause Café for their Gluten Free Oatmeal. It’s topped with banana, apple, fresh berries, and walnut sweetened with honey or agave. Grab a seat at this adorable coffee shop and stay a while. Enjoy the warm and cozy décor with hints of Moroccan undertones while sipping on a Morccan Mint or Matcha Latte.