The Bun Shop

How is it possible that I have yet to visit this endearing coffee shop, errr… for me… a late night spot.  This shop was busy even after midnight on a weeknight.  It’s a little trendy, and full of young adults and local students. The Bun Shop is a little off the beaten path in Mount Vernon, but with plenty of parking, it is definitely worth a stop and I will always pick this spot of Milk and Honey, as they seem perfectly able to prepare your food and your coffee in less than 35 minutes.

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The Bun Shop basically brings the people all the street foodies from around the world that can be found on a bun.   I don’t have any idea why we thought it was a good idea to get four buns, but we did. They are not huge, and they are not particularly cheap, ranging from about $4-$6 each, but it was perfect to satisfy that late night craving without breaking the bank.  Follow these descriptions for the buns in the picture from right to left.  I know, that’s a little backwards, maybe cause I was born in China; I could have picked something up along the way.

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A mushroom tart – which was flakey and earthy, the dough offers a nice almost a little sweet texture and flavor contrast.

A ham and gruyere twist – a generous amount of filling in a light, flaky, pastry crust; a perfect combination of saltiness, with just a hint of sweet buttery perfection.

An empanada – which I always manage to mispronounce as empiñata – this was actually my favorite of the night – but I can’t for the life of me remember what was inside.  The dough was a little dense, but not chewy and kind of flaked apart in your mouth.

The Runza, which  I believe is Russian, was an enclosed dough ball stuffed with beef, sauerkraut, and dijon mustard.  This is a yeast style dough, so it is thicker and chewier, more like your pizza or calzone crust.

The Bun Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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