New York City, meet the kolache, your new favorite portable food. Described as “neat-to-eat pastries that can be stuffed with savory ingredients or sweet house-made fillings,” the kolaches (pronounced koh-lah-cheese) at Brooklyn Kolache Co. are the perfect treat on the go. Historically, kolaches were a traditional wedding dessert at Central European weddings. Today they are popular around the states, especially in Central Texas, where Brooklyn Kolache Co. founder Autumn Stanford hails from. Come breakfast time, kolaches are as ubiquitous as donuts and bagels in the Lone Star state, so when Autumn noticed them missing from Brooklyn mornings, she cooked up a plan. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Autumn launched her dream in March 2012 with the opening of Brooklyn Kolache Co. in Bed-Stuy.
Her take on
the Texan favorite has quickly become a neighborhood staple, from the
smoky sausage, jalapeño and cheese kolache to the delectable blueberry
and sweet cheese. Each filling comes enveloped in the cafe’s delicious
dough, which is made to be slightly chewy and a pleasant mix of salty
and sweet. (It’s also used in the cinnamon rolls and pigs in a blanket!) Besides kolaches, Autumn also offers up other Texas traditions like
breakfast tacos (try the chorizo, egg and cheese!) and refreshing cherry
limeades. Saddle up and sink your teeth into one of Autumn’s delicious
Brooklyn Kolache Co. is located at 520 Dekalb Ave. and open daily. Go get you some deliciousness.