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What to Eat at the Nook at Red Rooster, Now Serving Duke Ellington–Inspired Cookies and Roti in Harlem

Meet the new Nook; it's not the same as the old Nook.

Meet the new Nook; it's not the same as the old Nook.Photo: Danny Kim/New York Magazine

Today is the relaunch of the Nook at Red Rooster Harlem, an area of the restaurant dedicated to sweet and savory pastries. Pastry chef Deborah Racicot's new menu is a global village of flavors: The Hoagie Svenska is a pretzel bun stuffed with Swedish meatballs and lingonberry mayo, while the Atta Boy is a roti wrap filled with fried plantains, yucca, Haitian pikliz, and dal. There is coffee, tea, cookies, and sweets, including a cupcake named for Dizzy Gillespie. The Nook is currently open weeklong, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends. Takeout breakfast will be next, and last month, Racicot hinted there may some late-night pastries in the pipeline as well, which is good, because whoopie pies taste better after midnight.

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The Nook at Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St.; 212-792-9001

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