I thought I had seen it all. PotatopiaS’MACRice to Riches…and those are just a few. How many single-item restaurants could there be in one city?! Well here’s another one for the books–OatMeals!

What started as a college girl eating oatmeal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to save some money and not let the freshman 15 get any worse, turned into a a 12-year journey of working full-time, enrolling in business classes, and attending a pastry arts program in order to create OatMeals.

The restaurant offers 30 different kinds of oatmeal bowls, both sweet and savory. It’s not just berries and honey here! Check out some of the creative concoctions you can get:

  • Tropical Sunrise- pineapple, dried mango, toasted coconut, and coconut milk
  • Antioxidant Awakening- Greek yogurt, dried pomegranate seeds, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, and honey
  • Canadian- cinnamon roasted apples, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, maple syrup, and sea salt
  • Devils Off Horseback- goat cheese, bacon, dates, sliced almonds, and maple syrup
  • Gingerbread Bowl- gingerbread cooke crumbles, crystallized ginger, whole milk, and ginger spice
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake- graham crackers, non-fat Greek yogurt, dulce de leche drizzle, cinnamon, brown sugar, and whipped cream

IMG_5019Definitely makes you rethink what you can do with a bowl of oatmeal doesn’t it?

The size options here are baby bear (small), mama bear (medium), and papa bear (large). When you order, you also get to decide if you want your oats made with water or milk. I decided to go with a savory option, the Croque Monsieur, which comes with diced ham, shaved gruyere cheese, nut meg, sea salt, and cracked black pepper. Since most of my oatmeal experiences in life have been of the sweet variety, I was all for trying something a little different. The oats were creamy and warm, and the touch of black pepper and nutmeg added a nice kick of spice to the rich dish.

If none of the 30 options suit your fancy, you can build your own with their toppings (there’s over 80 of them!). Fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, cheese, drizzles, spices…the sky is the limit at OatMeals!

Croque Monsieur

120 W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012

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