This past weekend in Albany, Mister and I didn’t have any real plans but we wanted to get out of the apartment. I think we were both a little restless, and I’m always up to finding something to do.
Unfortunately, the cold weather put a damper on most activities, but on Saturday we were able to start with the Troy farmer’s market. Sadly, I had made the mistake of bulking up on a huge breakfast at home, so Mister and I were having a hard time getting excited about any of the usual farmer’s market treats.
After walking around a bit, we mustered up enough of an appetite to try out Nibble Inc. just a few blocks away from the Atrium.
Since we were nowhere near starving, we decided to split a doughnut an an almond milk latte. (Yay lactose intolerance!) After one bite each, we were so thankful we only ordered one doughnut. This was a big ol’ nope for us.
I tried really hard here. Hey its a cute place, and local, and small business, and quality ingredients. I just hated what this tasted like. It solidly reminded me of those first few, horrible attempts at using a bread machine. This mint chocolate doughnut was like when I try to pretend my protein pancakes (protein powder/egg whites/bananas) taste just like pancakes, cause for real they don’t.
The issue here; Nibble Inc uses a potato base for their baked goods. Which can be great if you’re into that sort of thing. I might very well be the only Jew from Westchester that hates knishes. These are the doughnut version of a knish. Mister gave up, I picked off the toppings.
We tried to be sneaky about throwing away the rest of the sad snack.
I did not regret, however, following this up with a visit to Cheesecake Machismo for some sweet redemption. This place is always so good.
I didn’t hold back at all; ordered three slices and we split one per night for the three days I was in Albany. That’s portion control, right?
Chocolate chip fasciana, s’mores, and peanut butter cookie. We ate them in that order too. I love the thick bottom on the chocolate chip, the chocolate torte topping on the s’mores, and the peanut butter cookie crust on the third. Those were all the things Mister didn’t like for each slice so we’re super awesome at sharing things. Win Win Win.