We've all had oatmeal at some point in our life. While the health benefits are off the charts, let's be honest, compared to that bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, oatmeal sounds rather boring. Ladies and gents, you are about to have your mind blown because thanks to OatMeals in New York City, they are not only changing the breakfast game, but with 30+ creative oatmeal dishes on the menu, it's becoming a lunch, dinner and dessert favorite too.
The story behind OatMeals is almost as interesting as the menu. Chef and founder, Sam Stephens is just like (most) of us. As an undergraduate student, her love for food quickly caught up with her as she watched her "freshman 15" become the "freshman 30". In need of a new healthy lifestyle (but still on her student budget), she started eating oatmeal and experimenting with creative recipes to enhance what we all know as that basic bowl of oatmeal. Very quickly oatmeal became not only a breakfast staple but lunch and dinner too!
Eventually Sam opened OatMeals in 2012 which now offers over 30 signature sweet and savory oatmeal bowls and is showing people that it is anything but basic. From Truffle RisOATto to Chinese Style Congee Porridge, Bacon Pumpkin to Banana Cream Pie there is a bowl for whatever you might be craving. While the menu is always changing with seasonal selections, you can always customize your bowl with just about any ingredients you can imagine.
OatMeal will never be boring again!
The HangOATover Bowl
Chinese Style Congee Porridge
Salted Caramel Apple
Matcha and Sesame Mochi
I think you guys get the point that you need to stop by ASAP. For more stories like this, check out the links below.
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