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Stone Park Cafe
As soft and tender as they are thick and dense, these buttermilk beauties make a sublime foundation for the sausage gravy, eggs and braised greens they support (entre $13, single biscuit $3). 324 Fifth Ave at 3rd St, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-369-0082, stoneparkcafe.com). Available at brunch only.
Clinton St. Baking Company
Part biscuits, part geographic formations, these colossal stomach-stoppers are flaky, savory goodness incarnate, the jolly giant of the breakfast-bread world ($2). 4 Clinton St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (646-602-6263, clintonstreetbaking.com). Available all day.
Char No. 4
Slightly denser than your average biscuit, these rectangular nuggets are pleasantly salty, which makes them the perfect foil for the house-made marmalade—and an ideal match for a glass of whiskey and bourbon ($5). 196 Smith St between Baltic and Warren Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-643-2106, charno4.com) Available at brunch only.
Biscuits like your Southern grandma used to make, these beauties are tender, luscious and best eaten heaped high with the restaurant's broiled tomatoes ($3). 135 North 5th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-5151, pigandegg.com). Available all day.
Chives give a sprightly kick to these mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits, which are perfect for sopping up roasted garlic-herb gravy (biscuits and gravy $14, single biscuit with honey butter $5). 85 Orchard St at Broome St (212-226-5047, littlegiantnyc.com). Available all day.
Vegetarians, rejoice: All of these listed biscuits are made without lard.