Five spots to get buttery biscuits for National Biscuit Day

Empire Biscuit was forced to temporarily shutter today—where else can you get your biscuit fix in NYC?

Buttermilk biscuits at the Derby

Buttermilk biscuits at the Derby Paul Wagtouicz

It’s a food-holiday tragedy—on the biscuit equivalent of Christmas, National Biscuit Day, New York’s own temple to the buttery rounds, Empire Biscuit, was forced to close its doors this morning after a joy killer decided to pull their fire suppression system, unleashing a flood of chemicals throughout their kitchen. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the 24-hour shop is unsure of how long the shop will be closed, “probably 1-3 days.” In the meantime, you can celebrate the flaky festivities by hitting up these five biscuit-slinging spots:

Jacob’s Pickles 
There’s an entire line-up of fried-chicken biscuit sandwiches at this Upper West Side resto, topped with sausage gravy, clover honey pickles or sterling bacon and “picnic sauce,” but purists can opt for from-scratch biscuits and fixins like strawberry-orange preserves and salted butter.

The Derby 
At Rob Shamlian’s latest LES restaurants, the fluffy buttermilk disks can come paired with country ham, peaches and mustard preserves.

Sweet Chick 
The buttermilk biscuits at this fried chickenery are slathered with maple butter, or you can get them brunchified as the base for mornay-sauced eggs benedict.

One of our wallet-friendly brunch favorites, this Williamsburg breakfast abode offers three takes on the Southern classic: a biscuit covered with pork-sausage sawmill gravy, one topped with Kentucky country ham, house-made fig jam and Grafton cheddar, and a simple take with molasses or honey.

Clinton St. Baking Company 
Martha Stewart dubbed Clinton St. chef Neil Kleinberg “the King of Biscuits” and for good reason: he’s the brains behind the bakery’s melt-in-your-mouth signature biscuits, served with raspberry jam and sweet-cream butter or as a sandwich with scrambled eggs, farm cheddar and house-made tomato jam. You can even grab ‘em at dinner, where a gratis basket of mini biscuits starts every meal.