Tim Hortons, Canada’s favourite coffee and donut pit stop, is rolling into New York with many locations opening up today. This means that at this time tomorrow (even though I don’t take sugar in my coffee) I could be getting a double double from their new Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Penn Station or Times Square locations. Two locations are also planned for Brooklyn.
I’m flying out to New York today and although it won’t be a long trip, I’m looking forward to seeing this amazing city once again. I was last there six years ago for a quick weekend stay while I was living in Boston — and I swear one of these days I’ll spend more than 48 hours in the city.
Tim Hortons chain has already been in the US for several year and has headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. I’m unsure how Americans will take to our TimHo coffee especially after seeing how many Vancouverites (according to a poll I ran on my site a while back) prefer specialty roasts from cafes.
During my time in Boston I became a fan of two things (coffee-wise): Dunkin Donuts, and Peet’s. Peet’s in Cambridge was a regular pit stop for me when I was taking the shuttle to work and I visited my first Peet’s in Berkeley about seven years ago. Double D or D Squared was like my ‘Tim Hortons away from home’. The location in the Harvard red line station was also a morning pit stop (in case I missed my shuttle). My mother is still a fan of their roasts so I usually pick up a pack from Target when making an afternoon shopping trip south of the border as well.
It’s kind of neat to think that I could be ordering the same thing tomorrow morning as I did today – although if anyone has some suggestions on where I can get breakfast tomorrow (preferably some place with the word “diner” in the title) that would be great.