It seemed like everyone was baking bread or feeding their sourdough starter in the past year. But in a city full of great bakeries, leaving it to the professionals has its benefits. The best places across New York City make an array of great bread, pastries, and sweet cakes (who has the time for all that in a tiny NYC apartment?). The bakers and pastry chefs behind these shops are true talents in a city where only the best can stay afloat.
For a bakery to be considered for this list, it must serve both yeasted breads and an assortment of breakfast pastries and more intricate sweets, such as cakes, pies, tarts, and cookies. Bakeries that only make a handful of items were excluded, as were strictly wholesale operations or those that only sell their goods at greenmarkets. Here are 15 essential to New York City’s bread and sweets scene.
Note: This map is arranged geographically from north to south.
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