15 Best Bakeries in NYC

These places have the sweet side of the New York City covered. Whether you want to have something tasty with your coffee, spoil your kids with sweet treats or just have something outstanding for a special event, visit one of these bakeries. French, Italian, and even Argentine pastry — here’s the list of the best places that will provide you with yummy treasures for any occasion. Each of these bakeries has its own face and delicious goods. Choose those that suit your preferences or just give each of them a go. Make sure you eat something before reading this list, otherwise your neighbors will hear the rumble of your stomach.


#1. Cannelle Patisserie

Delicious French pastry and great coffee — what a way to start your day! Right in the heart of Queens, Cannelle Patisserie offers you a wide choice of mouth-watering pastries, from morning treats to lunch offers. Macaroons and cookies, muffins and croissants for sweet-lovers, brioches and sandwiches for those who are looking for a lunch snack. Freshly baked bread is highly popular and runs out really fast, so consider yourself lucky if you managed to grab one. Wedding cakes are something else. If your big day is on the way, a cake from Cannelle Patisserie will make it even more special.

 Jackson Heights Shopping Center, 75-59 31st Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11370

#2. Levain Bakery

C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me. Oh, never mind the lack of ‘c’ letter, Levain Bakery definitely stands out for cookies. This small place attracts cookie-lovers with the size and outstanding quality of those round sweet yummies. Even though the bakery itself is quite small and might be packed, give it a try and you won’t regret it. How about a cookie so huge that you probably won’t be able to finish on your own? We especially recommend chocolate ones — grab a friend and become cookie monsters together.

 167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023,  2167 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY, 10026,  Wainscott Village Shopping Center 354 Montauk Hwy, Wainscott, NY 11975

#3. Mille-Feuille Bakery

If only all other bakeries were like this tiny adorable place, what a world would we live in! Well, a world where you enjoy best macarons and coffee on a daily basis. And that’s exactly what you can do at Mille-Feuille Bakery. Fair warning, be ready for perfection because that’s the only option you will get here. Get ready to spend all your mornings here, savoring coffee and pastry and enjoying the life.

 2175 Broadway, New York, NY 10023,  552 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

#4. Zucker Bakery

It is a special place that brings you the memories of a childhood and happy times. This bakery has its own character, atmosphere, and spirit that will provide you with a minute of calmness and delight during the rush of a modern life. Excellent pastries, spicy and sweet handmade cookies, sweet bars and buns with a hint of care, adventures and joy — bet you wouldn’t even think about running into bakery like that. It is a pleasure to discover places like Zucker Bakery, and we are more than happy to share it with you.

 433 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

#5. Eclair Bakery

Spoil yourself a little with a coffee and delicious dessert at this majestic place. It offers a wide range of éclairs, from chocolate and caramel to raspberry and pistachio — even if you’re not a fan of this particular treat, you might change your mind afterwards. But éclairs are just the top of the iceberg. A whole lot of other French pastries are waiting for you. Croissants, pies, tarts and brioches of all kinds, and it all taste divine. Wonderful coffee to go with your pastry and voila, a perfect treat for a perfect day.

 305 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

#6. Bay Ridge Bakery

Demand the fruit tarts right from the doorstep at the top of your lungs. Or probably not. Anyway, you got the point — fruit tarts are a must-try, save some space for them. You can ask your friends to help you, of course, but who will want to share this treasure? No one, simple as that. Once you are done with it, move on to the profiteroles, éclairs, baklava, and cannoli. Don’t say it’s too much, we believe in you. Grab freshly baked bread on your way back home, we are sure the whole household will thank you. Best baked goods on a daily basis, that’s Bay Ridge Bakery.

 7805 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

#7. Sal & Dom's Pastry Shop

Sixty years of fair service has gained this bakery a first-class reputation. Original Italian recipes and excellent quality — Sal & Dom’s Pastry Shop is a place where traditions and experience run the show. It seems like nothing has changed during the decades. The best of Italian pastry, polished and improved through years of baking. Turnovers and croissants, donuts and muffins, cookies and cakes of all sizes and flavors. If you are a person who stick to places with a long-term history, this pastry shop is perfect for you.

 1108 Allerton Ave, Bronx, NY 10469

#8. Dulce De Leche Bakery

Small place but with such great pastries. Mmmousses, cupcakes, cakes, and tarts — no sweet tooth will be able to resist. Come to think of it, why would someone even want to? Every dessert is flawless and deserves a gold medal for taste and look. Breakfast or lunch, any time is good to visit this bakery. Soup, salad or sandwich is a perfect choice for a lunch break, and sweet pastry is the best way to finish it. The place might be crowded but it’s a good indication of the quality of food presented here, which is spectacular.

 6606 Bergenline Ave, West New York, NJ 07093

#9. Zeppieri & Sons Italian Bakery

From a small baked bread shop to a family bakery — a history of this charming place is absolutely fascinating. It’s not just an ordinary bakery, it’s a family business where traditions and honor win customers back again and again. Pies, cakes, rolls, and bread of exceptional quality and taste — and all of that made with love and care that can only be acquired if you put your soul in what you do. Italian pastry and a little bit — or maybe a lot — of homey atmosphere will make any day a special one.

 3004 Buhre Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

#10. Circo's Pastry Shop

If pastry was an art, Circo’s will become a new Louvre. No artificial flavours, only natural ingredients and the best Italian pastry for any occasion. Absolutely divine cannoli. Éclairs and napoleons are beyond description. Circo’s Pastry Shop is a place where it is known that food should not only taste incredibly but also look divine — desserts look like a real masterpiece here. A real feast for your eyes and tummy will bright up your day immensely, just give it a chance to win your heart.

 312 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

#11. Almondine Bakery

A note of a Parisian life at the heart of the NYC. La crème brulee, la baguette, la…thing, whatever. French desserts are the extent of our interest anyway. Almond cookies will charm its way to your heart, fruit tarts are sinfully good, muffins and macaroons are even worse (we meant better) if it’s even possible. Coffee and croissant are a big almighty yes at this place. No wonder Almondine Bakery is always full. But don’t let it scare you away, you’ll miss out on the best sweet treats in your life otherwise.

 85 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

#12. Breads Bakery

This place is something else for sure. You won’t find glam flim flam here, only good old school baked stuff. A perfect choice if you want to spoil yourself or your loved ones with something tasty from time to time. Chocolate rugelach and marzipan challah should already be on your try-at-first-opportunity list but have you heard about their chocolate babka? Drop everything you might’ve been busy with and go for it. If it doesn’t blow your mind, we don’t know what will.

 18 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003,  42nd St And Sixth Ave Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036,  1890 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

#13. Lulu's Bakery

You probably don’t expect something diet-suitable while entering a bakery but Lulu’s knows better. Try a cheesecake that is not only super tasty but is also sugar free. Promise, you’ll come back again and bring your friends along. Amazing cakes and pastries of outstanding quality and sweetness. Cupcakes are probably the best in the NYC — these small little sunshines are so beautiful and so delicious, no wonder it’s one of the most popular desserts in the world. Meet your new addiction, Lulu’s Bakery.

 185-26 Union Turnpike, Queens, NY 11366

#14. Ferrara Bakery & Café

Little Italy’s secret treasure, Ferrara Bakery & Café will make you go on a journey without leaving the café. What we are talking about? Bringing you straight to Italy, of course. This family bakery is known for making traditional Italian desserts that taste exactly like the ones in Italy. Give it a try and prove us wrong. Homemade ice-cream and gelato, sfogliatella and biscotti, and absolutely wonderful Lobster tail — anything you choose will be filled with passion, emotions and sunny atmosphere of Italy, granted.

 195 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

#15. Patisserie Claude

Psst, come closer! Want to know a secret? Patisserie Claude offers the best croissants in NYC that taste exactly like the ones you had in France. Oh, you haven’t been to France? Not a big deal. Come to Patisserie Claude and try the most authentic croissants on this side of the ocean — or anywhere else apart from France. Quiches and pain au chocolates are also worth a try. But seriously, you know what you should get here. It might be a hole-in-the-wall kind of place but who cares when you can get the best croissant of your life?

 187 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
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