New York is a city made famous by its food. Home to a diverse mix of cultures, the Big Apple is filled with all manner of culinary delights, from macaroni cheese to matzo ball soup. However, its the baked goods which really get the taste buds tingling. After all, what could beat a freshly baked croissant or a gooey-in-the-middle chocolate chip cookie? Weve composed a list of New Yorks best bakeries so that, no matter where you are in the city, youll never be far from deliciousness.
Got a hankering for cinnamon brioche? How about a slice of pumpkin ginger spice bread? Well, youre in luck. The Levain Bakery specialises in mouth-watering treats, each morsel utterly divine. Their cookies in particular are amazing; crunchy on the outside and gooey in the middle, a cookie dough lovers idea of heaven. We recommend the dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookie, which is equal measures sweet and savoury; although anything you order is sure to be a winner.
Whether youre craving something sweet or savoury, Momofouku is at your service. From pretzel milk to pumpkin pie cake, this trendy and exciting bakery serves all manner of delicious baked goods with unusual twists. Momofuku has become so popular that they now offer baking classes and sell their own cook book, so you can learn how to make some of their famous dishes, like blueberry and cream cookies. Oh, and theres good news: even if you arent in New York you can still enjoy Momofukus goodies as they ship internationally!
Milk & Cookies Bakery
Your quest for the perfect cookie ends here. The Milk & Cookies Bakery specialises in baking cookies, employing a diverse range of fillings and toppings which sets them apart from all other cookies. After all, how many other bakeries serve bacon cookies? The Milk & Cookies is also proud to use only the finest ingredients to create their masterpieces, although, as they say, the proof is in the pudding.
Situated in the heart of Brooklyn, Scratchbread excels in baking exquisite breads, from focaccia with rosemary, sea salt and chilli to bourbon wheat with pecans. Everything is made with love, with the shops bread artisans only using superior ingredients to produce each loaf. Scratchbread also serves a variety of pastry goods and savoury foods (the kale ceasar salad is particularly delicious and is veggie-friendly), along with a range of sauces which are always a hit with customers.
If you thought sliced bread was innovative, meet the dinkie. A delicious cross between a cake and pancake, dinkies fit into the palm of your hand and come with a vast variety of fillings and toppings, both savoury and sweet. Chow down on a PB&J dinkie or sink your teeth into a mozzarella dinkie whatever flavour you fancy, we doubt youll be disappointed. You can also design your own dinkie, with countless toppings and sauces to choose from, such as marshmallows and vanilla wafers. Dinkies also serves a selection of other dishes, from healthy salads to indulgent meatball subs, which youll be able to wash down with a tall glass of homemade lemonade.
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