BAKERIES

Here are some of our favorite spots for picking up freshly-baked treats to go.

Also see out guide to hot chocolate, doughnuts, over-the-top sit-down dessert destinations and all sweet treats, plus fun family activities in each neighborhood.

DOWNTOWN

Eataly NYC Downtown

185 Greenwich Street

The 40,000 square feet  outpost of Italian marketplace Eataly is focused on bread, but you can also find delizioso pizza, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken, chocolate, gelato and (post-pandemic) weekend kids cooking classes.

Choose from five restaurants, nine take-away counters (including gelato), two caffès, and one wine bar. Shop more than 10,000 high-quality imported Italian and local seasonal products spread over the f , including  salt, extra virgin olive oil, dried pasta, fresh truffles, aged balsamic vinegar and a mix-and-math Venchi chocolate bar.

Watch fresh pasta shapes, gooey mozzarella cheese and other products being made.

Look for more than 500 signs that tell the story of different products, from ancient tradition to modern place in Italian cuisine, plus a cool pasta shape map of Italy. Shop for kid-friendly kitchenware and books.

Levain Bakery NOHO

340 Lafayette Street at Bleecker Street

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this Noho outpost of the legendary UWS bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous, super-gooey, six-ounce cookies in four flavors: Two Chip Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip & Oatmeal Raisin (plus a gluten-free chocolate chip option). The whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier).

Daily 7am – 10 pm

Maman

237 Centre Street

Stop in for brunch or grab a quick bite to-go at this lovely café with rustic décor touches around every corner & beautiful floral installations indoors and in the gorgeous garden.

Warm cookies, including a large legendary chocolate chip, are baked all day. Plus enjoy an assortment of pastries, excellent coffee, hot chocolate (look for special seasonal flavors), salads, inventive beverages, and more French/North African yumminess.

Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6 pm
Saturday-Sunday 8 am-6 pm
Kitchen closes at 4pm daily

Other locations include UES (E 81st & 3rd ave), UWS (W 81st & Amsterdam, midtown (601 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street), Bryant Park (11 West 41st Street), Rockefeller Center, NoMad(22 West 25th Street), West Village (28 Greenwich Avenue), 67 University Place, 275 Hudson at King, 205 Hudson,   Tribeca (211 West Broadway), Cobble Hill and Greenpoint.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring Street between Sullivan & Thompson

French bakery Dominique Ansel has delicious classic and post-modern pastries and specular seasonal desserts like hot chocolate with a blossoming marshmallow flower, frozen s’mores and milk in a chocolate chip cookie cup.

If you see a line down the block it’s probably for a cronut, the rightly famous croissant-doughnut hybrid pastry with flavors that change monthly (which can be pre-ordered online) . Go right to the counter for anything else. Healthy options like salads and a yummy avocado toast also available. Limited seating in the back and in a seasonal courtyard.

Essex Market

88 Essex St

Sample fresh, affordable, and high quality food and other items from 40+ small businesses in this Lower East Side fixture.

Shop vendors with individual stories and distinctive personality for delicious treats like cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine, cheeseburger empanadas from Dominican Cravings, ube ice cream from  L.E.S. Ice Cream Factory and many more diverse options.

Lots of tables available at the light-filled mezzanine with a view to a demo kitchen, or sit outside on the Essex Market Street Seat on Broome St. on the southern end of the market. Sit down for a memorable meal at over-the-top pancake emporium Shopsin’s.

Engaging displays by the entrance tell the market’s history that began 1818 as a covered market on Grand Street between Essex and Ludlow streets. In the basement, find 20+ more vendors at the  Market Line, spacious bathrooms and a Tenement Museum exhibit ‘An America Potluck’ featuring evocative ethnic food

Monday – Thursday 8 am–8 pm
Friday & Saturday 8 am – 9 pm
Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Individual vendor hours vary

Supermoon Bakehouse

120 Rivington Street

Try classic and inventive doughnuts, croissants, cruffins (croissant muffins with different fillings), pies, and other pastries hand-rolled and hand-crafted from grain, flour, fruit and vegetables sourced from local farms & mills in Upstate New York (except the butter, imported from a farm in Normandy, France).

Almost spherical doughnuts come in three rotating flavors, from good goth doughnut with squid ink, black-sesame crème pâtissière, and activated-charcoal sugar to lychee and raspberry jelly to chocolate brioche.

Shiny, pink-heavy branding decor includes a neon ‘Bite Me’ sign.

Decadent care packs for pick-up (skip the usual line) or delivery go on sale every Monday and sell out quickly.

Friday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Le District

220 Vesey Street

Mangez on freshly made croissants, crepes, frites and more delicious treats in a French shopping district within happening Brookfield Place. Take your treat to the terrace for a view of the French-in-origin Lady Liberty.

Ladurée Soho

398 W Broadway

Escape to Ladurée’s pastel Parisian wonderland, where the only stress is choosing among the 25+ colorful flavors, from salted caramel to strawberry marshmallow – plus chocolate covered macarons, fancy French ice cream, macaron ice cream sandwiches, sorbets and more sweet treats.

Get your treats to go or dine on casual yet sophisticated French fare including salads, sandwiches and croissants in h ornate dining room or magical garden.

Other, smaller locations without seating include 864 Madison Ave (at East 71st Street) and carts in Hudson Yards and Columbus Circle.

Monday- Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday-Friday 10am – 11pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am – 11pm

MarieBelle

484 Broome Street

Sip on thick, delicious signature hot chocolate made from pure cacao shavings instead of chocolate powder to go or in an elegant, antique filled Cocoa Bar. Choose from four different flavors; Aztec, Milk Hazelnut, Spiced Chocolate and White Chocolate.

Bite size bonbons decorated with unique, colorful cocoa-based design and tins of hot chocolate shavings make excellent (though pricey) gifts. House made pastries, from lemon tarts, to chocolate mousse cake, are also delicious.

Take afternoon tea with assorted gourmet finger sandwiches, madeleines, scones, jam and butter, and signature petite chocolate fondue served with pastries, macarons, and fruit.

Daily 12–7 pm

Molly’s Cupcakes

228 Bleecker Street

Try moist cupcakes in a multitude of flavors in this cute, yellow bakeshop.

Customize your own cupcake- choose a base (chocolate, vanilla, carrot, red velvet or banana), frosting (classic vanilla, chocolate, cream cheese, brown butter or french buttercream) and toppings (chocolate chips, m&m’s® reese’s pieces, gummy bears, brownie chunks or chocolate chip cookie chunks) or choose a signature center-filled flavor like Cookie Monster (filled with cookie dough), Samoa, Peach Cobbler or Peanut Butter Nutella.

Vegan cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, pies (all in multiple flavors) and other treats also available.

Named after the owner’s third-grade teacher – a portion of profits is donated directly to local schools.

Funny Face Bakery

319 Lafayette St

The artistry is amazing on these pop culture frosted sugar cookies – choose from NYC icons, celebrity faces, pizza rat, iphones, clever phrases and so much more. Custom creations available for anything (or any face- just upload a photo). Watch cookie artists at work behind the counter in the cute purple dream of the store. Take photos with animated cookies lining the grape-ice-colored walls, a “Hey Sugar” neon sign, and a floor-length selfie mirror.

Oversized gooey drop cookies are tasty too; try classics like chocolate chip and fun flavors like S’mores, salted caramel pretzel chip and toffee-nana.

Also at Seaport.

Daily 11 am – 8 pm

UNION SQUARE/FLATIRON

Dominique Ansel Workshop

17 East 27th Street

Pastry legend Dominique Ansel’s newest shop is a celebration of croissants,  located inside the pastry production kitchens in Flatiron. Stop in for a taste of all different types of croissants and breakfast viennoiserie – pain au chocolat, ham & Gruyère, Chocolate Hazelnut S’mores Danishes, Pistachio Swirls, Raspberry Riz au Lait Cubes, Brown Sugar DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann) and more rotating options.

Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday-Sunday 8 am – 6 pm

Ole & Steen Union Square

873 Broadway at 19th Street

Dine on delicious local takes on Danish classics. Each dish – from sourdoughs to salads – features thoughtfully sourced seasonal ingredients at this acclaimed artisanal Danish bakery and coffee shop with three NYC outposts – sleek yet inviting spaces designed with a sense of Danish hygge and hospitality.
Pick up freshly made bread in a range of whole grains, cakes, tarts and danish traditional pastries to go or have a meal with hearty breakfasts, fresh salads and sandwiches. Varieties of gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.

Our favorites include Cinnamon Social, Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Puff (decorated as ghosts and trees at holidays), Ølander sourdough Loaf and Marinated Portobello Sandwich. Look for fun sesonal treats like Chocolate Bat Muffins at Halloween and cream-filled Fastelavnsbollers in February

Monday-Friday 7 am–7 pm
Saturday-Sunday 8 am–7 pm

Also by Bryant Park (80 West 40th Street & 6th Avenue) and 518 Lexington Avenue at E 48th Street (limited menu).

Dough

14 West 19th St at Fifth Avenue

Delicious yeast doughnuts are made in small batches throughout the day in inventive Latin-American flavors like chocolate chipotle, hibiscus, passion fruit and dulce de leche plus traditional glazed and chocolate.

Visit other locations in Rockefeller Center, Urbanspace Vanderbilt (230 Park Avenue at 45th St), Prospect Heights (646 Vanderbilt Ave) and Astoria


Monday-Saturday 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday 9 am – 6 pm

MIDTOWN

Angelina Paris NYC

1050 6th Ave at West 40th Street

Travel to Belle Epoque France at an outpost of  an iconic Parisian tea room and dessert café founded in 1903.

Get pastries, macarons, the iconic Angelina hot chocolate and the signature Mont-Blanc (meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli) to go, or sit in the gorgeous dining room for brunch (served all day), afternoon tea, sweet treats and savory brasserie classics: Niçoise salad, Croque-Monsieur, onion soup, or the Angelina Croissant filled with scrambled eggs and cheese, ham, or smoked salmon. Light and modern seasonal dishes, from seasonal vegetable soup to a vegan quinoa salad, include gluten-free and vegetarian options, but the hot chocolate, served in a dramatic presentation, is worth the indulgence.

Keep the Parisian vibes going at Bryant Park across the street.

Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 7 pm
Kitchen closes thirty minutes before close

Citycakes Bakery

251 West 18th Street

Get some of city’s best cookies – signature half pound size treats can be covered in frostings with sprinkles, halved and filled with two scoops of gelato for an amazing ice cream sandwich, or stacked 3x high to make a unique little cookie cake. No on-site seating available.

Schmackary’s

362 West 45th Street at Ninth Avenue

Try dozens of creative cookie flavors, brownies, bar, Krispie Treats and ‘Schmackaroons’ at ‘Generation Y’s answer to the Old Time Bake Shop.’ Flavors rotate daily; look for Maple Bacon, Key Lime and Schmackaroni & Cheese along side classic Chocolate Chip and Cookies & Cream. Ice cream shakes and (humongous, messy) sandwiches also availble.

Shop is cute with an old-fashioned vibe but small with limited seating including outdoor benches. Can get crowded but service is quick. A great spot for a treat before or after a Broadway show.

Sunday-Tuesday 10 am – 10 pm
Wednesday -Saturday 9 am – 10 pm

William Greenberg – Hudson Yards

30 Hudson Yards

Pick up the famous black and white cookies (and more colorful variations), cupcakes, fruit tarts, pies and cakes, rugelach, linzer tarts, schnecken, babka, hot cross buns and hamantaschen, brownies and more classic treats and new creations at this outpost of the 1946 UES Kosher bakery in the new high-design mall Hudson Yards.

Food at Bryant Park

42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

To-go kiosks feature favorite savory and sweet treats in one lovely location. Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above). Lots of tables and chairs available or picnic on the lovely lawn.

If the weather is not cooperative with al fresco dining, take the food to the leaf-covered lobby of the Citibank on the northwest corner of 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue or visit Danish bakery Ole & Steen and French patisserie Angelina Paris across 40th Street at Sixth Avenue.

Relax and recharge at outdoor restaurant The Porch, located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace. Dine on burgers, salads and more (plus a full bar for grown-ups) on swings and lounge furniture (daily 12-9 pm, weather permitting).

The more formal Bryant Park Grill features New American-style dining set behind the New York Public Library on the park’s Upper Terrace Bryant. Reservations suggested for the dining room, but the outdoor patio garden and rooftop garden are first-come-first-service. From mid April to November (weather permitting),  the adjacent Bryant Park Café features a more casual new American-style menu and bar (daily 11:30am-8:30pm).

Bibble & Sip

253 West 51st Street

Try sweet treats based in French confectionery and inspired by Asian flavors. Choose from cute macarons, gourmet coffee, espresso, and pastries and more. All baked goods are freshly house made, even the granola on the yogurt and marshmallow on the hot chocolates.

Some indoor seating.

Monday-Friday 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10 am-8 pm

UPPER WEST SIDE

Levain Bakery

351 Amsterdam at West 77th Street

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this legendary bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous, super-gooey, six-ounce cookies in five flavors: Two Chip Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip & Oatmeal Raisin (plus a gluten-free chocolate chip option).

Other options include sour cream coffee cake, brioches, whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier).

Outposts also in Harlem, the UES, NoHo and Williamsburg.

Daily 7 am – 9 pm

Alice’s Tea Cup

102 West 73rd Street at Columbus Avenue

Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups.

Gets crowded on weekends; reservations recommended. Go early to beat the crowds (or take the scones to go for a Central Park picnic).

Also in the East 60s.


Wednesday–Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Orwashers UWS

440 Amsterdam Avenue @ 81st Street Upper West Side

Try some of the best jelly donuts in the city, plus choose from salads, sandwiches, amazing healthy artisanal bread and not-so-healthy pastries at the UWS outpost of the 100+-year-old Orwashers Bakery with counter service and indoor/outdoor seating.

Also at 308 East 78th Street (between 1st & 2nd Aves).

Monday-Saturday 7 am – 6 pm
Sunday 7 am – 6 pm

Épicerie Boulud

1900 Broadway at West 64th Street

Chef Daniel Boulud’s casual outpost is one of our favorite stops before or after Lincoln Center shows. My daughter gets a gourmet hot dog, I have a tasty salad or quiches, my son gets a hearty sandwich, we all end with colorful macarons. Counter service with limited seating; we like to go across the street to Dante Park or Lincoln Center on sunny days – then come back for the artisanal gelato.

By the Way Bakery

2442 Broadway at 91st Street

A small cute bakery with muffins, cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more tasty treats, all of which happen to be gluten free but appeal to those without allergies too.

Also on the UES (1236 Lexington Avenue), Greenwich, CT and Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester.

Daily 8 am–6 pm

UPPER EAST SIDE

Levain Bakery UES

1484 Third Avenue between 84th and 83rd Streets

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous, super-gooey, six-ounce cookies in five flavors: Two Chip Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip & Oatmeal Raisin (plus a gluten-free chocolate chip option). The whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier).

Off-the-menu ice cream sandwich – two three-ounce cookies surrounding vanilla ice cream from Ample Hills – available on occasion, follow their instagram for updates.

Noglu

1266 Madison Avenue at East 91st Street

Everything is 100% gluten-free and organic at this cozy French import featuring gourmet meals, pastries and coffee. The menu changes with the seasons  but you can always find classic signature dishes such as burgers (classic or vegetarian) and quiches. First floor is take-away counter service, the second floor is casual sit-down table service.

William Greenberg

1100 Madison Avenue, 82nd & 83rd Streets

Pick up the famous black and white cookies (and more colorful variations), chocolate chip cookies (available chocolate dipped or gluten-free), cupcakes, fruit tarts, pies and cakes, rugelach, linzer tarts, schnecken, babka, hot cross buns and hamantaschen, brownies and more classic treats and new creations at this UES Kosher bakery, around since 1946.

Also in Hudson Yards.

Monday-Friday 8 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4pm

Bel Ami

30 East 68th Street at Madison

This small, authentic French café and patisserie tucked away off Madison Avenue serves delicious, not-too-bitter hot chocolate, plus delicious pastries, sandwiches, macarons, hot chocolate and more. Limited seating among cute decor in a pretty historic district