After celebrating its 116th anniversary last month, Glaser’s Bake Shop has just announced they will be closing at the end of the month.
Made famous by Seinfeld for their iconic New York black and white cookies, the UES bakeshop is more than just a neighborhood staple. After the episode (called “The Dinner Party”) the bakery’s delicious treats caught the attention of many. The cookies are baked by Glaser himself, and come as a normal-sized cookie—as opposed to the large ones you’ll find around the city these days.
While most long standing restaurants tend to close due to skyrocketing rent prices, Glaser actually owns the building and lives above the bakeshop. The family, who has been working the shop since 1902, is ready for a break from baking. Although they may be known for their black and white cookies, they also make wonderful pies, pastries, and cakes.
If you plan to stop by for a final black and white cooke (or as many that you can carry in bags) be sure to bring enough cash, as it is cash only!
Glaser’s Bake Shop: 1670 1st Avenue