Best Bakeries to Get Classic New York Sweets for the Holidays

Christine Megrejo Christine Megrejo

Best Bakeries to Get Classic New York Sweets for the Holidays
When you get invited to someone’s home, you might consider for a moment bringing a dish. But then you realize what a mess that would make your kitchen, so it’s better to go the easy route and just buy some dessert! Everyone loves dessert. Here are some of the best bakeries to swing by to pick up the most quintessential New York sweets:
Veniero’s Cheesecake


Down in the East Village is a bakery that has been around so long, your grandparents probably know it. It was opene in 1894, so it holds a lot of New York history. And aside from being able to sit down with a cup of coffee and slice yourself, they have some of the best cheesecakes in town to take up to your parents house. Don’t miss out.

Levain’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


Levain’s is a classic, and there’s a reason why they are consistently listed every year as the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. Up on west 74th st, it’s worth the trek to get the biggest, gooiest chocolate chip cookies ever.

Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Cronuts


Thankfully it’s been a few years since the cronut craze came about, so the long line shouldn’t be AS bad anymore. Still, you might want to show up earlier than later as Dominique Ansel Bakery sells out of particular flavors fairly quickly.

William Greenberg’s Black & White Cookies


Right across from the Met, these black and white cookies are to die for.  They are a little expensive but totally worth the price. Bring the gift of the classic cookie to your mother-in-law. She’ll love you for it.

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