It may look like an ultra-modern museum but Bisous Ciao is really a bakery selling macarons and nothing but macarons.
101 Stanton, near Ludlow
- Hours: Tues – Thurs: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm; Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm; Sun: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The organic cafe in the New Museum run by Maury Rubin of the City Bakery. There’s a nice selection of pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads.
235 Bowery, at Prince
Hours Wed: 11am-6pm Thu: 11am-9pm Fri-Sun: 11am-6pm
Kossar’s is the oldest bialy bakery in this country — in business since 1934. Closed for Shabbas, the shop opens after sunset on Saturdays to catch up — and keeps the ovens running late into the night. No charge for the surely service.
367 Grand, near Essex
Hours Sun-Thu, 6am-8pm; Fri, 6am-3pm; Sat. closed until after sunset
They come from far and wide to sample Mark Israel’s delicious artisinal doughnuts. But how to choose? Creme brulee? Tres leches? The blackout? Oh just order one of each.
379 Grand Street, at Essex
Hours Tue-Sun, 6:30am-7pm (or when sold out); Mon, closed
This vegan bakery is famous worldwide for its moist cupcakes and other baked goods.
248 Broome, near Ludlow
Hours Sun-Mon, 10am-8pm; Tue-Thu, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-11pm
Magnolia Bakery alums Debbie Weiner and Peggy Williams run this laid back cupcake cafe on Rivington Street. The pistachio and red velvet varieties are our personal favorites. Cupcakes cost $1.50 each.
126 Rivington, near Essex
A public school teacher turned baker runs this tiny bakery on Eldridge Street. There are savory and sweet cream puffs, sandwiches, cookies and coffee.
129 Eldridge, at Broome
Hours: Tue-Fri: 8am-7pm Sat-Sun: 9am-7pm
The Long Island-city based wholesale bakery sells fresh bread out of a tiny retail stall at the Essex Street Market.
120 Essex Street