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Best desserts in Bergen County?

I just moved to Paramus from NYC and I've yet to find a good place for dessert around me - cupcakes are a must, and I'll even settle for yet another magnolia-like knockoff. Does anyone know of good dessert places and cafes around here? Paramus, Ridgewood, Westwood, Oradell, etc?

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  1. The best bakeries are in lower Bergen County, in my opinion.

    Two bakeries that come to mind are: Rispoli, Ridgefield and
    Palermo, Ridgefield Park. They are both Italian bakeries, with a great selection of cakes and pastries.

    There is also a good French bakery in Teaneck on Queen Anne Road that makes fantastic French cookies and cakes. My family also likes B&W in Hackensack--but I'm not a big fan of their desserts.

    I have found that many other bakeries in my area are disappointing, including Wyckoff Bakery and Sugarflake (Westwood).

    I'll be curious to see what others write.

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    1. re: kim foodie

      I agree about wyckoff bakery, it was good at one time but not so much anymore. But Sugarflake in westwood, are you kidding. I guess you've never tried thier chocolate or vanilla meltaways ( to die for ). The danish is so moist, the croissants, yum. The belgium chocolate cake is so good if you are a real chocolate lover, the onion rolls and the salt sticks are so good, should I go on?

      1. re: christina L

        Saw the meltaways for the very first time yesterday in the "new" Mazurs Bakery. Can't wait to give them a try :)

    2. I'm not a big fan of anything other than "homemade" but I do like French bakeries. I haven't been to the on in Teaneck in a few years, but it was always good. Le Petit Gateau on Kinderkamack Road in Park Ridge is very good.

      1. There is a French style pastry shop in Dumont (not too far from Oradell) that is quite good- La Petite Patisserie, on Madison Ave just off of Washington.

        1. I agree with La Petite Patisserie- it is fabulous, but sells out early as do most good places. Also- I love the beehives at B+W in Hackensack, and their crumb cake. It's a German Bakery so stick with Black Forest Cakes, crumb cake, and cream-filled items.

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          1. re: vick23

            I just saw the La Petite Patisserie is closed for good. Any idea why?

            1. re: itoNYoshi22

              No idea why they closed, but from the area and a new bakery just opened literally this week. Went in, very nicely decorated and clean. They specialize in cupcakes and cheesecakes and are seriously the best thing I ever tasted. in storefront they sell cupcakes and cheesecake cupcakes and the full size cheesecakes are special order. Looks like it is going to do really well.

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