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Looking for a good bakery in the West 50s

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Frequently have a craving for something sweet to get through those late afternoons in the office. Can't stand those delis with cookies and cakes all pre-wrapped. Any good place near the West 50s? I have gone to Ruby and Violette for their chocolate chip cookies and the lemon ones are the best. Besides that I have been unable to find anything in the Midtown West food wasteland. Thanks for any suggestions to make the afternoons go by sweeter.

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  1. It may be a little far south and west, but Amy's bread on 9th & 46th is excellent.

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      1. There is a bakery on the corner of 52nd (or 53rd) and 8th Ave next to a Starbucks that I can't name, but I have worked in the area forever and gotten good b&w cookies, brownies and an occasional birthday cake there. It's not landmark, but very good and steps above pre-wrapped Entemann's in other places!

        1. Brigita -- the place that you are thinking of is D'Aiuto's. Excellent stuff, but their prices have jumped in the past year.

          1. Oh, OK. I haven't been in a while. Duly noted. It's a hoof, but the Time Warner Center has a Whole Foods that must have something decent.

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            1. re: Brigita

              I had one of their fatfree muffins last week - YUM. Super tasty and crispy on top, plus it was a reasonable (ie, not gargantuan) size.

              1. re: Brigita

                Well, if you're in Time Warner Center and willing to splurge, there's Bouchon Bakery...