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Favorite Chinatown bakery?

I have a few favorite bakeries on Grand street but I'm wondering if other people have suggestions .

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  1. I like Dragon Land, 125 Walker, and Golden Dragon Boat, 111 Bowery.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      Thanks for the suggestion. Golden Dragon Boat is now my favorite!! What a good selection they have!

    2. Please tell us what your favorites are, houdipuffy, and more importantly, what makes them notable.

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      1. re: Pan

        I like Lucky on Grand but my favorite is the Double Crispy Bakery on Grand off of Bowery. It's small but it's baked goods are superior.

        1. re: houdipuffy

          Double Crispy's fairly new, right? I've stuck my head in there but haven't picked up anything. What's especially good?

          1. re: squid kun

            I usually choose from the baked goods on the side, rather than the pastries at the counter. I like the raisin and lemon twist roll (that's what I call it, anyway)

            1. re: houdipuffy

              Thanks – I recall seeing some good-looking stuff there. Will have to check it out.

            2. re: squid kun

              Double Crispy opened over the summer, something like 215 days ago :) They have some good egg tarts. Some are obviously made with mixes, given the bright colors, but some are more from scratch. I found the durian to be quite tasty. Last time I was there they had 8 different kinds: taro, cheese, egg, milk, coffee, durian, custard, black sesame.
              http://static.flickr.com/74/157877478...
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              I like their tarts more than those at the Egg Custard King mini chain.

              1. re: Peter Cuce

                Wow, I was just in the area today and noticed this place for the first time. I'm still getting to know the area around the Grand St. stop, as the B/D is only recently my subway of choice for getting to Chinatown. I'll have to check it out. When you say some are "obviously" made from scratch while others are from mixes, do you mean ALWAYS (like, if the coffee ones are always from mix) or some days certain flavors are made from scratch and some aren't?

        2. for steamed buns, lucky king on grand is my current favorite.

          1. The Bakery on the NE corner of East Broadway and Essex. Best Custard buns going. Good coffee too.

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            1. re: Sweatshirt Guy

              Do you mean Golden Carriage on the NW corner? The NE corner is a column of marble...

            2. For baked pork buns, 9 Chatham Sq. Restaurant has been my favorite for years!

              http://wanderingeater.blogspot.com/

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