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Pies, Pastries, and Sweets in Westchester!?!?

MikiLovesSugar Oct 30, 2006 12:34 AM

Wheres the best place ever? my friend and i are ALWAYS doing dessert dates and we need more new places!!

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    arby1 Feb 11, 2008 12:58 PM

    I am a big fan of the baked goods and other desserts at the City Limits Diner. The Valrhona chocolate pudding is better than any chocolate mousse I've ever had.

    1. bosun Feb 10, 2008 09:37 PM

      Topps Bakery, Bronxville
      Amazing jelly doughnuts!!

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        RawTunaFan Feb 11, 2008 07:20 AM

        Agree on the jelly doughnuts at Topps -- although had them a few weeks ago and they werent that great -- my assumption is you have to get them hot and fresh, because they were outrageous when we first tried them!

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          i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Feb 11, 2008 11:47 AM

          I had an upside down black and white cupcake from Topps a few months ago that I still rave about to this day. Think: a black and white cookie, with more cookie, and more icing. YUM.

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            bosun Feb 11, 2008 01:00 PM

            I am going to have to try that out, I love B&W cookies!

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        bananacreampie411 Feb 10, 2008 06:10 PM

        You absolutely HAVE to try the new bakery in Armonk,NY- PERFECT ENDINGS on Main Street! I really do love everything I have tried so far... the cookies(try the chewy coconut!), the pecan/caramel bar, the best cinammon rolls, blackout cake. I must say, the banana cream pie and the lemon tarts are done to perfection, and they are my favorite! I crave them because I am so addicted... I actually had to give them up for lent because I have been going there EVERYDAY to satisfy my new obsession. Let me know what you think!

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          MikiLovesSugar Feb 10, 2008 07:29 PM

          oh man... i LOVE your enthusiasm!!! You sound like how i talk about Lulu's in Scarsdale! You should definitely check out Lulu's! Its amazing, and yes, i go there too much! BUT EVERYTHINGS SO GOOOOOOD!!!
          I will definitely have to try Perfect Endings! I am a lover of Banana Cream Pies... so i might have a new obsession also :-)

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            RawTunaFan Feb 11, 2008 07:22 AM

            Hey Miki -- let me know how the Banana Cream Pie is ...our longtime favorite are the mini banana cream pies at City Limits, with a thick layer of chocolate ganache underneath -- I don't think they can get any better than that!

            And yes, Lulu's is worth raving about. A good thing is they always have new stuff, but sometimes you never see them on the shelves again! --wish they would bring back that banana cookie! Or the rum raisin brownie!

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              Sammy Diaz Feb 11, 2008 11:14 AM

              Went to Perfect Endings. The cinnamon buns were quite delicious, the other stuff was o.k. And tuna you are right, City does make the BEST banana cream pie -- tried perfect endings version doen't hold a candle to City Limits' banana cream pie. I thought it was pudding on the bottom of the pie, but maybe it is ganache or fudge!

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            SLO Dec 12, 2006 09:36 AM

            Bees Cakes in Armonk ...

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              MikiLovesSugar Dec 12, 2006 02:11 PM

              Where is this place? Im interested! and what kinda stuff do they have?!

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                SLO Dec 12, 2006 08:02 PM

                Bea's Cakes
                (914) 273-3612
                29 Maple Ave
                Armonk, NY 10504

                Great cookies, muffins, cakes, etc. worth a trip.

                Some of their goodies are 1/2 price after 2pm

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              jeanki Dec 11, 2006 06:26 PM

              For old fashioned treats Salinger's Orchard and Bakery near Brewster has fresh out of the oven pies and baked goods, jams, and great homemade doughnuts.

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                MikiLovesSugar Dec 12, 2006 02:11 PM

                yummmm... would you happen to have the address?

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                  jeanki Dec 12, 2006 04:55 PM

                  230 Guinea Rd, Brewster NY. they have a website www.salingersorchard.com with directions.

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                rockycat Dec 9, 2006 02:47 AM

                Riviera in Ardsley!

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                  MikiLovesSugar Dec 12, 2006 02:12 PM

                  Of course! i love Riviera! I love their pie crust!

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                  Roman Dec 8, 2006 05:00 PM

                  Chiboust (bakery & bistro) in Tarrytown (www.chiboust.com) which is rated well in Zagat
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                  Jean Jacques - (www.jean-jacques.com) they have two or three locations, one in Pleasantville and one I believe is in Millwood. Desserts almost too beautiful to eat

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                    MikiLovesSugar Dec 12, 2006 02:13 PM

                    Thank you so much for posting the website for chiboust..... it looks absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!

                  2. Nancy C Dec 2, 2006 03:04 PM

                    Check NY Times Westchester/Suburbs edition for 12/2 - has a list of places for holiday sweets.

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                      kams Dec 2, 2006 12:53 PM

                      Antoinette's 417 Warburton Avenue in Hastings on Hudson.
                      A great place for a weekend paper and a cup of coffee. Also many amazing homemade desserts and pastries. A friendly bakery like you don't find anymore.

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                        dolores Nov 28, 2006 06:14 PM

                        That's it, MikiLovesSugar! Guess you already know that one. I'm a sweet-a-holic, I will definitely have to find Connies.

                        Thanks for the thread.

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                          dolores Nov 28, 2006 11:28 AM

                          Kneaded Bread, 181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY, 914.937.9489

                          Also, there is a pie place on the way to the Bronx River Parkway in Scarsdale -- open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Can't think of the name.

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                            MikiLovesSugar Nov 28, 2006 05:51 PM

                            Galloways.... i live right down the street and believe me, i know how good it is!

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                              Sambossanova Dec 12, 2006 03:38 AM

                              galloway's? where is that? I know Scarsdale nside out and I have never heard of it.

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                                i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 12, 2006 10:14 AM

                                69 Harney Road

                                it's very easy to miss. It's after the bronx river pkway entrances going east toward 22.

                                http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h...

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                                laylag May 19, 2007 01:29 PM

                                Guests brought over a pecan pie from Galloway's for Mother's Day and it was unbelievably good, best I've ever tasted. I'm not even a big pecan pie fan - always thought they were too sweet and usually pecans are too well done - overtoasted/overbaked. This was a revelation.

                                Can't wait to get to Galloway's myself and pick some things up. What are the "must have" items there?

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                                  MikiLovesSugar May 19, 2007 09:01 PM

                                  i personally LOVE their banana cream pies!! oh and during the thanksgiving season, they had this DELICIOUS pumpkin white chocolate cookie!!!!! i liked the consistency of the cookie so i bet their other cookies are delicious as well!

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                                  bosun Feb 10, 2008 09:34 PM

                                  I grew up on Galloways (Weekend Bakery). My favorites include their jelly doughnut holes, dinner rolls, and the butter cookies fashioned after gingerbread men sandwiched together with chocolate - too good.

                              3. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Nov 28, 2006 10:37 AM

                                Don't forget to come up to Ossining to go to Quimbaya, the Colombian coffee house on Main Street! They have great hot chocolate (skip the ones made with heavy cream, too rich) and all of the pastries are delicious. Lots of flaky, moist pastries filled with delicious sweet (and savory) fillings.

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                                  MikiLovesSugar Nov 28, 2006 05:52 PM

                                  im droooling... definitely have to take a little ride up!

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                                  janet.gillespie Nov 28, 2006 01:27 AM

                                  Riviera Bake House in Ardsley in incredible! They specialize in fancy cakes (anything you can imagine), but everything else is truly excellent!

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                                    HungryForMore Nov 27, 2006 12:13 AM

                                    Speaking of almond croissants, add Magnificent Edibles on Mamaroneck Ave.in White Plains. Best almond croissants I've ever had.

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                                      chezbill Oct 31, 2006 05:25 PM

                                      Please add La Tulipe in Mount Kisco to your list. The chef Maarten Steenman is top notch - he worked at Fauchon in Paris.

                                      The store can be a bit difficult to find - near a local resturant called Coco Rumba's.

                                      La Tulipe's number is (914) 242-4555

                                      1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 30, 2006 10:25 AM

                                        Riviera in Ardsley, Artuso's in Thornwood

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                                          dolores Oct 30, 2006 09:46 AM

                                          La Renaissance in Larchmont and Kneaded Bread in Port Chester. Tied for the best almond croissants I've ever had.

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                                            MikiLovesSugar Nov 28, 2006 01:41 AM

                                            Where is Kneaded Bread? Ive heard some good things about this place!

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                                              adamclyde Nov 28, 2006 11:27 AM

                                              On main street in port chester, almost underneath the tracks.

                                              Kneaded Bread
                                              181 N Main St
                                              Port Chester, NY 10573
                                              (914) 937-9489
                                              http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h...

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                                                MikiLovesSugar Dec 2, 2006 02:47 AM

                                                Oh.... my... god.......

                                                I went to Kneaded Bread today in Port Chester.... and all i can say is Thank you guys!!!! i was speechlesss when i had their "ring ding" cake or whatever it was callled.... I was in heaven... Everything else looked beautiful also! The loaves, the muffins, the BROWNIES!!!!! and cupcakes!!!!! Since i go to school at Purchase, i will definitely be frequenting this gorgeous bakery!

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                                              pobo May 25, 2007 10:24 AM

                                              Sadly, La Renaissance closed this winter. I lived down the street and it was my Sat am ritual to stop for a pastry and coffee. Nothing else like it in the area (Starbucks does not count).

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                                                dolores May 25, 2007 10:03 PM

                                                I know! I was shocked. Their almond croissants were a treasure.

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                                                  Striver May 26, 2007 09:22 AM

                                                  La Renaissance in Scarsdale is still open (although with a new partner/manager); recent selections have been good - in fact, an improvement over a decline in quality over the last year or so. I still prefer Lulu's overall, but continue to be happy with La Renaissance's signature dacquoise.

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                                                    dolores May 27, 2007 06:24 AM

                                                    Striver, I didn't realize there was another location.

                                                    Where are they in Scarsdale? Thanks.

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                                                      Striver May 28, 2007 07:08 AM

                                                      They're at 9 Harwood Court. If you park by the Scarsdale railroad station and face Zachy's Liquor emporium, there's an arch to your left. Go through the arch, and bear right; Renaissance is just down the street on your right.

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                                                        dolores May 28, 2007 07:13 AM

                                                        Thanks, Striver. I know where you mean now.

                                            3. juweee Oct 30, 2006 02:01 AM

                                              Salzburg Patisserie in Rye. Great place for coffee and a sweet bite of something.

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                                                nrxchef Oct 30, 2006 01:58 AM

                                                Connie's in Mt Kisco is unsurpassed--great quality, great ingredients, farmer's market produce, all hand made. PLUS-- all the profits go to local charities, I live in So. West, but I'm still a huge fan!

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                                                  SLO Oct 30, 2006 09:27 AM

                                                  Where is Connie's? I too want to become a huge fan!

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                                                    J. Sexton Oct 30, 2006 04:52 PM

                                                    41 South Moger, look on www.connies.org for more info. Enjoy!

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                                                      MikiLovesSugar Nov 27, 2006 09:09 PM

                                                      I LOVE CONNIES! thanks for the reccomendation... i too am from southern westchester but it was SOOOO worth it... i had the peanut butter mouse pie and the apple crumb pie!!! definitely going back there soon!

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