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AssociEat Dec 3, 2006 08:00 AM

Where can I get good black-and-white cookies in Manhattan? Midtown or the Village preferred, if possible. Thanks, Hounds!

  1. guttergourmet Dec 3, 2006 12:19 PM

    Moishe's bakery on 2nd avenue around 7th street

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    1. re: guttergourmet
      marlie202 Dec 3, 2006 02:09 PM

      I agree with Moishe's

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      shortstop Dec 3, 2006 04:00 PM

      These search results should help:


      My faves are at William Greenbergs, but that is not Midtown.

      The stuff I have tasted from Moishe's did not live up to the praise Moishe's receives here on the board. (but I should qualify that I generally do not like parve baked goods.)

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        ben61820 Dec 3, 2006 04:41 PM

        have to agree with the above posters - Moishe's is the place to go. that being said,i think you can find a very acceptable black and white at many of the little bodega's, etc. around the city. the plain ol' ones that're wrapped up near the cash register that you always see. i know lots of people will disagree, but i think many of them are fine. Not at all to the standards of the awesome Moishe's but still not a bad cookie.
        go to moishe's, its well worth it. a great place in general.

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        1. re: ben61820
          AssociEat Dec 4, 2006 04:35 AM

          It looks like I will try Moishe's. Thanks very much, all!

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          haleyjen Dec 3, 2006 05:52 PM

          Greenbergs...no question. They even do a blue and white version for Hannukah.

          1. Spoony Bard Dec 3, 2006 09:06 PM

            Rocco's on Bleeker is the best I've found. Haven't been to the places mentioned by others, but it's been highly recommended on this board by some who have. Do Moishe's or Greenbergs have an apricot jam layer beneath the icing? That and the less spongy cookie are the key to Rocco's.

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            1. re: Spoony Bard
              Striver Dec 4, 2006 12:44 PM

              I'm a fan of Greenberg's B&W's (ever since the lamentable closing of Lichtman's Hungarian bakery on 86th and Amsterdam, many years ago; their B&W set the standard for me).

              There's no jam under Greenberg's icing - but that would make the cookie other than a classic Black&White, IMO. Also, while I don't like cookies that are too soft, the B&W cookie should be somewhat cakey in texture and give, and not hard or crisp. Obviously, YMMV.

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              Pan Dec 3, 2006 10:08 PM

              I'm a loyal regular customer at Moishe's, but - surprise, surprise! - I thought the black&white I had at Hot & Crusty on 89th and Broadway was better! (Better vanilla taste, a bit firmer texture.) I still like Moishe's, though.

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                TipsyMcStagger Dec 4, 2006 04:39 AM

                My favorite without doubt is at Glaser's Bake Shop on 1st and 87th.

                So good and one of the best bargains at only $1.25 (or maybe $1.50?...I'm not sure but it's still a deal and ten times better than the awful $3 one on the corner of 87th and Lex).


                1. NAtiveNewYorker Dec 4, 2006 01:31 PM

                  Hot and Crusty in Grand Central. Don't knock them until you try them.

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                    haleyjen Dec 4, 2006 01:39 PM

                    I forgot about Glaser's!

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