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Kosher bakery in Manhattan

mikeinnyc Jan 8, 2007 04:08 PM

Looking for a kosher bakery for a cake for my daughter's birthday. Any suggestions?

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    JessGoldberg261 Feb 4, 2007 10:00 AM

    Crumbs is yummy, and they just opened a new branch on 8th street

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      EvanM Jan 16, 2007 09:46 PM

      Fairway makes great custom cakes at reasonable prices, and I think Moishe's on 2nd Avenue does good work. their rugalech and some danishes and strudels are fabullous. I think their cheese strudel is good too, but pretty sure they do birthday cakes to order. Gruenebaum (Gideons) in Washnigton Heights always had birthday cakes in stock... I guess they still do though haven't been there in a while

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        jesse Jan 16, 2007 06:29 PM

        The sheet cake at the East Side branch is pretty incredible. Yellow cake with lemon icing. The fact that it is kosher didn't play into our decision to purchase, and everyone was thrilled with it. In my opinion, their cake is much better than their cupcakes.

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          DeisCane Jan 11, 2007 05:18 PM

          I've only had the cupcakes--at their east side location--and they were good (ie not great). :-)

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            Clarissa Jan 11, 2007 05:05 PM

            I tried Buttercup once (while scouting it for a friend's birthday cake) and wasn't impressed.

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              DeisCane Jan 11, 2007 04:45 PM

              Buttercup is one of those Magnolia spinoffs. It's good.

              1. KosherNY Jan 11, 2007 04:39 PM

                I here Buttercup Bake Shop is pretty good...and it's under OKS.

                141 West 72nd Street
                Between Broadway & Columbus Avenue Map data ©2007 TeleAtlas - 10023

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                  tomby Jan 11, 2007 04:13 PM

                  My most favorite dessert. Also, make sure you check the hashgacha on Greenberg.

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                    DeisCane Jan 9, 2007 12:38 PM

                    Greenberg has good cakes. Fairway has some damn good milchig cakes too.

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                    1. re: DeisCane
                      mikeinnyc Jan 9, 2007 01:14 PM

                      Where is Greenberg? I'm in the gramercy park area.

                      1. re: mikeinnyc
                        DeisCane Jan 9, 2007 02:59 PM

                        It's on Madison in the high 70s on the west side of the street.

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                      Clarissa Jan 9, 2007 01:47 AM

                      One good place is William Greenberg. Very good desserts, pretty expensive but worth it. Some people like Crumbs, but I've never tried anything there.

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                        Luckydog Jan 9, 2007 09:56 PM

                        I was on the UES a few weeks ago and tried Crumbs for the first time. It's a good thing for me that they're not located anywhere near where I live. I'd be a frequent customer! Their cupcakes are first rate. Not only beautiful but delicious. They even offer parve cake selections, if pre ordered.

                      2. pitagirl Jan 9, 2007 12:53 AM

                        the only one I know is Gertels downtown and it's eh

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                        1. re: pitagirl
                          Luckydog Jan 9, 2007 09:56 PM

                          Is Gertel's even offering retail service any more?

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                          DeisCane Jan 8, 2007 08:53 PM

                          Where in Manhattan? Dairy or pareve?

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