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Nov 1, 2007 05:21 AM

Lulu's in Scarsdale, NY.... Not Just Cakes!

I decided to stop in yesterday afternoon because I hadn't been there in a while and decided to try some new stuff. I am still drooling over the dark chocolate brownie (so deep and rich!) and these amazing dried fruit/nuts/coconut cookies!!!! The man also gave me a few chocolate chip cookies, and omg.... just enough crisp on the edges and chewey in the middle! DELICIOUS!!!!!

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  1. Compare to Gallaway's Miki? I'm not impressed with Galloway's brownie cookie things but pies, milk chocolate chunk cookies, apple turnovers, melt-a-ways and more are wonderful. If making one stop for sweets in Scarsdale which would you suggest?

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    1. re: laylag

      I don't think Galloway's can compare to Lulu's at all on any level.

      1. re: laylag

        There is also Renaissance, I don't think Galloway's can hold a candle to them either they have more of a selection than Lulu's.

        1. re: chowdom

          i just stopped by at Renaissance after getting my nails done and picked up a pain au chocolate yummm..... just the right amount of chocolate inside! But actually, i think its too big!

          1. re: chowdom

            Renaissance is good for what they do best - their dacquoise, brioche loaf, and palmiers (the ones with apricot or raspberry preserves) are excellent, and Galloway's pies are the best in the area.

            But for all-around bakery goodness, I'd have to vote for Lulu's. Their cakes are out of this world, their chocolate cupcakes are the best I've ever had, their cookies are excellent, and their speciality takes on yodels, devil dogs, etc. are great fun (and very tasty). The only problem with Lulu's is that you never know what will be available when you just drop in.

            1. re: chowdom

              I wish Lulu's would make more French Renaissance kind of stuff. I actually like Lulu's "French stuff" better than La Ren. Crossiants, chocolate croissants, etc. The Dacquoise at Rennaisance is still an amazing dessert to take home for a nice evening of desserts, but I stay away from their other stuff ever since we had a fruit tart that was on the verge of inedible from there. I also know they don't use as high a quality of chocolate as Lulu.

              Galloways is good, in my opninion for one thing - their melt-a-way. Everything else they have is very Pathmark...speaking of, I think I'm craving a melt-away right now!

            2. re: laylag

              Well...for me, it depends on what kinda mood im in. I love Galloways when im feeling like a homemade banana cream pie or DARK CHOCOLATE chunk cookies (i emphasize the dark chocolate chunk because those cookies are AMAZING!). I also just had their cupcakes and it was one of the best i've ever had. On the other hand, when im feeling a little more "special occasion"-ish, i stop by Lulu's. I KNOW they'll have something different, beautiful, and delicious and not just your typical "i want to pick something up at the bakery" stuff. But seriously, if i had to live off one sweet item, it would DEFINITELY be the dark chocolate brownie i had last night ;-)

              1. re: laylag

                Enrico's down the road in Hartsdale village [near train station] or La Renassiance.

              2. I too am a Lulu's fan. One question though.. when you say that you "drop in" to Lulu's, when do you do that and actually find stuff available? Whenever I just drop in to select from what is available, the selection is very sparse. Thanks.

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                1. re: lilly1114

                  It really varies and is hard to predict; for us, it's more problematic since we only get there on weekends. Sometimes there are 4 or 5 different cake slices available or devil dogs/yodels or cupcakes. There are always cookies, and on weekend mornings, there are their croissants (love the "cheese danish") and sometimes french toast with sugar and almonds. Whatever there is - and you're right, sometimes it's pretty sparse - we make the most of it (sometimes supplementing with Renaissance); for special occasions, we always order cake in advance (After Midnight is my wife's all-time favorite cake).

                2. Yeah, i feel like the selections are ALWAYS different but enough of a selection in my opinion. For example, the last time i went, i was craving a piece of cake but to my dissappointment, there was none! However, there were so many other beautiful, deliciuos looking things that it forced me to try something new! And i was very happy with everything i got! FYI, the last time i went, it was around 1 PM on a Wednesday (actually it was Halloween!)... They had a huge variety of cookies, yodels, i think 4 different kinds of brownies, chocolate croissants, plenty of their enormous 1 pound cupcakes, and a few whole cakes.

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                  1. re: MikiLovesSugar

                    Lulu's is amazing and their chocolate brownies are the same as the ones from Bouley bakery in NYC --I suspect someone there worked at Bouley because the biscotti (also wonderful) is exactly the same, since I work in the city and always get coffee and a treat at Bouley. The peanut butter caramel white chocolate blondies? (I think) are outrageous -- I think its new. Its very sweet, and I normally don't like sweet, but for some reason its a very "do-able" sweet.

                    The problem is that whenever you want something, they are always OUT OF IT! I have been trying to get my hands on this chocolate yodel thing but they never have it. :O(

                  2. Ok so I made another stop at Lulu's.... Devil Dogs!!!!! The cream is disgustingly delicious... it was really sweet but since the cake part wasn't too sweet at all, so it was the perfect combo :-)

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                    1. re: MikiLovesSugar

                      Wow, I'm glad I didn't pass them up.

                      Decided against the SO ice cream cake for Mom's b/d, so I got the coconut cake from Lulu's. She declared it the best store bought cake she's ever had, and this is a woman who has been baking for almost 60 years.

                      Not wanting to stop there, I got two of the cupcakes. Still not wanting to stop, and because someone else was doing cupcakes and 'yodels' for her guests, I just had to get the 'yodels' too.

                      Saving them for tomorrow (still working my way through H-D Reserves) but thanks for the pointer to Lulu's.

                    2. Miki, I've never had a brownie from Lulu, but they sound great- just the thing for a deep chocolate urge...
                      Here's my $0.02:

                      Great at Galloways:
                      Old-fashioned American pies, such as lemon meringue, chocolate cream and coconut cream. Also, fabulous jelly donuts, meltaways, chocolate chip cookies and pull-apart dinner rolls (my name, I can't remember what they actually call them). I don't particularly care for the cakes, cupcakes or sugar cookies I have tasted from there.

                      Luscious at Lulu's:
                      Anything with buttercream (giant cupcakes), special occasion cakes (Glazey River cake had us all swooning), cheese croissant, rugelach, and yodels :) Their butter cookie assortment is very pretty and excellent quality, but they don't really do it for me.

                      Righteous at Renaissance: traditionally French specialties such as chocolate mousse cakes, fruit tarts, sarah bernhardts and their fabulous signature almond/mocha buttercream confection. I am not a big fan of their savory foods.

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                      1. re: vvvindaloo

                        When shopping for sweets in Scarsdale, don't forget Enjou, right up the way from Lulu's. Fantasic gelato. Best I have had since having the real thing in Italy. Try the Oreo one if you like chocolate. They have other ones, fruit sorbet and things. A nice change from regular bakery sweets.