NY Style Bakery in TAMPA?
Anyone aware of a NY Style bakery in the city of Tampa. I am aware of Alessi, but i'm searching for those bakeries with lots of fresh bread choices, pastries, cookies and cakes, the kind you pick a few Eclairs, have them put in a white cardboard box, and wrapped with string....do they exist in the city of Tampa?
Not exactly. Pane Rustica has loads of house-baked bread, and good cookies and breakfast pastries and cupcakes, but no eclairs or other french pastries. Chocolate Pi has nice (and pricey) french pastries, but nothing else. Try Kalupas--they have all of the above, although I think you're better off sticking to their donuts and danish. Actually, try them all, b/c while it won't be one stop shopping, you will leave happy.
Have you tried La Segunda Bakery - Ybor City, but north of I-4, it is a Cuban Bakery. Not too much choice on breads, but lots of pastries, cookies. White cardboard box - yes. String- no.