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I used to buy the most delicious Hungarian desserts from Rigo Hungarian Bakery which was located on East 78th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. They closed years ago, and I can't find any Hungarian bakeries that are comparable. If anyone can recommend a great Hungarian bakery, that would be just great! thanks!

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  1. Had a mailing from MUG (Manhattan User's Group) - "From a reader: A small NYC outpost of the popular Hungarian bakery Andre's recently opened on the UES, 1631 2nd [84th/85th] 212.327.1105. Excellent and authentic (from one who grew up with a Hungarian grandma's cooking) and an excellent bakery." I haven't been to either the new one or the original in some outer borough. If you try it, please report back.

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    1. re: Jane A.

      there is a hungarian bakery near columbia univ. on amsterdam ave. near W111.
      not sure if it's great. i've been there several times years ago but i am hardly a hungarian bakery expert. when i just tried to google the bakery to find the name, i found this link to a previous CH post from last year. hope you find this helpful: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/366135

      1. re: nativeNYer

        You mean the Hungarian Pastry Shop. I don't like it, but it's always packed, so clearly others do.

        1. re: piccola

          i think people just like to hang there regardless of the quality of the pastries. it's kind of a unique place.

    2. The Hungarian Pastry Shop, near Columbia, has been Greek-owned for about 25 years; its strengths include a bottomless cup of coffee and a tolerance for discussions too long-winded for your comparative lit study group.

      Andre's, in Rego Park, is still an amazing Hungarian bakery; they also supply pastries to their Upper East Side cafe mentioned above.

      The nearby Yorkville Meat Market occasionally has very good strudel on hand, too.

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      Hungarian Pastry Shop
      1030 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

      Andre's Hungarian Bakery
      100-28 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

      1. As it often does, the Chow system added two links to my post but failed to include two others; even now, they won't take. The Upper East Side branch of Andre's is at 1631 Second Ave.; the Yorkville Meat Market, at 1560.

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        1. re: DaveCook

          as someone with a hungarian mother (and grandmother) i second the rec for andre's. haven't been to the manhattan one but the queens one was right down from my grandma's and I used to go a lot.

          they have decent cherry and poppy strudel (tho strudel's so easy to make i rarely buy it) decent seven-layer and dobos torte, good kugelhopfs (they used to be amazing, esp the choc) and great rugelach. They also have other hungarian things that i don't buy, like that apricot and chocolate square because i never liked them when my grandmother baked them so figure i won't like andre's.