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Jan 16, 2008 06:19 AM

Great Take-Out Desserts on LI?

I love just being able to go somewhere and grab a great, not-too-expensive dessert and bring it home to enjoy while watching Project Runway. And I'm tired of the stal-ish, boring diner cakes.

Anyone have suggestions for good dessert to go?

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  1. Not sure, but where do you live/would be willing to go to?

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    1. re: GCGuy

      Live in Babylon, work in Roslyn, would like to stick around those areas if I could, but if I have the time am sometimes willing to travel!

      (What happened to Mud in Mineola? They took the sign down, but look like they're still operating????)

      1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

        You probably can't get any better than Diane's Bakery in Roslyn. I'm, and my hips, are glad I'm not in Roslyn frequently. Their baked goods are ADDICTIVE.

        1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

          They closed? That would be a shame...I did notice the freshness of the baked goods was not up to par the last couple times, though. They were good, though...and not a SBUX or DD. Oh well, we'll see.

          1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

            you have one of the best places around at your fingertips!!!!

            Jacqueline's Patisserie,199 East Main Street,Babylon,NY,11702,(631)893-5334

            1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

              Diane's Bakery, in Roslyn...........'nuf said!

              1. re: ForkinMouth

                Agree, except not "not-too-expensive!"

                1. re: Shayna Madel

                  Although Diane's Bakery is far from inexpensive, you can do very well buying their "squares" (lemon squares, brownies, blondies, hungarian cheesecake squares, linzer squares, marble cheesecake squares, etc)...each about $3 and definitive examples of their type. Don't ask how often my car mysteriously drives itself (and me) to Diane's...somehow, I just wind up there!

                  1. re: ForkinMouth

                    When I go back to work after maternity leave, I'll have to try Diane's. I've often passed it and wondered about it!

                    1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

                      That's showing tremendous self-control...I could never deprive myself of regular visits to Diane's. May I suggest, as your first tasting, the Hungarian Cheesecake square....mmm, don't get me started!

          2. Diane's is great, but you may also want to try Kitchen Kabaret on Glen Cove Rd just north of the LIE. Also, if you are not far from Willis Ave, The Bakery in the Waldbaum's shopping center has some very good things too, not sure what you are looking for though. Also, haven't kept track of it, but The WHeatley Bakeshop moved to the Harborview Shops in Roslyn, just not sure if they could make it is that location.

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            1. re: robinsilver

              Kitchen Kabaret has always struck me as a bit overpriced for what they give, but given the neighborhood they are in, I am not surprised. Do they do their own baking? I like The Bakery--typical "Jewish bakery" stuff--cookies, danish, coffee cakes/rings, rolls, breads, birthday cake, and it is made on-premises. You can smell the butter the minute you walk in the door. If OP is looking for a dessert that's not a cake or cookie, that's not the place. Haven't really bought at Wheatly Bake Shop, but when I get my hair cut soon, may just pop in there to check it out.

              1. re: Shayna Madel

                I believe Kitchen Kabaret just opened a new location in Bay Shore - I passed it the other day. I'll have to stop in and check it out. The one in Glen Cove is a bit pricey - a lot like Garden of Eden in the city.

                1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

                  As Shayna Madel has questioned, does Kitchen Kabaret do its own baking?...I don't think so. Nothing beats a well-run "bakery", with freshly made products on-site and that buttery aroma to match!

            2. you can try Sweet Karma in East Meadow on East Meadow Avenue. They have individual tarts and pasteries

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              1. re: linsue

                My car magically finds its way to Sweet Karma. Ever since I read about them in the Long Island Press, I go there when I'm in the area. Plus, when it's buy 3, get one free, you can't go wrong!

              2. The Witches Brew in West Hempstead. Hempstead Trnpk. They have great cakes and pies by the slice and all different kinds of coffee to go or to stay.