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Great Take-Out Desserts on LI?

CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 16, 2008 06:19 AM

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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    GCGuy RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 16, 2008 06:39 AM

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

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      CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: GCGuy Jan 16, 2008 06:49 AM

      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????)

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        synergy RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 16, 2008 10:20 AM

        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.

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          GCGuy RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 16, 2008 12:20 PM

          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.

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            jenniebnyc RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 16, 2008 03:28 PM

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

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

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              ForkinMouth RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 17, 2008 05:45 AM

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

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                Shayna Madel RE: ForkinMouth Jan 17, 2008 10:33 AM

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

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                  ForkinMouth RE: Shayna Madel Jan 17, 2008 11:52 AM

                  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!

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                    CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: ForkinMouth Jan 20, 2008 07:43 AM

                    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!

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                      ForkinMouth RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 22, 2008 06:24 AM

                      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!

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            robinsilver RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 19, 2008 05:02 AM

            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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              Shayna Madel RE: robinsilver Jan 19, 2008 07:30 AM

              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.

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                CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: Shayna Madel Jan 20, 2008 07:44 AM

                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.

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                  ForkinMouth RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 22, 2008 06:28 AM

                  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!

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              linsue RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Jan 19, 2008 07:05 AM

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

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                CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: linsue Jan 20, 2008 07:42 AM

                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!

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                HDT RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Feb 18, 2008 08:12 PM

                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.

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