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Bakery in Dutchess County

Does anyone know of any great bakeries in Dutchess County?

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  1. The Village Pastry Shop (formerly of Bronxville across from Lawrence Hospital) has moved up to the Town of Wappinger. They even brought their old ovens with them. They are on Route 376 in the Summerlin Plaza right on the border of Hopewell and Wappinger. IMO, they are really first rate using high quality and fresh ingredients.

    1. i'm partial to pastry bakery (2 stores in pok, one on route 9, one next to adams). but i think you're coming from nyc? i don't know if there are any comparable to there; for example, there's no bagel place up here that's remotely close to the north jersey / nyc bagels.

      also, where in dutchess? that covers a lot of ground.

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      1. re: bob gaj

        I really like the Pastry Garden too. Their chocolate mousse supreme cake is amazing. My friends clamor for it. =) Along with the stores Bob mentioned, Sugar and Spice in Wappingers Falls (next to Quackles and Joe's Italian Marketplace) is also a Pastry Garden offshoot.

        I have to agree with Bob about the bagels. After going to Columbia Bagels and H & H in the city, the bagel scene up here is terrible.

        I like The Bakery in New Paltz too, but mainly it's because I love their brownie bites. There's also a Bread Alone (http://www.breadalone.com/) in Rhinebeck that I like.

        1. re: applesauce23

          Thanks for the tips! I am going to try the Village Pastry Shop, I've never been there before... I've tried Pastry Garden and they are OK, but I was not overly impressed. (My parents had my engagement party in Poughkeepsie and ordered a napolean cake from them and it came frozen...)

          1. re: Feaster18

            You must try the hazelnut linzer tart cookies.

      2. the bakery at mckinney and doyle in pawling is wonderful

        1. If you've taken the train up from the city and ended up in Poughkeepsie, Cafe Aurora is a hop skip and a jump from the Metronorth station. It has great Italian pastries and is a pleasant place to have a cup of coffee. There are a lot more bougie places to get sweets in Duchess County but there aren't many more authentic places.

          Also, Babycakes across from the Vassar campus has some great pastries. If you don't mind rubbing shoulders with some college students, the almond croissants are particularly good.

          1. You must try Homespun Foods, on Main Street in Beacon. Wonderful baked goods as well as a nice cafe for lunch.