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Upper East/Midtown East Pastry?

little tater Apr 23, 2008 09:07 AM

Dad's birthday is today & I want to get him a light cake, pie or tart. Something not too sweet & fairly high quality...any suggestions?

I'm trying to stay within Midtown east or UES so I save on time. The only place I can think of that would be similar to what I'm looking for is Claude's in the Village, but it's way out of my way...

Thanks in advance!

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    lisette Apr 23, 2008 09:10 AM

    Well, there's William J. Greenburg -- pricey, but good.

    Or there's Two Little Red Hens.

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    1. re: lisette
      MMRuth Apr 23, 2008 09:13 AM

      The tarts at Citarella are quite nice, and Dean & Deluca on Madison also has a good selection. Oh - and Grace's Marketplace on Third Avenue, Lady Mendl's off Madison ....

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      pbjluver Apr 23, 2008 10:17 AM

      the best strudel this side of the Atlantic

      ELI'S at 80th and 3rd has delicious tea cakes, etc.
      but it is Passover so I have no idea what they are baking this week.

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      1. re: pbjluver
        Lucia Apr 23, 2008 12:03 PM

        Second Andre's.

        1. re: Lucia
          MMRuth Apr 23, 2008 12:37 PM

          Thanks to both of you - I'm going to have to try this strudel.

          1. re: MMRuth
            Lucia Apr 23, 2008 12:48 PM

            I stopped in a couple of weekends ago and had the poppyseed, which was still warm and crispy from the oven. I can't speak to the other fillings, but the poppyseed was great.

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