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Best pastries in UES?

Little Cupcake Nov 7, 2008 06:18 AM

I'm supposed to bring dessert for a dinner party. I want to bring an assortment of pastries. Where should I go?

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    harrison RE: Little Cupcake Nov 7, 2008 06:33 AM

    2 little red hens!!

    1. MMRuth RE: Little Cupcake Nov 7, 2008 06:40 AM

      Two Little Red Hens is good, though I think they are more cakes/cupcakes/pies/cookies than 'pastries'. Dean & Deluca on Madison has a nice selection, and I quite like the pastries at Citarella too - and they are probably cheaper there. William Greenberg is a nice bakery, but I'm not sure what their pastry selection is like.

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        MMRuth RE: MMRuth Nov 7, 2008 06:56 AM

        Another place to consider - Payard.

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          a_and_w RE: MMRuth Nov 9, 2008 11:01 AM

          Both excellent suggestions, MMRuth.

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        debjoy81 RE: Little Cupcake Nov 7, 2008 06:43 AM

        Cafe Noi at 2nd Ave and 76th Street has amazing pastries baked fresh everyday right on premises! I've tried their raspberry danish, chocolate croissant, and chocolate rugalah. All were exceptional and I am very picky about pastries since I used to live in France! They're light, flaky, not too sweet, and super yummy!

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          Lettucepray RE: Little Cupcake Nov 7, 2008 01:02 PM

          Andre's Hungarian

          on 2nd Ave, 85th Street
          Fantastic strudel...apple, cherry...YUMMY!

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            racer x RE: Little Cupcake Nov 9, 2008 09:38 AM

            Payard.
            No competition.

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              bookmonger RE: Little Cupcake Nov 9, 2008 09:52 AM

              Glasser's or Two Little Red Hens.

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                StinkoDeMayo RE: Little Cupcake Nov 9, 2008 07:03 PM

                Lady M on E78th between Madison and Park. I can never get enough of the Mille crepe cake. It's fantastic.

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                  thew RE: StinkoDeMayo Nov 10, 2008 08:09 AM

                  ditto payard
                  ditto the hens

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                    keving RE: thew Nov 10, 2008 08:31 AM

                    Have to second Lady M's....everything is delicious and you can get slices of the mille crepes among other things!

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