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Nov 20, 2008 03:26 PM

Best bakery in Midtown- Thanksgiving desserts preferably

What is the best bakery in Midtown? I need to by a cake or some pies to bring home for Thanksgiving and would love to know everyone's recommendations around 55th and 7th. I know Magnolia and Crumbs recently opened up but they are more for cupcakes than anything else. I am looking for something a little more gourmet- actually cakes or pies. Please help!

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  1. Magnolia and Crumbs....ECH!

    Check out
    Little Pie Company

    1. What about Bouchon Bakery or Petrossian? Or you could go to Amy's Bread, which is a little more out of the way.

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      1. re: kathryn

        Anything in particular that Bouchon Bakery does incredibly well? Signaturess?

      2. I wouldn't mess around...just go get a fabulous deep dish pumpkin pie from City Bakery on 18th between 5th &'s worth the trip downtown. They also do a cranberry, almond, and carmel tart that I've never had, but I'm sure is good. Also the bread rolls are to die for. You might need to place an advance order (for Thanksgiving main courses these need to be placed by Saturday, so you should give them a call to see if this is true for deserts as well).

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        1. re: perrystreet

          I usually work downtown right near Financier where I always get my cakes. I might just stop there one day before I go home. I want to try the Adrienne- pistachio mousse with a chocolate macaroon base. Ah sounds awesome. They are always great and reliable.

          However, since I am in Midtown already it would be most convenient for me to find a place around here.

        2. Reopening this thread as we are approaching Thanksgiving again. And yes I need to provide the Tgiving dessert again. Last year I went to Black Hound bakery and got a delicious pistachio special cake. For some reason they have not posted their Thanksgiving menu online yet. Usually, they have it posted.

          So where to go this season everyone?

          Black Hound
          170 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: steakrules85

            Financier Patisserie now has midtown branches at 48th and 6th and 54th and 1st

            Soutine on 70th and Columbus and Silver Moon on Broadway and 105th Street are also great and will be accepting orders for pumpkin pies, pecan tarts and other traditional Thanksgiving desserts.

            1. re: fm1963

              Is the bakery at Whole Foods any good? the cakes in the cases always look good.

              1. re: pbjluver

                I'vw haven't tried the bakery at Whole Foods, though the cakes do look good.