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best italian rainbow cookies?

mease May 22, 2009 07:47 AM

can anyone recommend a few bakeries where they are made on the premises?
(ideally: moist, heavy on the marzipan flavor, generous slices, and absolutely no sprinkles on it)

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    misseljay Dec 15, 2009 08:08 PM

    My vote goes to Bruno's on Laguardia Pl.

    1. smokeandapancake Dec 15, 2009 11:36 AM


      1. ericalloyd Dec 15, 2009 10:28 AM

        catalanos bakery on metropolitan ave in middle village queens. baked on the premises. very moist with an almond flavor. melt in your mouth good.

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          meinNYC Dec 15, 2009 11:01 AM

          La Delice on Third Ave and 27th Street makes them in house. Baker is Greek, name of bakery is French but the cookies are very good Italian rainbow. Veniero's is also good.

        2. rsvp Dec 15, 2009 02:46 AM

          Definitely the outerboroughs. V & V Bakery in Queens makes some great ones too.

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            Farfalle Nov 30, 2009 05:57 AM

            You are going to have to trust me on this one, because it requires a real effort. Growing up, these were my favorite cookies and a few years ago, I compared my favorite with all the big name Italian pastry shops in Manhattan. None compare to a place in Brooklyn on Avenue N in flatbush. Palermo Pastry Shop, its 5517 Avenue N, at the corner of East 55th Street.

            The cookies have no sprinkles, they are incredibly moist, made on the premises and have all the right flavors. I make a special trip out there for them at least twice a year, usually around the holidays - they are that good.

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              smokeandapancake Nov 30, 2009 06:01 AM

              Brooklyn does all italian specialties best. We used to stop in brooklyn from NJ on our way to LI just for Italian bread.

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                erica Dec 16, 2009 03:12 AM

                I have to concur with the rec of Palermo. Their pignoli cookies and their almond cookies are so over-the-top fabulous, too. Definitely worth the trip to Avenue N.

                Mambo Italiano on First and 52nd Street sells Royal Crown rainbow cookies. Obviously not made on the premises but fresh just the same.

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                brownsteindl Nov 29, 2009 07:21 PM

                I'm going to need to vote for Pinisi's Bakery on East 4th St. Those are my favorites. Also, if you live near a grocery store where they sell David's Cookies, that company makes a surprisingly decent rainbow cookie.

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                  smokeandapancake Nov 30, 2009 05:43 AM


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                    foodwhisperer May 27, 2009 11:10 PM

                    I think Veniero's , and Roma , and Bruno's all have very good rainbow cookies

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                      Peter Cherches May 28, 2009 05:45 PM

                      I used to live in the East Village and I remember DeRobertis having good ones, but I don't have recent experience.

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                      Daniel76 May 27, 2009 01:35 PM

                      You have to go to the outerburoughs and check out lagulis.

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