Since I learned this morning that cupcakes are over, who's got the best sfogliatella, those addictive , flaky, ricotta-filled Italian pastries?
If you are willing to travel to North Jersey, Bergen County specifically, you'll find excellent Italian pastries, including Sfolgliatella & Lobster Tails and real Butter Cookies....not the kind in the white boxes, which are frozen.
D'Anna's Pastry Shop
323 Passaic Street
Garfield, NJ 07026-1319
Sorrento Pastry Shop
1 S Main Street # 1
Lodi, NJ 07644-2235
Rispoli Pastry Shop
824 Broad Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
187 Main St.
Ridgefield Park NJ, 07660
del ponte,s in bradley beach is great. i live in bergen county and whenever i,m at the shore, i can't resist. only the sfioglatella.
I hate to say it and others may disagree, but Carlo's in Hoboken (aka The Cake Boss) has great sfogliatelle. Now, if you can only get into the place. I think the wait these days at any given time is over an hour.
With the exception of the rolls, Italian Breads, and some cookies.....possibly some muffins....just about every baked goods, especially the cakes, come prepackaged frozen. The items are pulled from the box and defrosted. These include Italian Cookies, danishes, cheesecakes, Birthday Sheetcakes, Carrot Cakes, shortcakes, pies and many more items too numerous to list.
wow, thanks for all the replies... I've had caputo's and not been impressed, but we do love Del Ponte's... next time I'm in north Jersey (from Monmouth), we'll check out some of the locations some of you have mentioned....