Bakeries on Lower East Side
Looking for a bakery on the LES, not far from Russ & Daughters or Kossar's. I recall people posting about a few on this site, but cannot recall which ones or if they are still in business. A search didn't yield results (maybe I'm searching under the wrong keywords), neither did looking at an online map site. Preferably an old-fashioned kosher bakery, if any still exist. Not any place new and hip with generic cookies imported from a supplier.
There's Moishe's, at 504 Grand St., not too far from Russ & Daughters, and a stone's throw from Kossars. I walk by it every day, but I've never been inside 'cause it has a dusty look about it, and I'm not generally a pastry fan. But some people like it:
What you're really looking for is Gertel's, and Gertel's is gone, sadly.
like small h said, moshies is your best bet in the area for ruglaches and black white cookies for cookies of that sort.
roasting plant has some bake goods and makes a pretty good chocolate chip. Clinton street has a respectable bake goods. Sugar Sweet on rivington focuses mainly on cupcakes.
If you like macarons you can try out Bisous macarons on stanton. more details you can check out a write up i did of the place omnomzhero.blogspot.com
Sugar Sweet Sunshine isn't far. I strongly second DT Works, the Dessert Truck storefront! But I don't think either one is kosher.
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
I've had the rugelach from Russ and Daughters and I thought it was fantastic...they have lots of other cookie options, too.
If you're over by Kossar's you also have Doughnut Plant and for old fashioned kosher baked goods, there's East Broadway Bakery on Grand in the same strip mall area.
363 Grand St. to be exact.
They have cookies in the window, and candies. Their Hamantaschen aren't bad, and I think they sell challahs and that sort of thing. Not sure if the baking is in house.
Also nearby is Delancey Dessert Co. http://www.babka.com/ which is now Grand, though they're doing mostly wholesaling now.
379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
East Broadway Kosher Bakery
363 Grand St, New York, NY 10002