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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.


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  1. 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.

    1. 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

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      1. re: jester99

        Dessert Truck has a storefront now a few doors down from Clinton Street.

      2. 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

        1. I've had the rugelach from Russ and Daughters and I thought it was fantastic...they have lots of other cookie options, too.

          1. Thanks for the suggestions. It was Moishe's I was thinking of. Went there Friday. Everything was very good.

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            1. re: IWantFood

              Good to know! and thanks for reporting back.

            2. 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.

              Doughnut Plant
              379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

              East Broadway Kosher Bakery
              363 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

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              1. re: sugartoof

                Stopped at Kossar's, too, and bought some very tasty bagels and bialys. Saw the East Broadway Kosher Bakery next door but didn't go in since I already had so much from Moishe's. Will try them next time I'm downtown.

              2. Babycakes for "healthy" donuts that are surprisingly good (gluten and dairy free, sweetened with agave).

                248 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

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                1. re: lacontessa

                  their donuts for everything that it is free of, is quite good. The one thing that detracts me from them is the price of the donuts because it is quite a small donut.