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.