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MarieV75 Apr 18, 2011 10:33 AM

Hi Everyone,
I am looking for a bakery in New Jersey that sells Cassata at Easter- I would love to buy some old school Italian pasteries, but it looks like I need to drive to Brooklyn for that. Are there any bakeries that exist in NJ? I am in the Union County/Summit area.... I am willing to take a nice drive, though, if it's worth it :)
Thanks, M

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    bropaul Apr 19, 2011 08:32 AM

    I don't hink you are going to need to drive to Brooklyn for what you want. I wont get into a discussion of quality - I'll leave that to others - but there are certainly places in Northern NJ that can fulfill your needs. I'm not sure about cassata, but I'd start by trying these three places.

    Randazzo's in Somerset

    http://www.randazzospastryshop.com/in...

    Esposito's on Eagle Rock Ave in East Hanover

    Gencarelli's Bakery has two locations, Bloomfield and Wayne.

    Other Chowhounders may know places even closer.

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      MarieV75 Apr 19, 2011 10:31 AM

      Whoo hoo!! I just called Randazzo's & they are going to make it for me! Thanks so much for helping me... it's about a 30 min drive but it's worth it b/c I don't have to deal w/the traffic across the bridge into Brooklyn.
      Thanks again,
      Maria

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        bropaul Apr 19, 2011 05:57 PM

        Great Maria! It's just past the Bridgewater Mall, so maybe you can do some shopping on the same trip.
        Buona pasqua!

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          MarieV75 Apr 20, 2011 06:23 AM

          Thank you! Actually, I think I've passed this place before.. is it near the Somerville Circle?
          And, yes, you're right! I can bring my little bunny for a pic w/the Easter bunny at Bridgewater :)

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            bropaul Apr 20, 2011 07:59 AM

            Yes, it's on the left a block or two after the Somerville Circle.

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