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Easter Cassata

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


    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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    1. re: bropaul
      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,

      1. re: MarieV75
        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!

        1. re: bropaul
          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 :)

          1. re: MarieV75
            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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