New York Food Retail: Bakeries & Patisseries

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Embark on a delightful journey through New York City’s trendy bakeries and patisseries, where traditional techniques meet modern flair, and every bite tells a story of culinary artistry. In this next instalment of our New York Food Retail series, we uncover the crème de la crème of NYC’s baking scene, from the finest croissants that melt in your mouth to the most intricately designed custom cookies. 

Patisserie Claude in Greenwich Village has been a beloved staple since 1982, offering authentic and simply perfect croissants. These slightly smaller and denser croissants highlight the bakery’s commitment to traditional French baking techniques. The warm, inviting atmosphere of Patisserie Claude makes it a cherished spot for both locals and tourists seeking authentic French pastries.

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, located in the West Village, is famed for its buttery croissants and the Merveilleux, a decadent meringue confection that epitomizes the elegance of French patisserie. This bakery is a testament to the city’s love for French baked goods. Each visit promises an enchanting experience, transporting patrons straight to the streets of Paris with every bite.

Raf’s, a vibrant addition to Manhattan’s bakery scene, occupies the space of the former Parisi Bakery on Elizabeth Street. It presents a variety of baked goods and a full dining menu, emphasizing the quality of its bread and pastry offerings. Raf’s has quickly become a favorite among locals, blending the heritage of its location with a fresh, contemporary approach to bakery and dining.

Radio Bakery, which opened in May 2023 in Greenpoint, is an extension of Rolo’s restaurant. Led by Kelly Mencin, Rolo’s pastry chef, this bakery focuses on New York-style baked goods, including a range of croissants and sourdough breads. The bakery’s connection to Rolo’s restaurant adds a unique dimension to its offerings, combining the comfort of traditional baked goods with innovative culinary techniques.

Funny Face Bakery is known for its custom cookies, including photo cookies and curated gift boxes. With local delivery from its Manhattan stores, pickup, and nationwide shipping, Funny Face Bakery offers detailed, life-like cookie portraits for personal or corporate gifts. Its ability to personalize treats has made it a go-to for unique gifts and party favors, proving that creativity in baking knows no bounds.

L’Appartement 4F, a French-style patisserie in Brooklyn Heights (and soon in Manhattan), transitions from bakery to bistro by night. Famous for its croissant cereal, the bakery offers a cozy space for wine and small plates in the evening. The seamless transition from day to night at L’Appartement 4F reflects the versatility and charm of Parisian dining, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ambiance.

As we celebrate these bastions of baking excellence, we invite you to discover more than just the flavours they offer. Join A2D’s Business Innovation Travel program and immerse yourself in the stories, techniques, and innovations that these establishments bring to New York City’s culinary scene. 

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