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The best bakeries in NYC

At the best bakeries in NYC you'll find world-class patisseries, pie shops, bread makers and tiered cake spots

By Emma Orlow and Time Out contributors |
Bourke Street Bakery
Photograph: Courtesy Bourke Street Bakery

Sugar fiends never had it so good—with so many pedigreed dough-punchers setting up shop in our fair city, New Yorkers don't only have access to the best bakeries NYC has to offer, but they have access to some of the best bakeries in the world. Whether you’re looking for French bakery spots or all-American donut shops, the best pies for the holidays or one of the city’s best chocolate chip cookies, check out every best bakery NYC sweets lovers should know about. 

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Bread Bakery
Photograph: Courtesy Breads Bakery
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Breads Bakery

Union Square

Sure, Seinfeld launched babka into popularity after its notorious episode, but Breads Bakery put it on the map—and into our thankful mouths—when it opened in Union Square six years ago. Today, its chocolaty, gooey rolls of joy are considered not only the best babkas around town, but also some of the best pastries, full stop. We’re excited to have its crowd favorite, alongside other flaky, buttery treats like croissants, strudels and chocolate chip cookies, here at the market. The baked goods are best relished with an espresso or a cortado or a cappuccino—yadda, yadda, yadda. 

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