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  • 1. Homestyle Desserts, Inc

    For more than 30 years this classic Italian bakery has been churning out delicious confections by the thousands, from kosher challah and Italian tricolor cookies, to gluten-free muffins, tasty tarts, and decadent cannoli.   Best of Westchester 2021 - Best Bakery (Italian) Best of Westchester 2020 - Best Bakery (Italian)  Best of Westchester 2019 - Read more...

    2. By the Way Bakery

    The only totally gluten-free (and dairy-free) bakery in Westchester, By the Way Bakery, offers custom cakes and everyday baked goods. Snack on some almond cookies with your tea or enjoy something more decadent like a chocolate truffle torte or coconut cheesecake with a macaroon-like crust. Whatever your sweet tooth craves, the shop is open for Read more...

    3. Red Barn Bakery

    Elevate your breakfast at this Hudson River-side Irvington shop that offers a variety of gluten-free options including breakfast bars, granola, muffins, scones, and the ever-popular breakfast cookie. Of course, there are ample gluten-free dessert offerings, as well, such as coconut macaroons, brownie bottom cheesecakes, brownie double chocolate espresso cake, carrot cake, and seasonal fruit pies. Read more...

    4. Baked By Susan

    One of Westchester’s most prolific local bakeries, the much-loved shop moved just a few blocks in 2020 to a brand-new Croton-on-Hudson address with a new location is double the size of the old one, making room for even more sweet treats. Pies are far and away a local favorite, but you can score pastries, cakes, Read more...
  • 5. Suzanne’s Table

    “The key to a making a good brownie is to underbake,” says owner Suzanne Hart. To be most accurate, the thick, dark brownies at this prepared-foods shop are not good — they’re spectacular. More fudgy than cakey, made with three types of chocolate, expect an intensely rich flavor and a beautiful, shiny top crust with Read more...

    6. Wildly Cakes & Sweets

    For custom-crafted cakes showcasing impassioned — even wild (thus the name) — designs, try Maria Ramirez’s bakery, which she courageously opened in December amid the pandemic. The International Culinary Center grad’s Instagram page, @wildlycakes, has one showstopper after another (the unicorn cake and the “fluffy” yellow cat are two faves).   Best of Westchester 2021 Read more...

    7. Coffee Lab Roasters

    Snagging a seat at this ultra-cool Tarrytown coffee shop can be a daunting task nearly any time of day, a testament to the absolutely outstanding beans that they select, roast, and brew on-site. Plus, with “direct-trade” sustainable coffee that truly helps the people who grow the java, customers can also feel good about each and Read more...
  • 8. Del Sol Sweet Bakery

    Del Sol avoids the typical pitfalls of many a tres leches — being too sweet and too wet (the cake is made by soaking sponge cake in condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whole milk). Instead, it’s a spongy, moist, light, and delicious cake replete with juicy peaches and topped with whipped cream.  
  • 9. The Bakehouse

    A satellite of Ardsley’s Riviera Bakehouse, this commuter station staple stocks pies, tarts, cookies, cupcakes, breakfast items, and sandwiches tempt passers-through, while grab-’n’-go dinners are a mitzvah on late-night arrivals.   Best of Westchester 2021 - Best Birthday Cake
  • 10. Nutmeg Café

    Nutmeg Café easily fulfills all gluten-free diet needs with loads of flavor. Gluten-free baked goods run the gamut from dark chocolate brownies to lemon blueberry muffins. Plus, savory options of cozy gluten-free beef bourguignon stews and shepherd’s pie mean that one stop at the Tuckahoe cafe can provide gluten-free food for all meals. “The biggest Read more...
  • 11. Martine’s Fine Bake Shop

    With a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and a pastry program that's entirely in-house, Martine's is easily a fan favorite in Westchester. Go for everything from flourless chocolate cakes in the shape of porcupines to Cookies 'N' Cream cakes topped with bits of the classic candy bar. Best of Westchester 2021 - Best Babka
  • 12. Lulu Cake Boutique

    If you haven't seen Lulu's show-stopping wedding and birthday cakes, prepare to be wowed. The treats are like works of art and are almost too pretty to eat. Don't let the beauty stop you from digging fork into cake, however. With flavors like organic carrot cake, dulce de leche, and strawberry cheesecake, these desserts are too tempting to pass Read more...

    13. Flourish Baking Company

    Flourish Baking Company provides all the savory and sweet gluten-free food you didn’t know you were missing. With oozy chocolate lava cake, vegan broccoli “cheddar” crustless quiche, and crisp apple crumb pie, it’s hard to choose just one treat. Eighty percent of the baked goods are gluten-free, and everything else is nut-free, vegan, and heavily Read more...
  • 14. Estelle Gourmet

    Estelle Lebbrecht is a talented French chef who serves simple but sophisticated lunches at her welcoming six-table café. Aficionados show up for excellent homemade soups (French onion is always on the menu), salads, panini, quiche, and crêpes. Finish off with a chocolate éclair, and everything is right with the world.
    Spawned by the son of New York City cookie icon William Greenberg Jr., this bakery offers plenty of mouth-watering baked goods, like sticky buns, rich chocolate brownies and a delectable coffee cake. Best of Westchester 20202 - Best Coffee Cake
  • 16. Boleria Brazilian Bakery

    Sure, you can try just one brigadeiro — a Brazilian-chocolate truffle made with condensed milk — but you’ll end up with a bow-tied box of sprinkled, swirled, and dotted ones from a chef who hails from Brazil and was trained at Le Cordon Bleu. You’ll then sneak back for flan in a jar, pão de Read more...

    17. Maison Margaux

    The baking starts early (4:30 a.m.) for Estelle Rocton-Pailhes, a Normandy native and NewRo resident whose pastry-chef mother trained under the famed Gaston Lenôtre. Rocton-Pailhes’ baking pedigree is perhaps most manifest in her baguette, which sports a crispy exterior, balanced soft-chew interior, and a fresh-from-the-oven smell. Best of Westchester 2020 - Best Baguette

    18. Bella’s Bake Shop

    The 19-seat bakery is a dream destination for specialty coffee and just-baked goods straight from a French oven in Westchester County. Related: Bella's Bake Shop Sweetens Downtown Mount Kisco   Main photo by John Bruno Turiano