Master Baker Buddy Valastro has spent the past few years across from us, two rivers away in Hoboken, NJ, but now he’s taking advantage of both his hugely successful tv presence (Cake Boss, of course) and the insatiable need for all things baked to bring Carlo’s Bakery to the Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City; his first Long Island location.
Sometimes you need a local deli / catering operation to get you through the day. If you’re near Rockville Centre, then you probably are aware of Bialystok & Bloom on Clinton Avenue, a local spot that has outlasted many restaurants that have come and gone.
Just south of Atlantic Avenue and on the way to the Nautical Mile lies Bagel Dock and Cafe, a local bagel shop that through thick and thin has survived to stay open and provide those heading to the open waters (and to work) with freshly baked bagels, muffins, salads and more.
Back in Patchogue’s heyday, Patchogue was known as the Queen City. It was a popular destination for shops, restaurants and hotels alike. Keeping that moniker alive today is Queen City Cupcakes, pulling double duty as a store for home-wares and a bakery with exquisite desserts. We stopped inside to snap some photos to let our readers see some of their wonderful wares and sweet offerings.
When we used to live in the city back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, we lived a block away from Grace’s Marketplace on 71st and 3rd on the Upper East Side. A few years after we made our way back to Long Island we noticed that a new marketplace was being built in Greenvale. When we saw the Grace’s signs go up, we knew that Long Island was in for a wonderful treat.
If you told us we could have 24 hours of guilt-free sugar indulgences and we could visit anywhere on the island to splurge, we may just have to take all of those hours and devote them to eating through Buttercooky Bakery’s entire inventory of breads, cakes, pies and cupcakes.
We’ve met Roe’s Casa Dolce’s original location in Rockville Centre when they were recently featured on our favorite TV show on FiOS1 LI, “Restaurant Hunter” (link here), but now they’re expanding their reach on the south shore with their new location in Merrick.
The Little Sugar Shop in Valley Stream is just that; a tiny little shop hidden away on East Valley Stream Blvd. pumping out wonderful cupcakes, brownies and other sweet treats.
NY Cupcakery is a small cupcake shop located on Merrick Road in Bellmore. Since 2010 they’ve been baking wonderful cupcakes, cake pops and cakes not only for the general public, but also for private events and parties. The imagination of the bakers on site is endless and some of the crafted baked goodness coming out of this shop rivals any of the best across the country.
One of our favorite aspects of having this great website is trekking around the island and picking out interesting businesses to feature for our loyal readers. Driving through Huntington on many occasions in the past few years, we’ve always passed by Wild Flours, a unique bakery on New Street. This time, we elected to stop in and snap some photos.