In the midst of my 12 Best Bakeries In NYC Challenge off of Gothamist’s list, I wanted to take a break and visit…another bakery. Whatever, I’m not ashamed of how bakery obsessed I am. So, I headed over to Zucker Bakery in the East Village.
Walking in, you feel like you’re walking into a cute and cozy NYC apartment. Little cafe tables and couch seating invite you to eat baked goods and drink some Stumptown coffee.
This small batch bakery is making its unique cookies and “Roses” (similar to a sticky bun) by hand.
Their packaging is pretty adorable.
I first tried their Alfajhores (Dulce De Leche ﬁlled cookie sandwich rolled in coconut ﬂakes). It was so good. The cookie was soft and had a shortbread flavor. Inside, is the soft and sweet carmel flavor of the Dulce De Leche. And bringing both together, are the coconut flakes around the cookie.
Then, I also got one of their Roses. They have a couple different flavors, but I chose the cinnamon and raisin. It was soft and doughy with a great cinnamon flavor and sweetness from the raisins and delicate glaze on top. What’s great about this version of the sticky bun, is that they’re not too big (they’re about the size of a regular sized cupcake) and not too sweet, so you can eat them at just about any time.
Name: Zucker Bakery
Location: 433 East 9th Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, it’s a great little spot to sit and have a coffee and cookie.
Would I recommend it? Yes.