If Sutter's Bakery in the Village was before your time, you missed out. Nearly 40 years after its ovens went cold, Chowhounds who frequented this shop on Greenwich Avenue can't forget its moist, buttery, yeast-based coffee cake covered in rich toasted nuts.
Sutter's is history, its half-century run ended in 1976, but you can still sample something like its beloved pecan ring across the Hudson. B&W Bakery in Hackensack—which has deep German roots and an unforgettable specialty of its own in its streusel-topped crumb cake—"will bring back memories of the pecan ring," promises oldman75. "It's a little out of the way but worth a try."
B&W Bakery [Bergen County]
614 Main Street (at Linden Street), Hackensack, New Jersey
Pecan ring photo by Mark Hokoda