My family and I are baked-good obsessed. Being originally from Pittsburgh, I guess that comes with the territory.
Therefore, It only makes sense that I'm flying my mother and her best girlfriend out for a New York City bakery tour on the occasion of her 54th birthday.
The goal is to show her the best NYC has to offer in bakeries of every sort . . . cakes, pastries, pies, doughnuts, brownies, cookies . . . while mixing it into some great neighborhoods in New York.
I'm renting a car and have the entire day to spend traveing from one to the other.
I"d love the opinion of fellow hounders on which bakeries should be "must visit" for a tour like this . . . also, if there is a "must buy" at each, that would be helpful as 10 bakeries in one day will likely limit us to one or 2 bites per bakery.
The two conditions are:
1) in one of the 5 Boros,
2) does at least one thing wonderfully, better than anyone else!
So far my list consists of:
Alba 7001 18th Avenue Queens
Andre's Hungarian Rego Park, Queens
Mitchel London, UES
Thanks in advance!!