Are you someone who actually wants to spend the weekend watching You Tube videos on creating that perfect pie lattice? Are you itching to spend all day Saturday cutting out miniature pastry dough leaves to show your mother in law (and instagram), hey look at what I can do? Well if you’re NOT this person, I’ve got a list of my go to bakeries for decadent cakes, desserts, and pies for all kinds of holiday dinners and parties. Let the pro’s take care of creating the creamiest caramel pecan bars, re-inventing the apple crisp, and making pumpkin into sweet treats.
112 8th Ave.
NY, NY 10011
This place has some of the best cookies, pastries, and cakes in the city. Their black and whites rival all of the classic uptown bakeries and the layered cakes are my go to for all birthday parties and special occasions. Their special Thanksgiving menu includes a modern twist on the classics like a pecan pie with bourbon and callebaut chocolate and a three-layered pumpkin cake with salted caramel and cream cheese frosting.
31 Greenpoint Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11222
210 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11217
This Brooklyn based bakery is known for their twist on all things sweet. The ladies launched less than a decade ago and already have 3 bakeries, online shop, and local delivery options. Their holiday menus are always interesting, eye catching, and delicious. Buy a bunch to make a dessert spread for the holiday table.
Mah Ze Dahr
28 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY 10011
This Greenwich Village bakery makes upscale, decadent pastries and desserts with a global flavor. Their pies and cakes are always beautiful and their cookies and treats are exactly what you want for a special occasion. Order online or check out their store downtown for all of the holiday specials.
Butter and Scotch
This Brooklyn based bar and bakery is known for their attitude and their pies. Perfect for a statement making dessert this holiday season. Their s’mores pie is everything but you can totally opt for the traditional Thanksgiving flavors for those stuck in the holiday dessert mud. No one will be disappointed.
Lady M Confections
Multiple Locations and Online
Sometimes you want a show stopping, fancy pants dessert for a white cloth Thanksgiving dinner invitation. Lady M is the long standing go to for all the uptown hosts with the mosts for a reason. Their crepe, checkered, and rich chocolate classics are always welcome at a dinner party but their seasonal options are outstanding and will not disappoint.