Lexington is one block east of Park; Madison is one block west of Park.
Does anyone know what bakery chiantiglace could be thinking of?
Bread is a different world, not talking about that in this post.
Probably Coronodo Pastery (not spelled quite right) at Grand Central Market is what they are thinking of. They have some pretty good stuff, but they are a consolidator (meaning they sell things made by other people), not a bakery. Not sure they are that special.
Financier Patisserie is better than most places, but a little out of the way for most people.
Petrossian, although not thought of as a bakery, is quite good for that sort of thing, and has a significant wholesale business to better places. Might be best crossisant in NYC.
The newest incarnation of Bouley Bakery (I have not yet been there) is a good bet as a place worth a trip.
The Upper West Side has Silver Moon and Georgia's Bakeshop (related ownership), both of which are pretty good, but not worth a long trip.
Upper East Side has Two Little Red Hens, which is worth a trip if you like things like blackout cake.
Lady M on the upper east side is very good and different from the usual. Lots of heavy whipped cream with fruit type things.
In my opinion, none of the Italian style places in Manhattan are noteable except for bread type items at places like Sullivan Sttreet.
Payard is OK.
Ceci-Cela is OK.
Amy's bread makes some pretty good other things in the sweets catagory. Better cake I think than say Magnolia Bakery.
Donut Plant for great donuts, but out of the way location.
Little Pie Company makes some pretty good pies.
People have strong preferences as to their favorite bakeries....
Edited by Todd36, 07 June 2005 - 04:26 AM.