Want to know where the best local bake shops are on Long Island? We’ve narrowed down our favorite spots so you know where to go when you’re craving a cookie, brownie, cake or pastry. Here’s a list of incredible bakeries in Nassau and Suffolk County guaranteed to satisfy whether you’re craving sweet or savory baked goods.
NUTELLA OBSESSION BROWNIES
The Vanilla Bean l Carle Place
242 Voice Road, Carle Place, NY 11514 l 516-427-5034 l thevanillabeanny.com
Mon—Sat: 8am-8pm l Sun: 8am-7pm
The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Espresso Bar is owed by self-taught baker Aida Antoun and her husband Emad. This bakery uses premium ingredients and sources their coffee from a roaster in Brooklyn. Their signature item is their Nutella obsession brownies. These decadent chewy brownies are filled with spoonfuls of Nutella and will satisfy any chocolate lover. They also have Nutella cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies and cakes if you’re looking to get your Nutella fix.
San Antonio Bakery & Restaurant l Valley Stream
174 Rockaway Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580 l 516-568-0075
Closed Mondays l Tue—Thu: 8am-9pm l Fri/Sat: 8am-10pm l Sun: 8am-9pm
San Antonio Bakery & Restaurant is not your typical one-stop shop; this two-in-one serves as a remedy to any craving. If you’re in the mood for authentic Chilean baked goods, look no further, the San Antonio Bakery offers a variety of breads and pastries. Hallullas (Chilean biscuits) have a similar texture and taste to a scone except larger, circular and stuffed with savory fillings. These are delicious with spreadable fruit or butter. They bake a variety of Chilean breads including the Marraqueta (a classic Chilean bread that is crispy and slightly salty) Coliza (a flat square chewy bread with a flakey crust) and Dobladitas (a quick bread that is rolled out, cut into circles, and folded in layers before baking.)
DOMINICAN STYLE CAKE
Little Sugar Shop l Valley Stream
157 Rockaway Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580 l 516-612-2697 l littlesugarshop.com
Closed Mondays l Tue—Fri: 11am-6pm l Sat: 10am-6pm l Sun: 10am-2pm
Little Sugar Shop owner Vyancka Kilimet, started baking with her great aunt since when she was a child in the Dominican Republic. Her bake shop reflects her Dominican roots and the diverse population in the area. Her most requested item is a Dominican Style Cake, a moist pound cake filled with guava and dulce de leche and topped off with a marshmallow meringue frosting. Kilmet is always looking to add new items to her menu and travels around the globe learning techniques from the world’s top bakers.
LEMON POPPY BAKED DONUTS
Foughnuts l Great Neck
8 Bond St, Great Neck, NY 11021 l 516-466-0806
Mon—Thu: 9am-9pm l Fri/Sat: 8am-9pm l Sun: 9am-5pm
Foughnuts got its name because their doughnuts are baked, not fried like traditional yeast made doughnuts. These cake like doughnuts are moist and flavorful and are a healthier option compared to a fried chain store doughnuts. Some of the different types of doughnuts they bake include chocolate ganache, red velvet, cookies and cream, apple caramel and lemon poppy. This bakery is certified Kosher and offers gluten and peanut-free options. The doughnuts sell for $3.25 a piece and are guaranteed to satisfy your doughnut cravings.
Saint Honore Pastry Shop l Port Washington
993 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050 l 516-767-2555 l sainthonorepastry.com
Closed Mondays l Tues—Sat: 7am-7pm l Sun: 7am-1pm
Saint Honore Pastry Shop, is named after their famous puffed pastry that is filled with vanilla custard surrounded by caramel profiterollers and topped off with homemade whipped cream. They offer a variety of pastries, breads, cookies, and custom cakes. Their croissants are perfect for breakfast; almond or chocolate seems to be the most popular. They are buttery, flakey and go perfectly with a cup of coffee.
AREPA CON QUESO
La Espiguita Bakery l Brentwood
1995 Brentwood Rd, Brentwood, NY 11717 l 631-952-3441
7 days/week: 6am-10pm
If you’re craving authentic Columbian baked goods, this spot is for you. They have many beautiful cakes and desserts as well as some Columbian favorites including Arepa con queso (corn tortilla with cheese) and empanadas. Platanos asados con bocadillo y queso, resembles a hotdog but it’s a baked plantain split in half stuffed with guava jam and cheese. This Columbian staple is sweet and savory.
Fiorello Dolce l Hungtington
57 Wall St, Huntington, NY 11743 l 631-424-0803
Closed Mondays l Tues—Sat: 7am-7pm l Sun: 7am-5pm
Fiorello Dolce is a European style patisserie with Parisian flair. They have a variety of pastries, cookies and cakes but their claim to fame is their legendary croissants. The croissants they offer are: plain, ham and swiss, bacon and cheddar, turkey and cheddar, French onion, almond, and chocolate. They also make “fernagles”, a bagel/croissant hybrid. Danishes are made from the same dough but have fruit instead. The owners also claim the bakery is visited by ghosts and sprits and even had a medium confirm that.
The Rolling Pin l Setauket & Bay Shore
1387 Route 25A, Setauket, NY l 631-689-2253
Mon-Sat: 6am-7pm l Sun: 6am-5pm
184 West Main Street, Bayshore, NY l 631-647-5112
Mon-Sat: 6:30am-6pm l Sun: 7am-4pm
Culinary Institute graduate, David Dombroff, has been creating incredible deserts for over 20 years. His team of “confectionery wizards” helped him make The Rolling Pin one of the most sought out bakeries for wedding cakes on Long Island. They even offer 11 different cake fillings to choose from and a complimentary one year anniversary cake. How can you beat that?