7 Best Pastries in NYC!

New York City is renowned for its diverse culinary scene, and there are many excellent pastry shops throughout the city. Here are some highly regarded options for the best pastries in NYC:

Best Pastry shops in NYC

With a contemporary and artistic approach to pastry, Patisserie Chanson offers a rotating selection of delectable treats. From exquisite cakes to flaky croissants and delicate macarons, their creations are visually stunning and delicious.


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Patisserie Chanson

Tucked away in a Tribeca building, Arcade Bakery is a hidden gem known for its exceptional bread and pastries. Their almond croissants, fruit tarts, and seasonal danishes are highly regarded.


Arcade Bakery

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Dominique Ansel Kitchen focuses on plated desserts and unique treats. The frozen s'mores and the Blossoming Hot Chocolate, where a flower-shaped marshmallow opens up when placed in hot chocolate, are highly recommended.


Dominique Ansel Kitchen

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Located in Union Square, Breads Bakery offers a wide range of freshly baked pastries. Their babka (a sweet, twisted bread) is a standout, as are their rugelach and cinnamon buns.


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Breads Bakery

This French bakery chain has several locations in NYC. Maison Kayser is celebrated for its artisanal bread, but their pastries, such as croissants, pain au chocolat, and fruit tarts, are equally delightful.


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Maison Kayser

While Levain Bakery is primarily known for its exceptional cookies, they also serve outstanding pastries. Their chocolate chip brioche and sticky buns are particularly popular.


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Levain Bakery

Known for the famous Cronut (a croissant-doughnut hybrid), Dominique Ansel Bakery offers a variety of innovative and delicious pastries, including the DKA (Dominique's Kouign Amann) and the Cookie Shot.


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Dominique Ansel Bakery

These are just a few of the exceptional pastry shops in NYC. Each offers its unique selection of delectable pastries, so be sure to explore and find the ones that suit your taste preferences!