Photo by: Brooke Lark

Have you noticed that pastries are a ‘thing’ right now? We have. Bakeries have become destinations rather than just pitstops on the way to the office. Everyone is talking about the matcha croissant, the cruller, the Levain cookie, the cronut, and the list goes on and on. Here are a four of our favorite NYC bakeries and our favorite items to order. You must put these on your list of places to try. Be prepared to wait in line. Tip: get there right before they open.

#1 Rosemary & Blueberry Croissant

By: Supermoon Bakehouse

OMG. There are no words. If you don’t want to take our word for it, just look to the left and look at the photo. Supermoon Bakehouse has mastered the art of a croissant. They have created an unbelievable modern croissant list that includes unique items such as the matcha-lemon croissant, the s’mores croissant, and the New York croissant filled with lox, cream cheese, and capers. Supermoon Bakehouse is a place you do not want to miss visiting.


#2 The Cruller

By: Du’s Donuts

Chef Wylie Dufresne, known for his past restaurants such as WD-50 and Alder, has opened up a modern, chic donut shop. His recipes for crullers and New England-style cake donuts are unique and created with flawless execution.  He has a ton of amazing flavors. Overall, Du’s Donuts & Coffee, a donut and coffee shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is an inventive take on the donut. Go check it out!

#3 The Cronut

By: Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel, a James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef, never ceases to amaze. He has a unique, refreshing approach to the world of desserts. He is most known for the cronut. The cronut is one of the most virally talked about dessert in history. It is a croissant-doughnut hybrid. Your life will not be complete until you taste this delicacy.

#4 Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

By: Levain Bakery

Levain’s chocolate chip walnut cookie is the star of the show and their signature. It’s crispy on the outside with a mouthwatering gooey center. The New York Times says the Levain cookie may possibly be the best, most satisfying chocolate chip cookie in all of NYC.

Written By: Jonna Piira, CEO of Kali & Member of the Kali Girl Tribe.