Image via Circo’s Pastry Shop
In the past, Untapped Cities has explored some of New York City’s oldest bakeries. This year, peppered by comments and suggestions from our readers, we decided to take a deeper dive into family owned and operated bakeries and patisserie spots that bring a sense of history and ethnic flavor to specific neighborhoods throughout our five boroughs.
Here are 23 old world bakeries in New York City, organized from oldest to newest:
1. Caffe Roma in Little Italy
Image via Caffe Roma Facebook
Caffe Roma has been family owned and operated since 1891. They are known for their cannolis, some of which are larger than a hot dog bun! Other dessert favorites are Amaretto Italian cheesecake, sfogliatella, pignoli cookies and home made gelato. Caffe Roma is located at 385 Broome Street in Little Italy.