4. Tom Cat Bakery

Long Island City’s Tom Cat Bakery provides its community with freshly baked, authentic French, Italian and other artisan breads 24 hours a day. Since 1987, Tom Cat has been providing bread to four-star New York restaurants and since 2001, they’ve been creating sweet goods as well. Their website, which practically reads with a thick Long Island accent, promises that they “use only the ingredients your grandmother would use if she were making these baked goods.”