21. Villabate Alba in Bensonhurst

In 1979, the Alaimo family arrived in New York, and opened Villabate Alba, named after the town where they were from, in the northern region of the island of Sicily. Still family owned and operated, and now in their third generation at the shop, they sell traditional Sicilian pastries, cakes, cookies, and bread. Villabate Alba is located at 7001 18th Avenue in Brooklyn.

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