7. Boise Bakery
Bosie Bakery on Second Avenue with Executive Pastry Chef Damien Herrgott in the middle
We spotted a tiny bakery, not on our original list, while on the bus heading down Second Avenue. Boise Bakery turned out to be quite a bakery gem, and as luck would have it, the Executive Pastry, Damien Herrgott, was there. Chef Herrgott grew up in Besancon, France, in a townhouse above his parents patisserie. In 2005 he joined Bouley Bakery in Tribeca. Two years later he moved on to head the pastry kitchen at the Michelin starred La Goulue on Madison. He is now with Boise Bakery and their sister restaurant, the Bosie Tea Parlor in the West Village.