4. Ferrara’s Bakery, 195 Grand St.

Ferrara Bakery

What is now Ferrara’s Bakery originally opened as Café A. Ferrara in 1892 to provide the local Italian neighborhood with a place to gather and enjoy a cup of espresso. It was founded by Enrico Scoppa and opera impresario Antonio Ferrara. While the coffee was delicious, the baked goods were even more so. By the 1920s, the business shifted its focus away from caffeinated drinks and more to baked goods. Today, the fifth generation of the Ferrara family serves up gelato, baked goods, espresso, and more Italian treats.