There’s no tasty holiday
tradition quite like holiday cookies, when we finally get the chance to enjoy
those classic sugar cookies, gingerbread men, shortbread, thumbprint cookies
and more. But, as anyone who has anguished over a mixing bowl knows, baking cookies
is no easy task!
If baking isn’t exactly your
thing, leave the holiday cookies to the experts this year and instead, visit
these local bakeries before your cookie exchange. No one needs to be the wiser
that your cookies didn’t come from your Octagon oven!
located at 308 E 78th St, New York which is 16 minutes from your Octagon
apartment, is a long-running artisanal bread maker also stocking cookies,
sweets and a selection of gourmet foods.
Orwashers is a New York City
institution which was founded in 1916 by a Hungarian immigrant family on the
Upper East Side. It was born out of a desire to serve local immigrant community
members and focused on the high quality rye, black and grain breads that
reflected the traditions of their homeland. Today, it’s a much larger bakery
offering an array of products for every occasion.
located at 1484 3rd Ave, New York which is 16 minutes from your Octagon
apartment, is a popular bakery owned by two best friends known for its famous
From the start they baked
everything fresh on-site each day and donated the day’s leftovers to charity
each night, actions that remain solidly in place almost 25 years later. Levain
Bakery now has seven locations with more to come, plus ecommerce gift boxes and
frozen cookies available in the grocery store.
308 E 78th St, New York, NY
1484 3rd Ave, New York, NY