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Craving Cookies? Visit These Nearby Bakeries This Holiday Season

December 17, 2020

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!

Orwashers Bakery, 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.

Levain Bakery, 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 cookies.

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.

Orwashers Bakery

308 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075

(212) 288-6569

Levain Bakery

1484 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

(917) 464-5578

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