The Top 10 Pastry Shops In The Bronx, New York City

Photo of Michael Manukian
9 February 2017

One of New York City’s less-explored boroughs, the Bronx is home to a wide variety of locally-owned spots in which to grab a fresh cannoli, crunchy biscotti and decadent cakes and pastries. We explore 10 of the best places to indulge your sweet tooth in the Bronx.

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Artuso Pastry

Nestled in the Little Italy of the Bronx, Arutso Pastry has long been regarded as a neighborhood staple. Well known for their wide selection of cookies, cakes and pastries, Artuso is the place for classic Italian desserts. Upon entering the shop, that all-too-familiar smell of cappuccino brewing and fresh pastries baking will nearly overwhelm you, making it impossible to walk out of this home-grown establishment without buying at least one pignoli or tricolor cookie. You won’t regret a trip to this little slice of Italy.

Valencia Bakery

Looking for the perfect birthday, wedding, or holiday cake? Then Valencia Bakery is the place for you. Located in the heart of the Bronx for over six decades, this respected bakery has built up a fine reputation by serving its customers the most exceptional, freshly made products daily. Valencia Bakery offers the option of selecting a traditional cake in store, or pre-ordering a specialized cake for an event. Whichever you choose, Valencia Bakery is sure to make your occasion special and delicious.

Terranova Bakery

Terranova Bakery’s has been a family-owned and operated establishment since day one, which adds to the authenticity and character of the shop. Boasting a wide assortment of breads, from baguettes to classic rolls alongside a variety of Italian biscuits, Terranova offers loyal customers their usual favorites and continues to expand their menu to accommodate a growing customer base.

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Egidio Pastry Shop

Since 1912, Egidio Pastry Shop has been serving loyal customers the finest Italian pastries straight from the original recipes. Using only wholesome and natural ingredients, Egidio offers everything from traditional cannolis to almond-infused biscotti, paired with freshly-brewed espresso and gourmet coffee. With ample seating space and an inviting atmosphere, it’s no wonder Egidio Pastry Shop has been in business this long.

Conti’s Pastry Shoppe

Established over 90 years ago as one of the premiere pastry shops in the Bronx, Conti’s Pastry Shoppe continues to serve its guests year-round. Recently purchased by new owners, Conti’s has retained its culinary authenticity and interior design. Maintaining a loyal customer base with exceptional products such as their signature Boston Cream Pie, Conti’s Pastry Shoppe has become something of a Bronx tradition.

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Madonia Brothers Bakery

Famously known for their freshly-baked bread, Madonia Brother’s Bakery is an Arthur Avenue sweet spot. It may be one of several bakeries in this area of the Bronx, but it’s been well established and has received recognition from publications such as New York Magazine, which raved: ‘with all due respect to the almond contucci cookies and meringues, Madonia’s cannoli…could inspire a cult.’

Sal and Dom’s Pastry Shop

With one of the most extensive dessert menus in the Bronx, Sal and Dom’s Pastry Shop has been happily serving its loyal customers since 1956. Presently located on Allerton Avenue, Sal and Dom’s offers everything from warm danishes to rainbow cookies and expertly decorated wedding cakes.

Addeo Bakery

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If a warm loaf of Italian bread or fresh biscuits are what you crave, then Addeo Bakery is the place to go. A family owned bread bakery established for over 80 years, Addeo’s is known for producing some of the highest quality baked goods in the area. Along with a quaint atmosphere inside and out, this long standing bakery is regarded as one of the most charming establishments in the Bronx.

Palombo Bakery

Also located on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, Palombo Bakery has proven to be a worthy addition to the neighborhood with pastries linings its display shelves with bright colors and delicious fragrances. Palombo’s is constantly raved about by locals and tourists alike; and its no surprise given their wide assortment of desserts, gelato section and coffee menu.

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E and L Bakery

Priding themselves on serving specialty cakes and baked goods, E and L Bakery provides their customers with the finest products to fit any special occasion. From birthdays to showers, E and L will cater to your dessert desires. They even offer the option of edible party favors and a wide array of designer prints, ensuring that your event will be remembered for a lifetime.