Sugar High: The Haute 5 Bakeries in New York City

Bouchon Bakery

Hands down a savory tart you will never forget, the Lemon tart at Bouchon Bakery is one for the records. Enjoy macarons that change with the seasons, TKO cookies made with chocolate sable dough and a sweet white chocolate ganache filling (like the adult version of an Oreo cookie) and fresh doughnuts on the weekends.

Bouchon Bakery is located at Ten Columbus Circle, Third Floor, New York, NY 10019 212.823.9366


If all-natural, organic and vegan friendly in an atmosphere with a sense of humor is your kind of baked good experience then Babycakes will hit the sweet spot for you. Loved by celebrities like Madonna, Alicia Silverstone, Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman, and Pamela Anderson just to name a few. Enjoy fresh baked cupcakes, cookies, scones and more. Insiders know to ask for Erin McKenna, baker, author, entrepreneur and inspiration extraordinaire.

Babycakes is located at 248 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 212.677.5047


Recipes that are passed through generations are priceless, timeless, delightful and delicious on levels that are best appreciated with the simple nod and blissful smile. For the ultimate haute bakery treat it’s Payard. Founder and owner Francios Payard is the third generation French Pastry Chef born in Nice. With a resume of Paris training, Michelin stars, James Beard Awards you will not be disappointed.

Payard is located at 714 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10065 212.759.1600

Two Little Red Hens

For an American bakery that makes your sweet tooth sigh, Two Little Red Hens gets the job done. From cakes to pies and cupcakes too, these hens can stir quite the cackle. Enjoy custom cakes for special occasions, including classics like Yellow, Chocolate Devil’s Food and Red Velvet to specialty cakes like Mocha Chiffon and Genoise.

Bethenny Frankel once tweeted a ravishing review of the red velvet cake : “Two little red hens bakery hands down RT @stephmcastro13: @Bethenny PLEASE announce when you’ve found best red velvet cake in NYC. My FAVE!”

Two Little Red Hens is located at 1652 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 212.452.0476

Soutine Bakery

As if the sweet aroma of freshly baked pies and cakes wafting into the streets wasn’t enough, the delicate flavors of Soutine Bakery are so rich your tastebuds will truly thank you. Insiders know to order wedding and birthday cakes well in advance from this highly sought after Upper West side bakery. Expect light flaky crusts and bursting seasonal fruit in pies like peach, blueberry, cranberry cherry and strawberry-rhubarb.

Soutine Bakery is located at 104 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023