What always makes a vacation better? Some sweet treats! Built along the natural riverfront about 60 miles away from the streets of Manhattan, the village of Patchogue is full of flavor in the form of local bakeries. If you plan to visit, here are some places where you can satisfy your sweet tooth. Make sure to book your Patchogue hotels well in advance though, since some of them can fill up fast, especially around tourist season.
Located in the growing “International Row” of Patchogue Village, this shop offers breakfast and lunch options, as well as coffee, tea, and a multitude of sweet treats and croissants. They strive to locally source their ingredients, and they have a selection of gluten-free and dairy-free items. Also, they take the opportunity to be natural and organic whenever possible. Their entire menu looks mouthwatering and has the touch of France you may be looking for on your trip to New York. Bonjour et bienvenue!
Famous for their jelly doughnuts and crumb buns, Swan Bakery is located on the south shore of Long Island and has been around since 1946, serving everything from cookies to wedding cakes. They have won awards for their specialty cakes, Irish soda bread, and of course, their jelly donuts. Their specialty cakes have been made by the owner, Guy, since 1993, and they have quite a colorful assortment of styles under their belt. Plus, the staff is friendly and personable, which always makes a huge difference.
Smallcakes: Cupcakery & Creamery
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery bakes and frosts 18 signature flavors every morning, fresh from scratch. They also feature seasonal and special flavors as well. The founder, Jeff Martin, has been featured on “Cupcake Wars,” and USA Today listed Smallcakes as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country.
But there’s more than cupcakes! They also offer a selection of ice cream with rotating flavors, as well as various sorts of coffee and delicious milkshakes. All their products seem bright, colorful, and definitely tasty. It’s worth a photo session with your treats to commemorate the trip on your social media.
A family-owned Italian bakery, Mondello Bakery started back when the owner used to deliver bread for his father in Italy in the 1950s. Many years later, the family now shares their infamous fresh cannolis, breads, signature cakes, cookies, pies, and more. Customers are always treated like family, which shows — they have many repeat customers! To quote from their website, “we are always here to make each and everyone of you smile.” What better way to top off a delicious treat then to enjoy it in a friendly atmosphere?
Patchogue may seem small compared to the hustle of Manhattan, but this bayside town still has a lot to offer, particularly in terms of sweet treats. Make sure to enjoy some of these delicious desserts on your next excursion to this lovely bayside village, and enjoy the rest of the town as well.