You know that old saying,”calories don’t count when you’re on vacation”? Well I like to apply that rule when creating a guide like this one. It’s clearly something I have to tell myself so I can feel better about setting ambitious goals like narrowing down the best Tribeca bakeries.
But alas, the reality is since moving to New York City 10 years ago, the vacation was long over and if I didn’t have to walk everywhere the calories would definitely show.
Tribeca is one of New York City’s trendiest neighborhoods which means the shops, restaurants and bakeries all have high standards to uphold. Even though it’s known as NYC’s most expensive zip code, the best Tribeca bakeries won’t break the bank (however, they may blow your mind).
I’ve spent the last few years trying cookies, pastries and loaves of bread just to hunt down the best of the best (poor me, I know). In hopes of not letting my efforts go to waste I’ve compiled a worthy list of spots.
So without further ado, let’s dive right in to the best Tribeca bakeries!
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Best Tribeca Bakeries
Kaffe Landskap NYC
One of the best Tribeca bakeries is Kaffe Landskap, and I have no qualms about it. The spot has a bit of a rustic feel to it, which makes sense because it’s a Scandinavian company, making it all the more cozy and warm.
It never feels crowded and the sizeable wooden tables make it easy to set up your laptop for a work day. Plus, Kaffe Landskap has two locations in Tribeca within walking distance so if one is full, just head to the other!
The Tribeca bakery sells smoothies, juices, soups, salads, and sandwiches. This all in conjunction with all the traditional pastries you can think of. I recommend ordering the Swedish biscuits with raspberry jam.
Those who love to pair their baked-goods with a cup of coffee are in luck. Kaffe Landskap roasts its own coffee beans in Red Hook, Brooklyn so the drinks are always bold and rich in flavor. And since Kaffe Landskap partners with Collaborative Coffee Source you can rest assured your cup of joe was ethically sourced and imported.
Address: 401 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Technically speaking, Bubby’s is a restaurant and not a bakery in Tribeca, however the treats here are too good not to mention!
Owner Ron Silver describes eating here like the “day after Christmas” and it’s a fitting description. The popular Tribeca brunch spot offers home-style cooking in a city that can often feel big and distant.
If you’re in mood for some baked-goods, swing by for a meal and make sure to order any of the pastries on the menu. The biscuits with butter and jam are to die for.
But the real reason I felt comfortable adding Bubby’s to our list of the best Tribeca bakeries is largely thanks to the pies you can purchase. Simply go online and order a pie for pick-up and enjoy one of the best desserts NYC has to offer. If at all helpful, I’m a huge fan of the sour cherry pie, perfectly sweet and tart!
Address: 120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Chanson Le Salon
A popular French restaurant, Chanson Le Salon is best known for an elegant atmosphere during their brunch and dinner service. What some of you may not know however is that they have a patisserie counter, where you can order one of their pastries and be on your merry way.
True to a European bakery you’ll find mouth watering pastries with the main attraction being the croissants. Available in an array of flavors I encourage all my friends (that means you) order something unique, with my #1 recommendation being the raspberry croissant.
There’s also a decent selection of eclairs and kouign amanns for those with more of a sweet tooth. Plus, you’ll be able to pick up baguettes and sourdough bread to take home and enjoy.
Address: 355 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Duane Park Patisserie
The mastermind behind one of the best Tribeca bakeries Madeline Lanciani, is just as impressive as the treats she sells. The pastry chef started her career with a bang by being the first female chef to have worked at the famous Plaza Hotel.
Throughout Lanciani’s career, she bopped around the Big Apple working in some of the city’s top restaurants. Eventually in 1992, Lanciani settled down and established Duane Park Patisserie, one of Tribeca’s best bakeries.
All treats are made from scratch — in house, using only the highest quality ingredients. You can taste the freshness and care that is baked into all the goods with just one bite.
I’d love to sit here and tell you what’s worth ordering but honestly I can’t pick just one. Everything I’ve ever had here has somehow been “my favorite”. You can’t go wrong ordering anything from this tempting Tribeca bakery — it’s all so good.
Address: 179 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
No list of best Tribeca bakeries can be complete without mentioning Maman. The bakery is just as endearing as the neighborhood. The flowery decor makes it the perfect reprieve in such a busy city.
Originally started as a French bakery and cafe in SoHo, Maman quickly became the go-to spot for impeccable baked goods. This was only magnified when Oprah listed their nutty chocolate chip cookie as one of her Favorite Things.
I never miss an opportunity to order the quiche, chocolate croissant or their famous macadamia nut cookie. And don’t underestimate their brews, this is one of the best bakeries in Tribeca.
Address: 211 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Billy’s Bakery is one of those Tribeca bakeries that’s constantly reliable and never seems to miss when I’m craving something sweet.
There’s a plethora of cake flavors to choose from, but my personal favorite is a tie between the banana cake, lemon raspberry cake or coconut cake. I know, how decisive of me? But I truly can’t choose just one!
However, the most famous cake here might just be the icebox cake, which is comprised of fresh whipped cream (chocolate, peppermint, or vanilla) sandwiched between crispy chocolate wafers – it’s perfect.
Billy’s Bakery is one of my personal favorite Tribeca bakeries when I want something quick and cake-y. There is also a small handful of gluten-free and vegan options.
Address: 75 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
A bakery named after a grandmother, ah does it get any better than that? I think not!
Grandaisy Bakery is a popular Tribeca bakery that has gained a following for embodying the feeling of delicious baked-goods made from love. The brand was built of baking special loaves of bread that would excite folks to go out of their way to swing by and snag.
For over a decade, this Tribeca bakery has mastered baking traditional Italian-style bread and handcrafting all the loaves you find stocked on the shelves. Bread isn’t the only thing Grandaisy Bakery has perfected. The pastries are equally as delicious and did I mention they also serve Roman-style pizza?
Roman-style pizza is unlike the traditional pie you may be used to. It’s typically made very thin, crispy and topped with anything but mozzarella and tomato sauce. This is one of the best Tribeca bakeries and is worth the detour.
Address: 250 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Frenchette Bakery can be found in the Merchant Square Building at the corner Church & Worth Streets. Replacing one of the most popular bakeries in Tribeca (Arcade Bakery, which closed in 2019) Frenchette has found its footing and provides locals with their much needed fix of carbs.
You’ll find all your favorite baked goods at Frenchette, including a kouign amann (like a caramilized croissant) that will reappear in your dreams. I’ve found that this bakery toes the line of sweetness masterfully, never overdoing it but providing just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth.
I’ll admit Frenchette isn’t one of the best Tribeca bakeries to visit if you’re on a budget. It’s not that the prices are ridiculous, more so that they’re premium. It’s not the end of the world if you’re stopping by for a single treat, but if you’re picking up a few… they add up quickly.
Locations: 220 Church St, New York, NY 10013
Mah-Ze-Dahr (Brookfield Place)
Chocolate cake has to be mentioned when talking about the best bakeries in Tribeca. A fan favorite since its inception, you can find it at grocery stores, bodegas, cafe’s and half the restaurant in Manhattan. However I have yet to find a slice as good as Mah-Ze-Dahr’s.
The cake is thick, I don’t mean the slice, I mean the cake itself is dense. It’s rich, and it’s heavy because it’s moist. The frosting is equally jam packed with flavor. It is soft like butter and smooth like ice cream.
Mah-Ze-Dahr has really done something here, they’ve created one of the best desserts in New York City. They’ve created the perfect cake for anniversaries and classy birthday parties. If you’ve screwed up bad enough it’s also a great apology cake (don’t ask me how I know this).
The original location is located in the West Village. However, recently Mah-Ze-Dahr expanded to Brookfield Place — bringing one of the best bakeries to Tribeca.
Address: 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281
For those of you who love Japanese pastries you need to make a beeline for Takahachi Bakery. The small family owned Tribeca Bakery blends European, American and Japanese flavors to make unique and innovative treats you won’t find elsewhere.
The star of the show is the matcha crepe, which is filled with a red bean cream filling. Fluffy as a pillow, each bite provides your taste buds with a full show of flavors worthy of an encore.
Another popular item are the buns, and there’s a plethora to choose from. Melon pan, red bean, sesame and lemon are just the tip of the iceberg and if you’re lucky enough to get them hot and fresh– it’s an instant addiction.
True to form you’ll also find a variety of Japanese teas that are the perfect match to your treats. Brewed fresh and hot you’ll be hard pressed to name better bakeries in Tribeca to spend a chilly day.
Address: 145 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Best Bakeries Near Tribeca
Kiki Modern Cakes
Adding Keki Modern Cake to my list of best bakeries near Tribeca was a no brainer. Where I struggled was deciding what to suggest ordering. Everything here is that good!
After many debates with my wife and many “research” calories later, I’ve settled on the Japanese cheesecake. It’s some of the best dessert in New York City.
Take everything you think you know about cheesecake and toss it out the window. Keki’s bouncy cheesecake is like nothing you’ve ever had before. It’s silky, it’s airy, it’s perfect. The cheesecake is not the only thing that dances. After one bite you’ll be busting out your happy moves and jiggling in harmony.
Address: 79 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
Spongies Cafe is one of the cutest cafes near Tribeca and a perfect spot to unwind with a sweet treat. Albeit on the smaller side, on a sunny day the cafe opens their french door and the bistro table out front is inviting.
You’ll find that Spongies Cafe is also one of the best community bakeries near Tribeca. Family owned and operated it’s not uncommon for the owner Fernando to be chatting up his regulars amid laughter and smiles.
Of course the main attraction are the Hong Kong style sponge cakes, which are executed to perfection at Spongies. Every bite is like munching on a cloud, sweet and full of flavor. The dedication to making fresh, delicious treats helps make Spongies Cafe one of the best bakeries near Tribeca.
Address: 121 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013
Fresh bread all day long? Sign me up! One of the best bakeries near Tribeca for all your bread-ly kneads (see what I did there) is Crispy Heaven. 😉
Just on the outskirts of the neighborhood, Crispy Heaven bakes their bread throughout the entire day. Meaning the odds of you getting a fresh loaf or fresh bread for a sandwich are extremely high. If that’s not enticing enough, the bakery also offers delicious bites, drinks and after 2pm…pizza!
This is one of the best bakeries near Tribeca for any fellow carb-lover out there who can never decide on just one dish. I recommend ordering the bread sampler. The generous portions of a mix of breads along with the butter and jam make for a memorable experience.
Address: 38 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Tai Pan Bakery
It’s hard for me to control myself whenever I visit Taipan Bakery. The case pulls me in like a magnet and before you know it I’m ordering half a dozen pastries when I only came in for one.
For those who don’t know, Chinese pastries are (usually) less sweet than their Western counterparts. That’s why Taipan Bakery is one of the best bakeries near Tribeca for those looking to satisfy a carb-craving without overdoing the sweet tooth.
The egg tarts are some of the best you’ll find in the city and are available in an assortment of flavors. You’ll also find other traditional treats like buns, mooncakes and sesame balls.
The treats are always fresh and the best part is you won’t break the bank satisfying your cravings. Most pastries are only a few bucks but you should know Taipan Bakery is CASH ONLY, so come prepared and ready to indulge.
Address: 194 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
Sweets Bakery is one of the best value bakeries in Tribeca. I know that technically speaking it’s in Chinatown, but it’s so close I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it.
You’ll find a wide assortment of Chinese pastries but the must-try items are the buns. There are so many to choose from it’s hard to pick just one. If at all helpful I tend to reach for the coconut custard flavor and it hits the spot every time.
The best part is that most of the pastries are only a few bucks! It’s one of the few bakeries near Tribeca I can stop by for a treat and a coffee and spend less than $5.
Something to note: Sweets Bakery is CASH ONLY
Address: 135 Walker St, New York, NY 10013
Best Bakeries in Tribeca (Post Summary)
- Takahachi Bakery
- Frenchette Bakery
- Sweets Bakery
- Grandaisy Bakery
- Kiki Modern Cakes
- Billy’s Bakery
- Tai Pan Bakery
- Crispy Heaven
- Spongies Cafe
- Duane Park Patisserie
- Chanson Le Salon
- Kaffe Landskap
Best Bakeries in Tribeca (Map)
And there you have it my friends, the best Tribeca bakeries according to yours truly. Let us know if you think we missed a spot.