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Originally founded in 1916, Orwashers is one of the longest running businesses on the Upper East Side and they recently branched out with a second location in the Upper West Side. This classic Upper East Side bakery has been serving New Yorkers for more than 105 years.

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Laduree’s macaroons have a cult-like following for a reason — they’re some of the best in the city and the UES is lucky to have a location. The decor is perfectly Parisian and makes for a great spot to slow down and relax in the midst of the bustling streets.

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Originally started as a French bakery and cafe in SoHo, Maman quickly became renown for perfectly executed baked goods. But what really put them on the map was Oprahlisting their nutty chocolate chip cookie as one of her favorite things.

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Padoca Bakery

Padoca is the slang term for neighborhood bakery in Brazilian, so it’s only fitting that this charming Upper East Side bakery makes some of the best Brazilian cheese bread in NYC. This UES bakery swarms with locals during the early morning hours and it’s not uncommon for baked goods to be sold out by noon.

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Chances are good that you’ve heard of Levain, arguably the most famous chocolate chip cookies in New York City, if not the world. Their gooey chocolate chip walnut cookies have amassed a cult-like following that only sounds surprising until you try them for yourself.

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Breads Bakery

Breads Bakery is not only one of the best bakeries in the Upper East Side, but in all of New York City. With four locations, this bakery has grown like wildfire mostly thanks to their award-winning chocolate babka.

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William Greenberg Desserts

Serving New Yorkers since 1946, William Greenberg Desserts is one of the oldest and best bakeries in the Upper East Side. Their iconic black-and-white cookies consistently grace the top of award lists year after year.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles originally hails from Beverly Hills but there’s no way those deliciously moist cupcakes could stay put for long. Since their first store in 2005, the bakery has spread to major cities across the country and has the long lines to prove it. Swing by the bakery in the Upper East Side to see what all the fuss is about, the well-curated selection of cupcakes never disappoints.

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By the Way Bakery

By The Way Bakery is a great option for those in search of the best gluten free bakeries in the Upper East Side. The entire selection of toothsome baked goods is gluten-free, dairy free, certified kosher and so dang delicious.

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Noglu is a gluten-free bakery in the Upper East Side that opened in 2015 by French pastry chef, Frédérique Jules. This is the perfect spot to get a mid-day pick me up. This Upper East Side bakery focuses on local and organic ingredients and you can taste the difference.

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