Rolling about like a bomboloni near Times Square.
Long-time readers will know that our favourite all-round American bakery is Mia’s Bakery. There, you will find any and every form of dessert you might be craving — cakes, cupcakes, cheesecake, pies, macarons, cookies, breakfast pastries. Another excellent American bakery that we have visited repeatedly, but have been remiss in not yet featuring on this dessert blog, is Angelina Bakery.
Both locations of Angelina Bakery in Midtown Manhattan make for great pit-stops when visiting the area. Owing to such central location, you are likely to find many tourists frequenting the bakery, but this should not put you off visiting. You would be missing out on some of the best fluffiest bombolonis and decadent laminated croissants in NYC, if so! These are our favourite desserts from Angelina. The nutella and vanilla custard bomboloni will have you returning for more, and don’t forget the croissants with luscious raspberry and nutella fillings.
Angelina Bakery also creates a range of vibrantly-coloured mousse cakes. These are not the type of mousse cakes that you will find at Dominique Ansel or AnnTremet — Angelina’s texture is without heft, almost like just-slightly-firm cream. If you love creamy desserts, you will enjoy this. You will find a veritable rainbow of strawberry, lemon, blueberry, pistachio mousse cakes.
NYC has countless of cake shops and viennoiserie bakeries, and increasingly, specialty sweet boutiques that specialize in a single type of dessert (see eg. here, here and here). If you are craving desserts in general, or love to have a selection before you, head to Mia’s Bakery especially for giant cake slices, and Angelina Bakery particularly for bombolonis and croissants.
Dessert adventure checklist
- ☑ Dessert destination: Angelina Bakery, two locations:
- 575 8th Avenue, Midtown West, Manhattan, New York.
- 1675 Broadway, Midtown, Manhattan, New York.
- ☑ Budget: $$.
- ☑ Sweet irresistibles: Cake, pastries, doughnuts.
- ☑ Must-eat: The Bomboloni.
- ☑ The short and sweet story: Rolling about like a bomboloni near Times Squares.