Want to check out the newest bakeries in New York City? You're in luck: We've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here's a list of places to check out the next time you're in search for a new bakery near you.
Red Gate Bakery
68 E. First St., East Village
Formerly operated out of founder Greg Rales' home, Red Gate Bakery has opened its first proper storefront in the East Village.
Named after the Nantucket farm where Rales spent his childhood summers, the new spot specializes in updated version of classic American sweets from yesteryear, like brownies, cookies and yellow birthday cakes.
Check out the homemade peanut butter Oreos, the toasted coconut banana bacon cake and the carrot loaf with candied pistachios. Custom and made-to-order cakes (for 12-16 people) are also availa. See the bakery's website for more information.
Red Gate Bakery's current Yelp rating of five stars out of 11 reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Joseph S., who reviewed Red Gate Bakery on Feb. 1, wrote, "Not your ordinary bakery — you will find unique, inventive, fresh tastes that differentiate this gem on the Lower East Side."
Daniel C. noted, "Cute shop, super nice people, delicious food."
Red Gate Bakery is open from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Wednesday-Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday and Tuesday.)
31 Essex St., Lower East Side
Partybus Bakeshop is a bakery offering organic, small-batch sweets, treats and other baked goods.
Helmed by Jacqueline Russo Eng, former head baker at Altamarea Group, the new spot serves up classics like chocolate chip cookies and apple danishes, a selection of seasonal pies, breads made with locally sourced flour and more.
There are also lunchtime offerings, like sandwiches on house-made bread and made-to-order personal pizzas, as well as coffee from Brooklyn's City League Coffee Roasters, which can be enjoyed at one of the tables on the premises. Moreover, Partybus Bakeshop regularly hosts baking classes. (More information here.)
Partybus Bakeshop currently holds five stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp, indicating excellent reviews.
Yelper Jess T., who reviewed Partybus Bakeshop on Dec. 17, wrote, "Partybus is a welcoming, campy little nook slinging buttery and flavorful wares to tempt any sugar-crazed, flamingo-flecked heart."
Franny A. noted, "Get on this bus pronto."
Partybus Bakeshop is open from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)
483 Fourth Ave., Park Slope
New to Park Slope is cozy, wood-paneled bakery/cafe 48Treehouse Cafe. Stop in for cookies, savory cheddar scones and flavored coffee and tea drinks. This spot also hosts events like comedy open-mic nights.
48Treehouse Cafe's current rating of five stars out of four reviews on Yelp indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Liz A., who reviewed 48Treehouse Cafe on Nov. 22, wrote, "So glad this opened up in the neighborhood. Great coffee and yummy pastries."
Esma T. added, "Calm and clean little hidden gem."
48Treehouse Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday.