When I shared these quintessential New York Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

with you a couple of weeks ago, it made me so excited to share this unique cookbook with you.  New York Sweets:  A Sugarhound’s Guide to the Best Bakeries, Ice Cream Parlors, Candy Shops and Other Emporia of Delicious Delights by Susan Pear Meisel is literally my dream book.  It divides New York City into neighborhoods and highlights many of the best and most famous bakeries and sweet shops in each area.  As if that guide book wasn’t enough, New York Sweets also shares recipes for some of the best-loved treats from these landmarks!


The book is divided into neighborhoods:  Greenwich Village & Soho, East Village & Lower East Side, Midtown & Uptown and Brooklyn & Queens.  It highlights some of my favorite places such as Magnolia Bakery in Greenwich Village and Ferrara Bakery in Little Italy.

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And there are so many other bakeries and confectioneries that I am dying to visit that it makes me want to hop on a plane to the Big Apple immediately and take my own personal food tour with this book as my guide!

If you love to read about the history of bakeries or you find yourself visiting New York City anytime soon, pick up a copy of this book and pick at least one bakery from each neighborhood to sample treats from!  What a fun culinary adventure!

*Rizzoli Publishing provided me with a review copy of New York Sweets by Susan Pear Meisel, but all opinions are, as always, my own.

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Luv What You Do
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    This book looks like so much fun! I’d love to tour the bakeries of new york trying pastries at every one!


    • Mercedes
      Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:45 am

      I know, I think that would be such a fun way to spend a vacation in NYC!


  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Black and white cookies are my favorite.

    The best donuts imo in NYC is DOUGH in Brooklyn. If you’re ever in the city, please check them out. They are so good you might cry. 🙂


    • Mercedes
      Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:45 am

      Thanks for the recommendation on the donuts Pamela!


  3. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    I’m hungry for pastries now. 🙂 I LOVE touring new cities via food, so fun!


  4. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    I’m always looking for a great cookbook but there are so many out there. This one looks great. If your black and white cookies are any indication (because those look amazing) then I’m in for a treat in this book. Thanks for the suggestion!


  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Sounds like a great book to reference before a trip to NYC!


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