Where does everyone buy baked goods now

Hi, just wondered how many people are s till die-hards and go to their local bakery for their baked goods needs///


Tell me please. Interesting topic :)

Also, what is your favorite bakery item as well.


Muheisen’s donuts. Hands down the best.


Hate that Viking in Denville closed. Closest one is Swiss Chalet in Motown..


GIANCARLO's. Excellent Italian food, pastries and pies and cakes. Wonderful homemade breads. Donuts and danish. Everyrhing is homemade and everyone is so friendly
They absolutely treat me like they want me to come back. The place that I like to give my business.


Buttercups in Stewartsville


best croissants in town at rico pan bakery on main street Hackettstown.they are big fresh and made every morning.best of all there just one dollar.


Rico Pan

Blackcat Blackcat
3 weeks ago

What happened to Harper's?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

Calandra's is my go to place.

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
3 weeks ago

Weis. I have gotten Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, retirement cakes, Anniversary cakes and just cakes. They will help you design your cake. I got my marriage renewal cake there. It was fresh delicious and beautiful. One of a kind (WE DESIGNED it TOGETHER). I will not get a cake anywhere else.

Snowflake
3 weeks ago

Angela - where is Giancarlo's located
thanks


+1 Giancarlos’s in Ledgewood. Excellent bread and sweets but also fantastic sandwiches made on amazing Italian rolls! Their pizza is pretty good too.

http://giancarlosbakery.com/


Main Street Cafe.

YeahRight YeahRight
3 weeks ago

Was at Mackey’s this weekend and their bakery looked amazing. I only left with a bag of cider donuts, and half gallon of cider though


Special occasions- Coco Lux in Peapack.
Worth the trip.


Mine is Baker's Perfection in Rockaway up in Green Pond area:)


Snowflake do you use the Hackettstown Weis or the one in Easton


Strange as it seems ; for seeded rye I go to Adams in budd lake. I call ahead the day before and they have a super thick and seeded rye. For bakery we use Dalcourt at the crossroads strip mall. Also Cafe Parote in andover maked a great crumb apple cake

exphysics teacher
3 weeks ago

Gencarelli's in Bloomfield is the best in my opinion. Bread, pastry, cookies, breakfast stuff like coffee cake--you name it. So. Good.

http://gencarellisbakery.com/


I grew up with the Gencarelli family. Excellent bakery. Far from local unfortunately. :-(

Calico696 Calico696
3 weeks ago

"Café Pierrot" is definitely tasty for desserts. Giancarlos too.

If Vikiing wasn't too far, I would think Anthony's would be on the list for the breads. Callandra's to me is similar just further. My office isn't that far though so it's not a big stretch particularly with a customer across the street. However, both Anthony's and Callandra deliver items to both Shoprite and Weis. Unless you're buying an awful lot, you don't have to travel that far to get the same thing.

Harpers for the cinnamon swirls. Best croissants danish, and turnovers are at Main St Cafe. OMG "Guava".


Thanks GC. Good list. Main Street needs my personal investigation. Glad to hear Harpers still hanging in. And Rico Pan always seems to get good reviews. Now....bring back biscottii!

Notice no Panera. I agree. I do get there bagels, but they’re not real; they’re San Fran style and what the heck is that. Convenient though.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

Not a bakery, but Cafe 57 in Washington has quite a few fresh baked items daily. I've never had any of them, but people rave about their cinnamon rolls.

Calico696 Calico696
3 weeks ago

Main Street Cafe has excellent pastries and big cookies.

But for bagels I make my parents import them in from Brooklyn when they visit. Nothing in this state comes close.

honestyseasy honestyseasy
3 weeks ago

I like Panera's bagels and baked goods. Also the bagel place to the right of the Wawa (Hackettstown) .bottom of Schooley's Mtn.They do a wonderful business...always a full house. I love a toasted brown sesame bagel with vegetable cream cheese. They're VERY generous with their cream cheese. I try to stay away from the bagels though.


AJMS. I use the weis in Mansfield. They are very friendly and go out of their way to help you.

Snowflake
3 weeks ago

I've always got my specialty cakes from the Shop Rite Bakery. I have received so many compliments as well as requests to know where they came from. When I tell people the cake came from the Shop Rite, they are shocked. I have never been disappointed.

Parental Unit Parental Unit
3 weeks ago

Parental, is that the one in Mansfield


AJMS, yes that is correct. The Mansfield Shop Rite.

Parental Unit Parental Unit
3 weeks ago

Shoprite has pretty good muffins (on sale), fancier breads, love the 2-pack cake slices (we actually cut each slice in half and get a 4-pack!) so I guess I would like the cakes,, but the rest --- I pass. All the pastries, etc. are just too "bready" for me.

Similarly, I just get bagels and bread from Panera mostly because I get gift cards from my ccard so --- it's free! The bagels are a different style, San Fran, and I wish I had contacts in Brooklyn (you oughta start being a bagel dealer.....). The breads are OK, but I pass on the rest. All the pastries seem "bready" to me. I love the rapid pick-up though, it's the cat's pj's to order and then pick up right from the back door.

Really miss the Washington bakery that was just a half block down on of the side streets just past the town center. You could mix n match single items and they all were very good.

Some great ideas here but lots of road time if you're not passing by. Guess I will make a list and try them out as I pass by. Thanks all.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

A little bit of a trek but Windy Brow Farm in Fredon bakes incredible bread and pastries and has hand-crafted ice cream that doesn’t disappoint!

LittleWing LittleWing
3 weeks ago

Was gonna mention but far away and really an orchard. Pies to die for. And yea, every baked good had been unexpectedly great.

Fredon? Seems like Newton to me.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

Well, their mailing address is Newton but the farm is most definitely in Fredon. And being that they have a Head Bread Baker and a Pastry Chef on staff, it may be an orchard but it is also, clearly, a bakery featuring some of the best baked goods around. Minor details! Nobody cares

LittleWing LittleWing
3 weeks ago

Hey, I care. I’m strangerous, I’m dangerous, but I’m no nobody no sir eee. I like these guys, been going for years. One of two farms in NW NJ with sugar plums, a short-lived wonder. Crop was wiped this year, so sad. Thought it was a farmer and his little brother. Thanks.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

Is Harpers ever opened? Closed most of the time I drive by in the morning which is odd.

reisident08
3 weeks ago

They are still open. They may be closed on Tuesday. Check their hours on the door.


I do and when they say they are supposed to be open they are never open. Something is up...

reisident08
3 weeks ago

M-F 6AM-3PM. Sat and Sun. 6-1. It may look dark but the store is actually open. Pretty positive that "nothing is up".


Nope Angela. Sign has said closed for several mornings when I have driven by. Would not be a loss if closed. You can get better and cheaper baked goods at Weis.

reisident08
3 weeks ago

Hmmmm. Did not know this about Harpers. I still like Giancarlo's the best. Excellent quality. Really nice people.
I have bought from Weis a long time ago. I used to buy a slice of cheesecake on occassion. Their donuts were pretty good too.


Why buy? We gots plenty baked goods right here for free ;-)

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

I just drove past Harpers and the OPEN sign is up. 2 people outside. I believe that they may close at 1 and it is 12:40
Strangerdanger...what does that mean " why buy. You gots plenty of baked goods for free"? Im not picking up on the private joke I guess. In the whole scheme of things; I suppose that really doesn't matter..."never mind :D"


@honestyseasy -

Being a Brooklynite (migrated to NJ...just right in time before Bklyn turned into a mess), I 100% agree with you about the Bagels, along a lot of the same foods can't be compared to the ones made in NYC. {The word or myth is the main culprit is the Water difference}.

Rather NOT start a debate on that point, after many places my family has tried (from near and far), we found the closest taste was from Alfa Bagels. Main points why: 1) It doesn't have that slightly undercooked or doughy taste that I've found a lot of shops/people in NJ like it that way & 2) Their bagels are made much bigger than the average (extra larger than Bklyn ones where I think due to the increase of food/housing/etc in NYC, I've noticed Bklyn bagels have began to 'shrink')

...leaving Alfa Bagel's bagels give you not only the best taste, but also best bang of your buck!

However, since of course everyone from every other place (NY&NJ, North/East/South&West) has acquired their own taste which they think is "the best', everyone's tip, referrals, opinion, and foods they already taste-tested, That's A Lot!

I'm going to Giancarlos to line up its Pastries against my taste of Bklyn's this weekend. Thx

ftcfda@aol.com ftcfda@aol.com
2 weeks ago

Angela they opened in the afternoon NOT for the morning today and every day. That is very odd. If you need to retire and cannot keep the bakery open when it is supposed to be open, close the place down.

reisident08
2 weeks ago

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