By Adria Valdes Greenhauff, Editor-at-Large
Bakeries and pastry shops are nothing new. No matter the city, we’re never too far away from a cupcake shop, ice cream parlor, or grocery store stocked with shelf upon shelf of cookies, cakes and other sweet delights. In Los Angeles alone, Yelp turned up nearly 2,000 results for the search term, “cupcakes.”
But let’s face it, not all desserts are created equal and today’s consumers have too many options to settle for your run-of-the-mill baked good. Still, the bakery scene is booming, especially in cities like New York, where a slew of new pastry shops have opened up, all within the last year.
So what does a bakery have to do these days to stand out? Create dessert options that are as unique in flavor as they are pretty to look at.
Let’s take a look at just a handful new school pastry shops that are satisfying their customers’ sweet tooth in a major way.Read More