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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bakeries in Queens

If you are looking for some of the best baked goods in all of New York City, look no further than Queens.

Here’s is the deal:

This borough is home to some amazing bakeries, each with their own unique style and offerings. From classic French pastries to Italian cookies to German breads, there is something for everyone in Queens.

But with so many delicious bakeries to choose from, we decided to give you a list of our favorite bakeries.  

We have listed the 5 best bakeries in Queens NY, complete with photos and descriptions!

Whether you are looking for delicious cakes, pies, pastries, or fresh bread, these bakeries will not disappoint!

The French Workshop

The French Workshop is a popular bakery that is known for its decadent sweets, pastries and breads. The kitchen is separated from the front counter by large panes of glass, so patrons can see the bakers making the breads and pastries.

The shop is the creation of brothers Neil and Jerry Pantelatos, so you know it’s going to be good!

Classics like tarte Bourdaloue — filled with poached pears and almond cream — eclairs, Opera cake, and chocolate bombes decorated with white chocolate pearls are standard here. A must-get is the fluffy, crumbly, crisp millefeuille — each bite shatters and then melts in the mouth.

Cannelle Patisserie

Cannelle’ Patisserie is a French bakery that makes high-quality pastries like pain au chocolat, croissants, gateau breton, and almond croissants.
They also make the canelé, the pastry that bears their name and is delicious—caramelized on the exterior and creamy on the interior with a hint of vanilla.
The baguettes are extremely popular, as well as their typical French sandwich croque monsieur and the variety of quiches.

Lety Bakery & Café

Lety Bakery & Café is hidden away in a small storefront on 37th Avenue, serves up a variety of delicious sweet delicacies to the locals.


Their raisin roll is incredible—buttery and flaky, with a soft inside and just the right amount of sweetness.
Their small, round New York-style cheesecakes are silky, delicious, and the perfect size.
Mexican wedding cookies are shaped like a small flat disc rather than the conventional nugget shape, but they’re delicious—crispy, flaky, buttery, and studded with pecans.

Consider the flan as well as the black and white biscuit.

Martha’s Country Bakery

Martha’s Country Bakery in Forest Hills is a local favorite dessert spot for Queens families.

Customers are lined up out the door for there hundreds of different cakes and pastries on hand, all produced daily and around the clock!

The cakes and pastries on display are exquisite, and the menu includes classics like croissants, cake pops, lattes, danishes, pies, milkshakes, and whatever else you can think of to satisfy your sweet taste

Joe’s Sicilian Bakery Inc.

Joe’s Sicilian Bakery– they are known for their delicious Italian butter cookies. These cookies are smooth, rich, and fantastically buttery.

Other delicious treats include chocolate-frosted brownies, irresistible NY-style mini cheesecakes (plain or topped with whipped cream and strawberries), biscotti, fondant-topped black and white cookies, and flaky bow ties. In the back, you’ll find pizza, both Sicilian style and round NY style, which you can buy by the slice or pie. The round makes for a nice cheesy slice.

They also bake bread here, which is very popular in the neighborhood—particularly beloved is the savory sausage, pepper, and onion bread. Semolina loaves and rolls are also for sale.

Stop by today and experience all that Joe’s Sicilian Bakery has to offer! We are sure you won’t be disappointed.

Have you tried any of these bakeries on the “best bakeries in Queens NY” list?

What is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below.

R>Holle

Tuesday 10th of January 2023

Always go to Joe's especially for the holidays and visitors. You can not do better than Joe's anything from bread goodies and even a slice of pizza