Sweet Melt Down

Okay, a meltdown happened. And now it's time to do something about it. 
I like to bake and I like to eat sweets. So, I'm going to hit every bakery 
in New York City, order the best thing they have and hopefully learn something along the way.
Bakeries' paper goods

We finally made it to Amy’s Bread for a little taste of heaven in Hell’s Kitchen.
Amy's Bread
Best Thing: That all depends on what you’re looking for
Price: Please see above

Food tastes better when it’s fresh. It’s a simple concept, 
but if it were so easy everyone would be doing it.

To: Our Viewers

Watch our episode for a recipe for sugar cookies. 
Have a sweet holiday!!

Two bakeries, three blocks apart. We had to check them out.
Fay Da Bakery
Best Thing: Sweet Topping Bun
Price: $.80

I'd never been to a Chinatown bakery before, let alone two. It was a trip.

Two pumpkin cheesecakes leftover from Thanksgiving. Well, we had to Throwdown.
Best Thing: Derek's Pumpkin Cheesecake
Price: Rich

Derek puts the Pumpkin in Pumpkin Cheesecake.

A visit to Duane Park Patisserie for their Magic Cupcake. Wand not included.
Best Thing: Magic Cupcake
Price: $3.50
A cupcake so magical, it Abracadabra'd a baking career.

We traveled down to Butter Lane on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B

Best Thing: Peanut Butter "The Elvis" Cupcake
Price: $3.00
A cupcake shop where you can mix and match your flavors. 
That's some pretty wonderful icing on the cake.

We had our first request from a bakery to come visit. So what if it’s on wheels.

Best Thing: Macarella
Price: $2.75
A bakery on wheels can take you more places.

This time, 
to Glaser's Bake Shop for their Old Fashioned Cinnamon Raisin Bar and a few laughs.
Best Thing: Old Fashioned Cinnamon Raisin Bar 
(But really, too many things)
Price: $1.50

This place has been open for several lifetimes. 
They've spent all that time learning to make the best of everything.

Then we went to the ___  ___ bakery for their, well, you will see... 

Best Thing: ???
Price: $1.00 
If I ask you what's the best thing you have, 
have an answer please. 

A real, live doughnut shop. We hit Doughnut Plant for their PB & J doughnut.

Best Thing: Peanut Butter Glaze and Blackberry Jelly Doughnut
Price: $3.00

Don't forget the doughnut. 
When done right it's right up there with the cookies 
and the cupcakes of this city.

On to Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery 
for their, conveniently called, Sunshine Cupcake.

Best Thing: Sunshine Cupcake
Price: $1.50
If the Lower East Side had a bakery as a mascot, 
this place would be it.

( Know thy neighborhood.)

We moved to a new part of the city. 
Stuffed Artisan Cannolis for their Girl Scout Cookie Cannoli.
Best Thing: Girl Scout Cookie Cannoli
Price: $2.00

The cannoli takes a cue from the cupcake and gets all fancy 
with its flavors. I wouldn't do it, but I like it.  

Next stop, CRUMBS Bake Shop for their Red Velvet Cupcake

Best Thing: Red Velvet Cupcake
Price: $3.75
Owning and franchising are two different things.

Which one am I?

First stop, Levain Bakery for their Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie 

Best Thing: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie
Price: $4.00
If I'm going to build a bakery around a cookie, 
it better be a freaking amazing cookie. 

I have some work to do.

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This has been created by Whitney Grossman and Mara Weinraub