1670 First Avenue
New York, NYC 10128
Monday Closed/Tuesday-Friday 7:00am-7:00pm/Saturday 8:00am-7:00pm/Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
My review on TripAdvisor:
Glaser’s Bakery has been a family affair since 1902 and for good reason. Their baked goods are excellent (See reviews on TripAdvisor). The third generation of Glaser’s are doing the baking and everything in their cases are delicious. It is my new ‘go to’ place for a snack when visiting the Met.
I visited the bakery three times when touring the Yorkville neighborhood for Day Ninety of my blog ‘MywalkinManhattan’ and I will be back for more. It is the most unpretentious bakery on an island where certain bakeries charge outrageous prices for a cookie or small cake. This is a bakery that reminds you that the neighborhood was once a German enclave.
This was an old fashioned bakery
Their black and white cookies ($2.25) melt in your mouth. The icing is not the usual fondant icing. It is more of a butter cream frosting, not too sweet on a buttery soft cake/cookie. It is the rage of the internet on all the food review sites.
The Black and White cookies were mouthwatering
Another choice is the Crumb Cookie Danish ($3.25) is a hybrid of a Danish and a cookie with large cinnamon crumbs topping a sweet Danish bottom with a thick layer of icing on top. It is the perfect snack or heated with butter. It was so big that I had to finish it the next day.
Their doughnuts ($1.50) are delicious as well. The jelly are filled with a sweet tart currant type of jelly and topped with a layer of either powered sugar or sweet cinnamon sugar. The regular cinnamon doughnuts are soft and chewy and layered with the sweet sugar combination. Their Cake Cinnamon Doughnuts ($1.25) are dense and sweet and a very different from their yeast counterparts.
Their Apple, Cranberry and Orange pie ($3.50) is melt in your mouth delicious with a buttery crust and sweet sugary topping and baked perfectly. The Apple Turnovers ($2.50) have a rich sweetness to the fresh apples used with lots of cinnamon in the apples and a rich white icing that covers it just adds to the complexity of the product.
The selection was excellent
One item you should try is their Danish. I had one of their peach Danish ($3.00) and it was out of this world. Loaded with peaches and topped with a thick white icing, every sweet bite is like heaven. These large Danish are loaded with fresh peaches and the Danish base is a sweet dough that is perfectly cooked and soft with every bite. The Dutch Apple Danish ($3.00) is also delicious, loaded with sweet apples and a thick layer of icing.
The service here has been very friendly and courteous. Both times I walked in, the red-headed lady behind the counter gave me a free cookie so that I could sample what a comparison product would taste like. She got me hooked to other baked items in the case.
The service was excellent and the staff had been here for years
On my recent trip to Glaser’s in January of 2018, I got to meet Herbie, the main baker at Glaser’s and praised him up and down about his product. Not only do I think that this is one of the best bakeries in New York City, but the service here is excellent! The ladies that work here know how to treat a customer. I even told him that I had read that he was retiring and said that he should not deprive people of his delicious baked goods and he just laughed.
Herbie at the counter at Glaser’s Bake Shop
The one thing that is true is he said once people come in toe try their product, they become loyal customers. I can see the reason why. Their prices are fair, their service is excellent and the quality of their baked goods are superb. A place like Glaser’s can scare a Starbucks.
This is a bakery that warrants several trips in the future (and I have!).
*Note from the Blogger: Sad news, Glazer’s will be closing in four months. GET THERE NOW!
It was a sad day on The Upper East Side and New York City when Glaser’s Closed.