Park Slope, Brooklyn, has long been a haven for food lovers, and its bakeries stand out as true gems. From artisanal bread to exquisite pastries, these establishments have mastered the art of baking, infusing their creations with love, creativity, and a touch of local flair.
The bakeries featured here each have unique charm and signature offerings. From classic American treats to European-inspired delicacies, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds.
260 5th Ave
This bakery is a sweet tooth’s paradise. They have cupcakes in many flavors, such as vanilla bean, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet, and lemon raspberry. They also have brownies, blondies, bars, cookies, macarons, and cake pops. They use fresh ingredients and bake everything from scratch in their open kitchen. If you love sweets, you’ll love Buttermilk Bakeshop!
186 5th Ave
Have a preference for French-style baked goods? Have a visit to Julien Boulangerie, where you’ll find an array of French treats that are as authentic as they come. Their croissants are flaky and unmistakably French, their baguettes are crusty perfection, and their macarons are a thing of art to be savored. Some of their other must-try items include canelés, pain au chocolat, and eclairs. You can pair these treats with a cup of their expertly-made coffee or tea for the ultimate indulgence.
367 7th Ave
You can’t lose when you decide to visit Winner. There’s a reason why this spot has such a devoted fan base. The bread is phenomenal. The pastries are divine. And the sandwiches are sure to blow your mind. Be sure not to miss out on the Monkey Bread – a delicious, pull apart loft made from croissant dough. They recently opened up Winner Butcher on Fifth Avenue also in Park Slope, where you can still score some of their best baked goods.
374 9th St
For a true taste of Belgium in the heart of Park Slope, Colson Patisserie offers breakfast pastries that include croissants, pain au chocolate, and brioche. But that’s not all they have to offer! Their menu includes the teddy bear financier with is a favorite among customers, as well as sandwiches, salads, and yogurts to enjoy. With sharp service, this place is perfect for anyone who wants to grab some breakfast on the go.
70 7th Ave
There are very good reasons why this neighborhood staple has lasted for over 35 years. Cousin John’s offers some very good pastry selections that include pies, tarts, cupcakes, muffins, Danish, croissants, and more! You can’t go wrong with their classic apple pie and blueberry muffins, but feel free to branch out and try one of their unique combinations like the cranberry zucchini muffin or the pecan bar.
162 7th Ave
This charming bakery offers a variety of delicious baked goods and drinks that should probably come with an addictive tag. With a diverse menu that includes croissants, cookies that come in flavors like pistachio and chocolate chip (divine, truly!), and Pastel de Nata (a favorite among customers), you’ll be spoiled for choice here. The cozy atmosphere and friendly staff certainly don’t hurt!
53 5th Ave
Offering great service and even better pastries for prices that won’t break the bank, Blue Sky Bakery is not one to miss. With products like muffins (which come in just about every edible flavor combination), coffee cakes, almond croissants that are pure bliss, and drinks (they’ve got coffee and espresso!) to wash it all down, you’ll walk out of there with a full stomach and a promise to return. And all that for less than you’d spend at some of the fancier bakeries around!
310 5th Ave
For breakfast and lunch, you get a suite of options that includes artisanal bread, traditional French croissants, gluten-free and vegan options, soups, sandwiches, quiches, salads, coffee, homemade jams, coffee, espresso, and other baked dishes. The bakery may be artisan but its menu is a crowd-pleaser, with something for everyone.
1112 8th Ave
This neighborhood spot has been delighting Park Slope locals for over 3 decades. Small in size, but big on flavors, they offer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and other specialty sweets. And if you’re looking for custom creations, this is definitely your spot as they offer a wide variety of flavors, textures, fillings sizes and decor.
204 6th Ave
Milk Bar is the perfect grand finale to this delightful bakery adventure. Their menu features iconic treats like the famous Crack Pie (now called the Milk Bar Pie), Birthday Cake Truffles, Compost Cookies, and Cereal Milk Soft Serve. You can also indulge in their delectable layer cakes, pies, and assorted cookies. With their playful and nostalgic approach to baking, Milk Bar brings a sense of whimsy to the pastry scene in Park Slope. So, be sure to save room for one last delightful treat at Milk Bar.