Slideshow SLIDESHOW: The Best Bakeries in New York: American-Style

Where are the best bakeries in New York? It's a question with so many answers that one article just wouldn't do.

So welcome to Serious Eats: New York Bakery Week, where we'll be exploring the best spots in the city for breads and cakes and pastries and much, much more.

Bakeries produce so many magical things that they don't always break down neatly into categories. How do you classify the all-American cookies-and-cupcakes bakery that happens to make a perfect croissant? What about the classic French patisserie that churns out decent brioche but outstanding chocolate chip cookies? It's hard to draw these lines. But rest assured that whatever the categories, you'll find all sorts of incredible bakeries this week.

Here are our Top 10 "American" bakeries—places where we return again and again for the brownies or peanut butter cookies or chocolate cakes. Find out what we love at each!

Two Little Red Hens »
Black Hound Bakery »
Lulu Cake Boutique »
Yura on Madison »
Bouchon Bakery »
Baked »
Soutine »
Amy's Bread »
City Bakery »
Duane Park Patisserie »

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