[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

The bakery case at Toby's Estate offers a plethora of pastries from different vendors around town—think caneles from Balthazar, lamingtons from Van Leeuwen, and cookies from Ovenly. My favorite? Sticky buns ($3) from Roberta's. They're just big enough to satisfy a craving but not leave you stuffed or suffering a sugar high. Made from brioche dough, the buns are plush all the way though (even the outermost coil!) and drenched in a Maldon salt-kissed caramel. Butter, caramel, salt...all the good things in life. Just be careful of the crunchy bits around the bottom—those crisp caramel shards could easily break a tooth.

Toby's Estate

125 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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