This is a special place, the kind you remember, but can never find. By the Way is an old-fashioned bakery where everything is made by hand, from scratch, in small batches. Oh by the way, all our baked goods are gluten and dairy free.
Blueberry muffins bursting with blueberries, a lemon layer cake made with fresh lemon zest and filled with homemade lemon curd, a chocolate chip cookie made with the finest Belgian chocolate. A smile you can taste. Come find out why our friends call By the Way Bakery “a delicious little cupcake of a shop.”
That means sometimes our products may vary from day to day
and may be different at each location.
Don’t worry. We know you’ll find something you’ll love.
Our baked goods are made from certified gluten free flours.
There’s no dairy, either, but we’re sure you can’t tell.
As in, “Oh, by the way, it’s gluten and dairy free.”
Questions? Come on in and ask!…
Simple White… light vanilla layer cake covered in vanilla chiffon frosting
adorable little cakes are the talk of the town
Chocolate Chip… vanilla cake loaded with chocolate chips, baked in a mini bundt pan and covered in a satiny chocolate glaze
Lemon Poppy Seed… a classic combination with a tender crumb
Old-Fashioned Peach… its spiral shape gives it a donut-like crust
Orange Almond… a versatile mini cake that’s perfect for a quick breakfast or a fancy dinner party
Pear Plum… pears and plums add a wonderful complexity to a simple coffee cake
Sour Cherry… a diminutive version of our signature cake
"The Schnibbles”… an over-the-top Devil’s food chocolate chip mini cake, for chocolate lovers only
Are all of your products dairy free? Yes. There’s milk for the coffee, but you won’t find any dairy products in the BTW kitchen. In fact, our baked goods are certified pareve (prepared without meat, milk, or their derivatives) by National Kosher Supervision (http://nationalkoshersupervision.com).
Are you kosher? Yes. We’re under the supervision of Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of National Kosher Supervision. He’s certified that our products are not only kosher; they’re pareve (prepared without meat, milk, or their derivatives) as well.
Are any of your products vegan? Our kitchen is continually testing vegan options, but we don’t currently have any on the menu.
What ingredients do you use instead of wheat and dairy? A notebook with information about each ingredient is available for your review at each location. You’ll learn about our gluten free flour mix and dairy alternatives. You’ll also see that we use the finest conventional ingredients, including Belgian chocolate, French cocoa powder, organic jam and pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla.
Can I place an order for an item on the menu that isn’t available at the location where I’d like to pick it up? Yes, we’re happy to accept special orders! If you’d like to pick up cupcakes at our NYC store or mini cakes at our Hastings location, just give us 72 hours notice and the product will be waiting for you.
Do you make custom layer cakes? We LOVE making custom cakes, especially wedding cakes! Please take a look at the photo gallery to see just a few of the custom cakes we’ve made for very happy customers.
Can you accommodate large orders? Yes! Please give us a call to discuss catering options.
Do you deliver? Not at the moment, but we regularly revisit the issue, particularly for our NYC store.
Do you ship? No. That’s a very different business that requires far more space than we have in our tiny shops.
Additional questions or concerns? Call the bakery and leave your name, phone number and email address and Helene Godin, the owner of By the Way Bakery, will get back to you promptly.