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This is a special place, the kind you remember, but can never find. By the Way Bakery is an old-fashioned bakery where everything is made by hand, from scratch, in small batches. And, by the way, all of our baked goods are gluten-free and dairy-free. They're also certified kosher. Most important, everything we make is as delicious as – if not better than – most conventional baked goods.
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 visit us to find out why so many people have fallen in love with our bite-size little shops!
She walked away from a 22-year career in the law to open a bakery
and, along the way, found something much bigger...
CAKES & MORE
just big enough to put a smile on your face
Almond Cookies… our award-winning cookie, with a crunchy exterior and a moist center
Biscotti... perfect for dipping in your morning coffee
Brownies… an indulgent, no-holds-barred brownie studded with Belgian chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip Cookies…like your favorite aunt used to make. Okay, maybe a little better
Coconut Pecan Chewies... the coconut macaroon meets the chocolate chip cookie
Fudge Brownie Cookies... a crispy-chewy-chocolatey treat
Lemon Drops... petite "donut holes" filled with homemade lemon curd
Linzers... the classic Linzer cookie filled with ruby-red raspberry jam
Raspberry Bars... luscious raspberry jam in a shortbread crust
Rugelach... delicate dough wrapped around walnuts and jam
Turtle Bars... caramel, pecans, and chocolate in a magical bar cookie
MUFFINS & SCONES
perfectly sized, because the muffin should never be bigger than the coffee cup
Blueberry Muffin… a cake-like muffin that's bursting with plump blueberries
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffin... with a brown sugar-based crumb topping
Cherry Scone... golden on the outside, tender on the inside, as a scone should be
the quintessential dessert in several classic combinations
Black & White… Devil's food cake with vanilla chiffon filling and frosting
Carrot… made with fresh carrots and covered in tangy white frosting
Chocolate Raspberry... chocolate layers with raspberry jam filling and chocolate frosting
Classic Chocolate… moist cocoa-based chocolate cake and decadent chocolate frosting
Coconut Cloud… a luscious coconut layer cake covered in coconut chips
Latte Layer Cake... with vanilla layers, espresso-flavored frosting, and “crema” on top
Lemony Lemon Cake… made with fresh lemon zest and filled with homemade lemon curd
Red Velvet Cake... made the old-fashioned way — with a touch of cocoa
Sprinkle Cake… an all vanilla or all chocolate layer cake covered in multicolored nonpareils
Strawberry Shortcake... the classic dessert that's perfect for spring and summer
The “M”… vanilla layers with chocolate frosting inside and out
Vanilla Bean... vanilla layers with vanilla bean filling and frosting
that your guests will remember for a long time
Blueberry Coffee Cake... a golden loaf with plump blueberries nestled in a cinnamon swirl
Chocolate Truffle Torte... with deep chocolate flavor and a creamy texture
Coconut Cheesecake... with a coconut macaroon crust, no one will know that it's dairy-free
Lemon Poppy Swirl... a charming spiral-shaped bundt, it has just the right balance of tart and sweet
adorable little cakes are the talk of the town
Amy Cake... a delightful little bundt cake with sprinkles inside and out
Chocolate Chip Bundlette... vanilla cake studded with chocolate chips and covered in a chocolate glaze
Lemon Poppy… a classic combination with a tender crumb
Mini Strawberry Swirl... a mini spiral bundt with chopped berries inside and a strawberry glaze
“The Schnibbles”… an over-the-top Devil’s food chocolate chip mini cake, for chocolate lovers only
a delightful smile, sort of like a hug you can eat
Stop into one of our adorable little shops to see what we have on hand today!
AND, OF COURSE, CHALLAH
Florence Fabricant of The New York Times calls it "earthy and sweet"
Available in-store only on Fridays & Jewish holidays
Special cakes for special occasions
or just because...
We love making special cakes for special occasions! Below are photos of some of our favorite cakes. Please see our Cake Book for more wonderful options.
Custom cakes require at least 72 hours' notice. (Depending on the design, sometimes additional notice is required.) If you'd like to pre-order a personalized cake on shorter notice, please see our "48-Hour Layer Cake Guide".
And if it's too late to place your order, no worries! Each of our four locations receives a selection of 6" layer cakes each morning.
HIGH HOLIDAY MENU
Wishing you a happy, healthy & sweet New Year!
Safta’s Seven Layer Cake... vanilla sponge cake with a rich chocolate filling and a chocolate glaze
Apple-Walnut Cake... a swirl of apples top a spice cake studded with walnuts and infused with a honey-citrus syrup
Chocolate Truffle Torte... the deep chocolate flavor and creamy texture make this cake a must for chocolate lovers
Coconut Cheesecake… with a macaroon-like crust, no one will know that it’s pareve
Honey Cake… topped with sliced almonds, it symbolizes the wish for a sweet life in the coming year
Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake… a moist cocoa-based cake with luscious raspberry jam filling and decadent chocolate frosting (6” or 9”)
Blueberry Cinnamon Coffee Cake… a golden loaf with a tender crumb, a touch of cinnamon, plump blueberries and a vanilla drizzle
And, of course, Challah… oat-based and crown-shaped for the holidays, The New York Times calls it, “earthy and sweet”
Everything we bake is kosher pareve. OK Kosher Certification, one of the world's leading and most recognized kosher certification agencies, supervises By the Way Bakery's daily baking operations at our commissary kitchen in Pleasantville, NY. The BTW commissary provides all of the baked goods sold in our retail stores and produces all of our pre-packaged goods. Our four By the Way Bakery retail locations are under the supervision of Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of National Kosher Supervision.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What ingredients do you use instead of wheat and dairy? We make our own gluten-free flour mix and use various dairy alternatives, depending on the product. We have a list of ingredients and allergens for every product (including those with only seasonal availability) for your review at each of our locations. We also have a copy here:
Are all of your products gluten-free? Yes. Our kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free facility. Our products are recommended by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.
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 kosher pareve.
Are you kosher? Yes, everything we bake is kosher pareve. OK Kosher Certification, one of the world's leading and most recognized kosher certification agencies, supervises By the Way Bakery's daily baking operations at our commissary kitchen in Pleasantville, NY. The BTW commissary provides all of the baked goods sold in our retail stores and produces all of our pre-packaged goods. Our four By the Way Bakery retail locations are under the supervision of Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of National Kosher Supervision.
Are you a nut free bakery? No. Some but not all of our recipes include tree nuts. While we do have products that do not contain tree nuts, there is always a risk of cross-contamination. Among the tree nuts found in our kitchen are pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. In addition, many of our products contain coconut. Please review our Ingredient Summary before placing your order.
Are any of your products vegan? No, because we use eggs. (Eggs may be sold next to the milk, but they're not considered dairy by the USDA.) After years of trying, we've yet to come up with a vegan option that meets our standards. However, our rugelach is egg-free.
Do you make custom layer cakes? We LOVE making custom cakes, especially wedding cakes! Please take a look at the photo gallery and our Cake Book to see just a few of the custom cakes we’ve made, then give us a call so we can design a special cake just for you. Please note that many custom cake designs require a minimum of three days' notice. However, we offer a selection of personalized cakes that can be ordered up to 48 hours in advance. See our "48-hour" layer cake guide for the available options. And no worries! Each of our four stores receives a variety of 6" layer cakes each morning.
Can you accommodate large orders? Yes! Please send an email to email@example.com to discuss catering options.
Do you deliver? Yes! There are two options: (1) we'll deliver any custom or catering order over $450 (bar mitzvahs, weddings, large corporate events, etc.), for an additional fee that's based on the day and time of the delivery, as well as the distance from our commissary kitchen in Pleasantville, New York, where we do all of our baking; and (2) we've partnered with DoorDash for same-day delivery of any time that we have in-store at the time of the order.
Do you ship? No. That’s a very different business. But our staff is always happy to help you select the items that will ship best if you want to do the packing and shipping yourself.
Additional questions or concerns? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone on our team will get back to you promptly.
New Store Hours!
574 Warburton Ave
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm
UPPER WEST SIDE
New York, NY 10024
Open every day 9am to 6pm
UPPER EAST SIDE
1236 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Open every day 9am to 6pm
19 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm
PLEASE CALL FOR HOLIDAY HOURS
We care about the health of our customers and their families, as well as our staff.
We are actively following the guidelines and directives from the CDC, the NYC Department of Health, and other reliable sources.
The COVID-19 virus is spread through contact with other people, not through the preparation of food.
At all of our stores and our baking facility, we have taken additional steps to heighten protocol on all of our sanitation efforts. As always, we are thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing surfaces in our shop throughout the day, with added frequency given the current situation.
We are also providing resources to help our team stay informed and supported, and to ensure no one comes to work who is feeling under the weather or unsafe.
Lastly, we are making some temporary changes, including the end of sampling for now, to help guests stay safe and healthy. The most important thing you can do is thoroughly wash your hands after any contact with the outside world.
We'll continue to uphold cleanliness standards with extra diligence, doing everything we can to make your life a little sweeter during these difficult times.
Founder & CEO
By the Way Bakery