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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
Ginger Crinkles… a house favorite. Buy extra, they’re addictive
Linzers... the classic Linzer cookie filled with ruby-red raspberry jam
Oatmeal Raisin... old-fashioned goodness that melts in your mouth
Raspberry Bars... luscious raspberry jam in a shortbread crust
Rugelach... tender 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
Banana Walnut Muffin… moist and sweet, with a walnut-oat crumb topping
Blueberry Corn Muffin… made with stone-ground cornmeal and loaded with plump blueberriesCinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffin... with a brown sugar-based crumb topping
Orange Cranberry Scone... golden on the outside, tender on the inside, as a scone should be
designed to be served with afternoon tea, but why wait?
Lemon… bursting with fresh lemon flavor, covered in a light lemon glaze
Marble… the velvety flavor of vanilla combined with dark, earthy semi-sweet chocolate
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
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
Raspberry Surprise... chocolate layers with raspberry jam filling, raspberry frosting & chocolate glaze
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 a cinnamon-sugar crumb topping
Chocolate Truffle Torte... with deep chocolate flavor and a creamy texture
Lemon Poppy Swirl... a charming spiral-shaped bundt, it has just the right balance of tart and sweet
Pear Cranberry Coffee Cake... with a hint of rum and a finely-textured crumb topping
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake... no one will know that it's dairy-free
adorable little cakes are the talk of the town
Amy Cake... a delightful little bundt cake with sprinkles inside and out
Apple… its spiral shape gives it a donut-like crust
Lemon Poppy… a classic combination with a tender crumb
Sour Cherry… a delectably textured cake brimming with wonderfully soft, jam-like cherries
“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.
Sweets for your sweetheart!
Mini Chocolate Truffle Torte... beautifully packaged and rich and truffle-like, decorated with a large fondant heart
“Be My Valentine” Cake… your choice of an all chocolate or all vanilla cake covered in red, white and pink heart-shaped sprinkles
Red Velvet Bundtlette… an adorable little bundt cake with a creamy glaze
Sweet Heart Cupcakes… vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with red heart-shaped sprinkles on top
Sugar Cookies… a bag of six heart-shaped cookies, each hand-decorated with love – lots of love
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 aren't dairy). 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? Sorry - only for catering orders 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.
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.
574 Warburton Ave
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Tuesday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday 8 am to 3 pm
UPPER WEST SIDE
New York, NY 10024
Open every day 8 am to 8 pm
UPPER EAST SIDE
1236 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Open every day 8 am to 8 pm
19 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday 8 am to 3 pm
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