In 1992, Amy Scherber opened the original location of her namesake bakery in Hell's Kitchen. Fast forward to the present and you'll find two more bustling locations in Manhattan, including a recently revamped store in Chelsea Market, and that Amy's Bread has become a New York City institution.
And while her bread may be what put Scherber on the map, Amy's also makes some of the best sweets in NYC, from old-fashioned layer cakes to crumbly oat scones. With so many choices on display, it's good to have some guidance, and guidance from the top. We asked Scherber to tell us her top 5 favorite sweets available at the bakery. Click through the slideshow for Amy's top picks.
Amy's Bread Hell's Kitchen672 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 (map); 212-977-2670; amysbread.com
Amy's Bread Chelsea Market75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (map); 212-462-4338; amysbread.com
Amy's Bread West Village250 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-675-7802; amysbread.com
About the author: Stef Shapira is is a Texan living in Brooklyn. A food writer, blogger, and researcher with a master's in food studies, some of Stef's favorite things include dumplings, crawfish boils, and chips. Follow her on twitter @stefontoast