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Market Tour: Slodycze Wedel is Greenpoint's Go-To for Polish Candy

Poland is home to a remarkably vibrant and under appreciated candy culture, and brands like E. Wedel and Wawel are a key part of Poland's national identity. Słodycze Wedel in Greenpoint, home to one of New York's largest Polish communities, is the candy store the neighborhood deserves. Since opening about 15 years ago, Słodycze Wedel has become not just a necessary Polish candy shop, but one of Brooklyn's best candy shops period, More

Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Ovenly Share Their Guide to Eating Sweets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

A traditionally Polish neighborhood in North Brooklyn, Greenpoint is quickly becoming a mecca for new and interesting food establishments. Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin, the dynamic duo behind Ovenly, have played a large part in the neighborhood's boom, with their salty-sweet baked goods and snacks. Here are some of their favorite places to satisfy a sweet tooth in the North Brooklyn hood. More

Spotted: The One and Only Roshen's Kyiv Cake in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Though they may not be well known in the U.S., Ukraine offers an astonishing array of tempting desserts, from homemade cyrnyky (cheese pancakes) topped with strawberry sorbet to row upon row of truffles at the local bazaar or grocery store. None of them, however, are as beloved as candy company Roshen's Kyivc'kiy tort (Kyiv cake). After a hunt, one New Yorker finds out you you can get the real deal in Brooklyn. More

First Look: Leske's Bakery, Brooklyn, NY

Leske's is a bakery with a history. Opened in 1961, the bakery's German owners catered to the tastes of their mostly Scandinavian Bay Ridge neighbors by offering traditional Nordic-style pastries such as kringler, bear claws, and kanelbullar. After closing in 2011, Leske's was bought by new owners who reopened the Bay Ridge location and, most recently, opened a second shop on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. We stopped by the new location to try pastries old and new. More

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