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Tasked with bringing dessert to a potluck dinner tonight, I searched Google for bakeries in NYC and came up with a page about bakeries in Chinatown. A great reason to finally go check out nearby Canal Street, right?

I was completely unprepared for the sheer volume of people, which sent me into near-catatonic claustraphobia. Somehow I managed to find a bakery, but couldn’t make heads or tails of how it worked or what any of the baked goods were (guess I didn’t do enough research before setting out). I bravely tried two other bakeries before giving up in defeat, and then discovered there was no downtown local 6 service this weekend to get home.

After finally making it back via the W, I headed to my local overpriced supermarket where all I could find was a couple of Entenmann’s danishes.

All in all, pretty emblematic of the generally crummy time I’ve been having the past week or two.

4 responses so far (Respond)

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Get yourself a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery and you’ll feel better. I promise.

brian w | 29 Nov 2003
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do you go to the gristedes in battery park city? For really good desserts try the little Amish Market in my old apartment building: 1 West Street (across from battery park). It’s lovely and they have excellent pizza.

jon | 29 Nov 2003
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Potluck? How many lesbians have you met since moving to the city?

I am one of the small but growing minority of people who find Magnolia Bakery’s cupcakes too dry and rather unappealing. In the future, get some really good Italian pastries at Veneiro’s on E. 11th Street (between 1st & 2nd Ave, but almost on the corner of 2nd).

Dan B. | 30 Nov 2003
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just surfing by- i can vouch for veneiro’s too- but i’ve only been there once.

and as for the chinese bakeries- i’m chinese and the bakeries in chinatown scare me, so don’t beat yourself up too much about that.

lisa | 2 Dec 2003