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By the Way Bakery

8 Comments 25 June 2016

By the Way Bakery

There’s a neighborhood gem called By the Way Bakery that I’ve mentioned before, and it’s about time I show it off. Unfortunately, or fortunately, it’s not on my daily path to and from work, or I’d stop there every day. I have to make a conscious effort to walk a few blocks in the opposite direction to enjoy these tasty treats. And out of sight out of mind is probably a good thing or I just might be a daily customer.

By the Way Bakery is a gluten-free, dairy-free bakery on the Upper West Side where every delicious item is made by hand. Everything I’ve sampled is so light, fluffy, and scrumptious that you’d never know it was gluten free, which was the original intent of the founder, to make delicious baked goods that “by the way” just happen to be gluten free. Owner and founder, Helene Godin, left a successful law career of 20 years to open this bakery which has expanded to three locations including Westchester, the Upper East Side, and the Upper West Side. To hear her inspiring story click here.

I usually pop in on a Saturday to grab a small treat like a cookie or a muffin.

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But if I’m having a chocolate craving, these brownies are the cure. They are the most delicious brownies on the planet. I swear.

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They also have a case filled with beautiful scones, tea cakes, and mini cakes for those wanting a few bites of fancy sophistication, but I’m a simple girl satisfied with a good old-fashioned cookie.

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By the Way creates specialty cakes like this Pear Ginger Cake.

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And this Sour Cherry Coffee Cake as well as layer cakes and challah.

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But my favorite Saturday treats are definitely their muffins. I love the Blueberry Corn Muffins.

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My current favorite muffin is the Cinnamon Chocolate Chip. Oh my heavens, it is to die for with a crumbly coffee cake-type topping and gooey chocolate chips inside.

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Just last month we had a staff breakfast at school, and I brought a few dozen By the Way muffins for the gluten-free teachers. Of course, they were a huge hit with the gluten-eaters as well!
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The next time you’re in the City, I recommend grabbing a box or two of By the Way goodies to take home. Or better yet, let me know and I’ll meet you there!

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Readers, dish!

  • Have you tried By the Way Bakery’s goodies?
  • What’s your favorite all gluten free bakery?
  • What’s your favorite kind of muffin?

Your Comments

8 Comments so far

  1. Betsy says:

    Yum!! It’s late at night and now all I can think about is yummy bakery goods! We are trying to plan a trip to NYC in August and this one will for sure be on our list. :)

  2. Oh how I love their baked goods! So very amazing! Great post, Heather, and now I want that Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffin. :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  3. Kathy says:

    Oh how lovely! I certainly enjoyed your sweet post! Thanks so much for the extra special start to my day. You’re so awesome.

  4. Laura says:

    By the Way is tremendous! We made a pilgrimage to the one in Hastings on Hudson when it first opened and it a dream come true that there are two Manhattan sites now.

  5. Wow, this looks like a reason alone to visit NYC! I had this bakery listed on my website, so I linked up to your review!

  6. Holeeee Crap! I don’t have anything like that near me. Maybe it’s good I don’t, it seems you have more self control than I do haha ;p
    Sounds so good!!!!! You lucky duck!


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  1. By the Way Bakery in Manhattan is Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free - 27. Jun, 2016

    […] For another personal review, Heather of Gluten Free Cat also shared a review and some pictures of her favorites from this bakery, including brownies and muffins, in this post. […]

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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