There are very few problems that can't be soothed by baked goods, which means a good bakery is indispensable these days. From market classics serving up traditional French pastries to a variety of Asian treats, the shops on this list — listed from north to south — are a beacon of crispy, flakey, sugary hope. For alternatives, check out our doughnuts-only guide, exciting pop-up bakeries, and a breakdown of all the best pie shops in the city.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More