One of my favorite East Village bakeries is the Black Hound.
We lived in the East Village, from 1987-1991. The area was blossoming. Actually, it still is. The Black Hound opened in 1988, near the corner of 11th and 1st avenue. In some ways, it was just a storefront. The hours were strange. You could make an appointment. Although there was nothing like peeking in the window at all hours and oohing over the delicious looking desserts.
Times have changed. The Black Hound now has a great little retail shop on 2nd Avenue and 11th Street. They have been open everytime I have been in the neighborhood, during the day, later in the evening, etc. Tastes are always available and hanging out on the counter for the choosing.
We stopped in last Saturday night for a treat. Couldn’t make up our mind about which dessert to choose from. So, we bought a handful. Good move.
Here’s a big bonus. If you don’t live in NYC, they ship!