Four Local Sweet Treat Spots to Choose From
By: Alessia Perciballi
You don’t have to go trick-or-treating to get delicious treats. Local bakeries also cook up seasonal sweets. Whether you’re looking for pies, holiday cakes or sugar cookies, these four Long Island bakeries have it all.
Located in Huntington, this location is more than a bakery, though their highlights are a variety of fruit pies made on site, such as apple crumb, blueberry crumb, cherry crumb, Kerberry crumb (a blend of strawberry, blueberry and raspberry), strawberry rhubarb, key lime and banana cream pies. Since October 1, they’ve also had coconut cream, S’mores and pecan pies. Specifically for Halloween, Kerber’s Farm has pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin pecan bars and a mini pumpkin pie. All pies can be made gluten-, vegan- and sugar-free.
Mimi Ewald of Huntington, who has been a general manager of Kerber’s Farm for over eight years, said that their sweets and savories such as quiche and spinach pies are year-round hits—as are their lemon scones. They also have gluten-free muffins. In addition, they have eggs from the grill until 3 pm along with biscuits, scones, muffins, brownies, cookies, croissants, sandwiches and items from the oven such as pot pies and pockets.
Kerber’s Farm is located on 309 West Pulaski Road in Huntington. The farm has been there since 1941 founded by Mr. Kerber and since 2013, Nick Voulgaris III. They are open 364 days a year from 7 am – 8 pm every day except Christmas. Kerber’s Farm also has outdoor seating. Don’t be surprised if chickens walk under your table, and there are pigs and other farm animals as well. Currently there’s a pumpkin patch to enjoy during the fall season.
Copenhagen Bakery in Northport, which has been in business for 24 years, has a wide range of baked goods from bread, Danishes, pastries, cookies, pies and specialty cakes to Scandinavian items. Their kitchen is open from 6:30 am-2 pm, Monday-Sunday to serve breakfast and lunch. They have a variety of omelets, breakfast sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, French toast, crepes and lunch sandwiches.
Jessica Greenbaum, an employee of six years, said, “Our logo is based off our Kringler, which is made with almond paste, custards and raisins. A cool fact about our Danishes is that we import some products (like butter) from Copenhagen to make sure they are authentic.”
For Halloween, they make cookies in the shapes of pumpkins, ghosts, bats and more. “They are all decorated by hand with royal icing,” Greenbaum said.
Copenhagen’s most popular items are their apple cider and pumpkin donuts only served in the fall. Greenbaum said that the pumpkin donuts sell out quickly.
Copenhagen Bakery has gluten- and vegan-free options. Greenbaum added that what makes the store unique are their pies: everything from pumpkin, pecan to strawberry rhubarb and apple crumb pie.
Copenhagen Bakery is located on 75 Woodbine Avenue in Northport. They are open from 6 am – 6 pm Monday – Sunday.
Sapienza Bake Shop
Sapienza’s Bake Shop in Elmont is mostly known for their unique cakes, but they also have a variety of other baked goods like pastries, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti, pastry cups and pies. If you’re looking for delicious Italian desserts, this place is for you. You are able to build your own cannoli and they have Napoleons, Sfogliatella, rainbow cookies, chocolate biscotti, a Regina biscotti—a tasty traditional favorite covered with sesame seeds—and tiramisu. For the Halloween season, they have made many Jack o’lantern cakes and pumpkin-flavored cakes.
Sapienza’s Bake Shop is located on 1376 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. They’ve been in business since 1967 (it was previously named Vesuvios). They are open 8 am-7 pm, Monday-Saturday and 8 am-6 pm on Sundays.
Buttercooky Bakery & Cafe
Buttercooky Bakery & Café has a huge selection of goodies. You can choose from cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, cheesecake, pies, cakes, French pastries and breakfast pastries. They also make fantastic cakes for special events such as weddings and graduations. Many customers recommended the pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie and the Mickey Mouse cupcakes.
Customer Alexander Caliendo of Port Washington said, “If you are looking for a good Halloween, fall treat, try the pumpkin spice muffin and the hazelnut meringue cookie. Not only do they taste so good, but they get you in the fall, Halloween mood.”
Buttercooky Bakery has three locations: Floral Park at 217 Jericho Turnpike (open every day from 7 am- 8 pm); Manhasset at 140 Plandome Road (open daily from 6:30 am-8 pm, Mondays through Fridays, 7 am – 8 pm, Saturdays, and 7 am-6 pm on Sundays; and Huntington at 495 New York Avenue (6:30 am-7 pm, Sunday-Thursday and 6:30 am-8 pm, Friday and Saturday).