Two terrific new bakeries, Arcade Bakery and Baked arrive in Tribeca

Question: Can neighborhoods ever have TOO MANY bakeries? Especially if the bakeries are really, really good? How about if those bakeries also have first-rate coffee and a comfortable place to sitand chill or work or chat with friends? So is the case in Tribeca, which is already one of the prettiest, most loaded-with-goodies neighborhood in all of Manhattan. Two such spots have arrived within a few blocks of each other this year – and of course, there was no outcry about the community being overrun by brownies and baguettes, croissants and cookies and cakes. Find out which two outstanding bakeries arrived in the neighborhood.

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Books of Wonder Kid’s Bookstore: Now With More Cookies! And Bacon!

Bakery in NYC inside of Books of Wonder in Chelsea

Is Books of Wonder NYC's best children's book store? Possibly. Probably. Yes, ok: definitely. Because although it's been a bunch of years since we last brought our children to this pretty, airy Chelsea bookstore–it's both New York City's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore–as soon as we walked in the door last week nothing but happy memories came flooding in. Also: we were at Books of Wonder to eat a whole bunch of cookies, including plenty of bacon-y baked goodies, so that certainly helped the mood of our crew. But more on the (excellent!) cookies in a minute.

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