The very next morning after we arrived to NYC, I decided to go to Hoboken, NJ to visit the famous bakery and try some of those intriguing desserts featured on the Cake Boss. I told Lisa where I am heading and she decided to come along despite my warning that we may be waiting in line for some time (the website advised on average of two hours wait, and Lisa doesn't like lines). Fifteen minutes ride on the PATH (NJ Transit) from the corner of 33rd Street and 6th Avenue took us to the Hoboken.
A friendly gentleman directed us towards the bakery, which is recognised by a line outside. Just being there made me exiting, and anticipation of what is there to come put a big and happy smile on my face. Line moved surprisingly quick, and just twenty minutes later we were inside the Carlos Bakery, the famous and the best.
It is exactly as I've seen it on the TV show "Cake Boss": little, clean, and perfumed with a smell of freshly baked biscottis, cupcakes, tiramisu, cookies...
|Tiramisu: elegant and tastes as good as it looks...|
|Cannoli shells filled after you order it.|
|Cannolis, Napoleon, and tiramisu packed in a signature box|
|Assortment of cookies|
When our number was called we ordered: tiramisu, Napoleon, biscotti, cookies, and their famous freshly filled cannolis, that we ate outside the bakery, sitting on the bench and enjoying the view of the Manhattan.
Needless to say that cannolis tasted fantastico, as everything else we had!
It was a dream, an adventure to remember, and a taste hard to forget.
Everything in the bakery is made from scratch with no artificial flavorings or preservatives, and you can really taste the difference.
As you know, I am not a big sweet eater, but I would definitely go back next time I am in the area. It's worth waiting in line! :)
|Remember the hint from this post? |
Cookies from Carlo's Bakery made all the way home,
and some were shipped to my daughter in Seattle for her birthday... :)
95 Washington St., Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Tel: 201-659-3671 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 201-659-3671 end_of_the_skype_highlighting