Delicious Baked Goods—But Make it Kosher—Followed by All the Sweets You Can Imagine in Mapleton
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This simple yet cute kosher eatery is the place for comfort food—the mountain of baked goods piled in the front window might be your first tip-off. Supported by carved wood and delicate wallpaper, this place elevates your wait in the ordering line with old-world touches. The main feature of this place is the bakery, so come hungry for blintzes, rugelach, and cinnamon rolls—with a cheese glaze, of course, no big deal. Enjoy your sandwich and homemade donuts (seriously, so good!) at the red-and-black checked tables, or take it on the go for a stroll in the nearby Gravesend Park.
Lean into the inevitable sugar high (and crash) with a stop at Yossi’s Sweet House, down the street and right by the aforementioned park. Yossi’s has been the neighborhood’s one-stop-shop for all kinds of treats, confectioneries, and gift baskets since 1995, so you’ll feel like a knowing local as you enter the leafy brick facade. Let your inner child out, and run around the aisles inspecting rows and rows of decorated chocolates and peanut chew platters—did we mention there’s a chocolatier in-house? But the real stand out is the wall of dispensers filled with colorful candies. Your trip isn't complete until you check out Yossi’s neighboring wine store to nab a bottle for later.
5503 17th Avenue, Brooklyn
Yossi’s Sweet House
5713 18th Avenue, Brooklyn