Monday, May 16, 2011

Donna Bell's Bake Shop

Lately, my trips to the city have been pretty frequent. Like every 2 weeks frequent, my friends say I should just move there already but I find the trip always an adventure!! One of the bus companies I travel with drops us off in Hell's Kitchen near the World Wide Plaza. When I visited a few weeks ago for the vintage show, I noticed a new bakery opening right near our drop/pick up location. I was really excited because it is nice to have something new and different from Starbucks! Lucky for me, this past Saturdays trip to the city, the place was open....Donna Bell's Bake Shop .......you must take a peek....hope you are not hungry.......

the decor is just so adorable...it is very tiny and no seating inside but there is a nice park nearby when weather is nice to sit and enjoy a little something....... 
I loved the mirror with the information written on it....found out the Donna Bell whom the business pays homage to was the mother of Pauley, who plays Abby on NCIS. Since I do not watch the show, had to call my mom to find out which one she was....pretty neat background on the shop..... 
look at the size of these brownies!! everything is made fresh from scratch daily with all natural ingredients  
I just love Cornbread and this one just looked so amazing......... 
these biscuits speak for themselves and I was glad my name got on the list as well !!  
I couldn't believe the thickness of these cookies....they also cater as well for the local folks in the city  
I did purchase one of these blueberry bars and let me say......soo yummy! Mom and I quite enjoyed the old fashioned flavor of it ..... 
larger than life muffins....the one on the right is peach, looked really tasty....when I am in the city for a few days, I like to purchase some items like these and take back to my hotel. Then the next morning in the room make some coffee and have a muffin or such instead of having to head out too early. It is a nice change and also cheaper than room service as well.  
more biscuits....I will be getting some of these at some point since I will be going pass here pretty regularly ( I don't know if that is good or bad but dangerous for sure)  
an old fashioned chocolate cake....three layers of yumminess!!  
I am really sorry to do this to you but this raspberry bar with almonds.....wow....how amazing does this look?? 
the last piece of strawberry cake...my friend took this one home and I assume she had a very happy rest of the weekend...look at the berries in the filling!! 
they also sell savories like sandwiches, mac and cheese plus soups and casseroles...this is a must stop if you are in the Hells Kitchen area as you will not be disappointed. They use all natural ingredients as well and no high-fructose corn syrup in any of their food. Everything is made by small batches by hand for that old fashioned bakery style. They also donate all unsold food to City Harvest !! 

You can check out there website HERE


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6 comments:

Marina Mott said...

Wonderful place!! love it!!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Rosemary:
This is all too tempting for words. We shall be on the next plane, so delicious does it all look!

Kat said...

That chocolate cake looks so yummy. I would love to sink my teeth into it.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

this was such a cute place....and thrilled near where my bus drops off when I go to the city!!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I just tried cinnamon scones from yesterday being in the city and they were amazing! also curry chicken salad sandwich...so yummy!! a must try place for sure!!

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

Are those MAPLE iced brownies?!? Dang...sign me up ;)