The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Don a cape of baked goodwill with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of baked goods, pastries, and more at DiMare Pastry Shop, with locations in Stamford and Riverside.
For more than 30 years, DiMare has won over sweet-toothed patrons with a variety of award-winning cakes, muffins, cookies, and tarts. Après-dinner diners may choose from desserts and italian mini pastries such as cannolis, napoleons, and sfogliatelle ($10.50/lb.). Woo a handsome cupholder with an assortment of petite cupcakes ($1.10+), or gift a nibble with butter cookies in a variety of fun shapes ($11.95/lb.). Breakfast treats include muffins and croissants in fruity, cheesy, and chocolatey strains ($1.25+), ensuring a tastier taste-bud wake-up than licking a cheese-dipped alarm clock. In addition to its pastries, DiMare makes custom cakes from scratch using fresh ingredients, ideal for special events such as weddings, company picnics, and Annual Take Your Cake To Work Day.
DiMare Pastry Shop
Pastry traditionalists may question the cannoli nacho. But consider this: the triangular pastry shells can be dunked into an edible chocolate bowl of sweet-cream filling, forever circumventing the soggy fate that so often befalls cannoli shells. This deconstructed cannoli is just one of DiMare Pastry Shop’s many inventive spins on traditional Italian desserts.
Founded in 1976 by Italian-born Ugo DiMare, the pastry shop is now helmed by his two daughters, who have updated the menu with award-winning European and American creations. In addition to scratch-made pastries, the confectioners frost nearly 30 kinds of cakes, ideal for special events such as weddings, company picnics, and Take Your Cake to Work Day.