Baking is nothing more than placing carefully measured ingredients into an oven and waiting for them to become sentient, develop language, cobble together a primitive government, and eventually develop into a gloriously edible civilization. Savor the fruits of culture with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of baked goods at Soutine Bakery.
This quaint Parisian bakery's sumptuous sweets carry a reputation of unparalleled culinary pedigree. In the morning, crispy croissants ($2) delight olfactory organs, their flaky, buttery crust potentially housing crunchy almonds ($2.50), or rich chocolate surprises ($2.50), while scones smuggle fresh fruit, cheddar, or chocolate chips in with every bite ($2.25). Midday meal-seekers can nibble a savory sandwich prepped on artisanal bread ($5), then snag a french baguette ($2) or challah loaf ($5) to complement dinnertime foodstuffs and inspire rounds of dinnertime compliments.
Larger treats such as fresh-fruit-stuffed tarts (7", $25) and flourless chocolate cake (7", $25) are available for special occasions or particularly ravenous after-school snacks. The skilled loaf-smiths also craft luxurious wedding cakes ($7+ per person) and scrumptious personalized birthday cakes (7", $24) to edibly accessorize fetes and festivities.
- So unassuming from the outside--this storefront is on a residential block, from which the enchanting smell of French pastry fills the air in the mornings. Don't be fooled by the tiny facade--inside they create cakes which count Ruth Reichl amongst their loyal followers. – CakeSpy.com
- I have lived on the Upper West Side for 20 years and Soutine is my favorite bakery in the entire city. – Andrew R., Yelp, 12/7/09
Upper West Side
104 W 70th St.
New York, New York 10023Get Directions