Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm
F, G at Smith-9th Sts.
Take the B77 bus to Van Brunt and Dikeman Sts.
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Joining the Hope & Anchor diner and 360 bistro in the hinterlands of Red Hook, Baked brings the erstwhile rough-and-tumble neighborhood what it’s been sorely lacking—homemade chocolate marshmallows and oodles of buttercream frosting. If the bakery’s artsy aesthetic seems familiar—not to mention its logo’d T-shirts and hoodies—it’s because the owners all come from fashion and advertising backgrounds, and one of them was a founding partner at Chocolate Bar, the West Village’s uber-hip candy shop. Despite this provenance, Baked aspires to be a cozy neighborhood hangout, furnishing residents and intrepid day-trippers alike with breakfast scones, chipotle-cinnamon brownies, and specialty cakes like the Red Hook Red Hot. A light lunch menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches is also available.Wedding Cakes
In the cutthroat world of New York cupcake purveyors, Baked has a devout following, and with good reason. Though these bakers (Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito) excel at classic-style wedding cakes, it’d be a shame not to custom-order one of their colorful confections (like a lime-green tiered creation topped with flowers). From $6.50 per serving.