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Ruthy's Bakery & Café

Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.742228 -74.004508
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    4 out of 10

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    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bakeries / Specialty Cakes
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Official Website

ruthys.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat, 7am-6:30pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bakeries / Specialty Cakes

Profile

Next to all the chichi gourmet markets and bakeries in Chelsea Market, Ruthy's feels a bit dowdy. Admittedly, the rich, creamy cheesecakes and the buttery rugelach—in flavors like chocolate-raspberry, apricot and traditional cinnamon-nut—are sure-fire. But unlike neighbors Sarabeth's and Amy's Bread, Ruthy's is more of a follower than an innovator. The bakery has jumped on every dessert fad in recent memory: Atkins-friendly, sugar-free sweets; cupcakes with icing flowers à la Cupcake Café; old-fashioned layer cakes like red velvet and carrot—all well-made; none particularly memorable. The shop also customizes cakes, whether your taste runs towards SpongeBob SquarePants or a nostalgic family photo reprinted as icing. The adjacent café serves bagels, deli sandwiches and other lunch items, such as vegetable lasagna.

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