Flavorful Innovation: The By the Way Bakery Experience
In the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a charming bakery has become a part of the community. By the Way Bakery, presents a haven for those seeking gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher Pareve delights. It has bought a wave of deliciousness to the neighborhood. This is no ordinary bakery. It is a testament to innovation, passion, and the remarkable journey of its founder, Helene Godin.
Remember when the mere mention of “gluten-free” or dairy-free raised eyebrows? In those times, satisfying your sweet tooth without gluten or dairy seemed like a daunting quest. Gluten-free and dairy-free treats were often bland and unexciting, a far cry from the comforting indulgence of traditional baked goods. But today, the landscape has changed. The culinary scene, led by pioneers like By the Way Bakery, has undergone a remarkable evolution. Gluten or dairy-free is no longer a compromise. It is a culinary adventure, and it is delicious.
By the Way Bakery’s Story
But how did it all begin? Let us journey back to 2010, when Helene Godin, an accomplished attorney with decades of experience, decided to embark on a new chapter. The corporate world had defined her life, but the allure of creating something remarkable nudged her towards a different path. And By the Way Bakery was born. By the Way Bakery was not just about baking. It was about weaving a tapestry of authentic experiences, shared moments, and handmade delights.
Helene’s journey was one of determination and discovery. With no formal training in baking, she embarked on a quest to bridge the gap between the craving for gluten-free treats and the desire for taste that transcends dietary restrictions. Her mission was simple yet ambitious: to create gluten-free treats that not only met dietary needs but also tantalize taste buds.
And her dedication led her through countless experiments, months of research, and the creation of fail-proof recipes that brought joy to those seeking gluten-free alternatives.
By the Way Bakery’s story is not confined to its beginnings. It blossomed from a small 400-square-foot space in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, into a symbol of community connection. It quickly captured the hearts of locals. Whether it was the morning muffin for the daily commute or the go-to spot for kids after school, the bakery had woven itself into the fabric of everyday life. Proving that gluten-free could be both accessible and delicious.
Fast forward to today, and By the Way Bakery’s reach has expanded far beyond its humble beginnings. From Hastings-on-Hudson to the vibrant corners of New York City, including the Upper West Side and Upper East Side. And even to Greenwich, Connecticut. This bakery is a testament to innovation.
The Menu at By the Way Bakery
But it is not just about the locations; it is about the experience. Stepping into one of their shops is about more than just the food.
The selection is broad and inviting. From muffins to bundt cakes, cookies, bread, and freshly baked challah on Fridays and Jewish Holidays. The aroma of freshly baked goods, the friendly faces behind the counter, and the array of flavors are all part of the magic.
The menu is a symphony of flavors—not merely a treat but a journey. Each creation is more irresistible than the last. From the Blueberry Muffins bursting with fruity goodness to the Almond Cookies that strike the perfect balance between moist and crunchy, every bite is a testament to the bakery’s commitment to excellence. Even if you are not a fan of chocolate chip cookies like I am not, prepare to have your mind changed. The By the Way Bakery’s rendition is a game-changer.
And let us not forget about the Fudge Brownie Cookies; it redefines what it means to satisfy your sweet tooth. You will savor the Creme Puffs that melt in your mouth long after the last bite. And a Lemon tea cake that strikes the perfect balance of zest.
With offerings like the Marble tea cake, which perfectly balances the chocolatey sweetness and the essence of vanilla. Amy Cake proves that gluten-free does not mean compromising on flavor. And the show-stopping Classic Chocolate Layered Cake needs no introduction, only a fork and an open heart.
Our Visit to By the Way Bakery
Visiting By the Way Bakery is an experience worth savoring and was nothing short of enchanting. The warm ambiance, the friendly staff, and, of course, the irresistible treats make this bakery an unforgettable destination. Our recent visit left us mesmerized, and it seems we are not alone. Friends and family have become frequent visitors, journeying from different boroughs to experience the bakery’s offerings.
So, here is an invitation, dear dahlings: Indulge your senses at By the Way Bakery. In a culinary landscape where taste and dietary needs connect, this charming bakery stands tall as a beacon of excellence. Helene Godin’s journey from attorney to tastemaker reminds us that passion and determination can reshape our lives in remarkable ways. As you savor the offerings, remember that every bite carries the essence of a dream fulfilled, a journey embraced, and a future where delicious possibilities know no bounds.
But do not merely take our word for it; let your palate be the judge. Rediscover the joy of baked goods—we know you will not be disappointed. And let the flavors remind you that gluten- and dairy-free can be a delightful adventure. It is a testament to the fact that, in the world of food, possibilities are endless, and the joy of discovery is always just a bite away.
Have you tried By the Way Bakery? We would love to hear about your experience.
Location + Hours
- 184 Kent Avenue at N. 4th Street—Williamsburg
Open every day from 8 AM to 6 PM
[Sorry–no custom cake orders]
- 2440 Broadway—Upper West Side
Open every day from 8 AM to 6 PM
- 1236 Lexington Avenue—Upper East Side
Open every day 8 AM to 6 PM
- 574 Warburton Avenue—Hastings-on-Hudson [Westchester]Tuesday to Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 3 PM
19 East Putnam Avenue—Greenwich, CT
Monday to Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 3 PM