No Three Kings Day celebration is complete without a Rosca de Reyes, the ring-shaped sweet bread decorated with candied fruit and hiding a tiny plastic doll representing the baby Jesus.
In East Harlem, many Mexican bakeries and groceries sell the dessert in the days leading up to the holiday.
Not sure where to start? Swing by—or get your Rosca delivered—at these three spots, from south to north:
1621 Lexington Ave between E 102nd and E 103rd Sts
This Mexican grocery with same-day delivery offers a small Rosca de Reyes for $38.49.
129 E 110th St between Park and Lexington Aves
A narrow, sweetly-scented Mexican bakery that's stacked with boxes of roscas as the holiday approaches.
2129 Third Ave between E 116th and E 117th Sts
With its branded rosca de reyes box, this bakery definitely runs a smooth operation. There are three sizes: small ($30), medium ($43.99) and "family" ($49.99, pick-up only), available through January.