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Special delivery: treat yourself with these locally-made donuts, cookies, and more

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Levain's six-ounce chocolate chip cooke
Levain's six-ounce chocolate chip cooke

Now more than ever there's nothing more comforting than a bite–fine, maybe a whole plate–of something sweet.

Happily, these Harlem shops have made it super easy to get their treats–from freshly-made donuts to artisanal ice cream–delivered straight to your home.

2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 119th and W 120th Sts

This new Chilean bakery with a knack for dulce de leche is open for both takeout and delivery (via Seamless and more).

283 W 118th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd

Order "rugelach by a brother"–a.k.a. Harlem baker Alvin Lee Smalls–by the dozen, in flavors including apricot, raspberry and chocolate.

2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 116th and W 117th Sts

Famous for its enormous (six-ounce) chocolate chip cookies, this Harlem bakery is open every day–meaning you can place an order for contactless pickup all week long (delivery is available via Caviar).

177 E 100th St between Lexington and Third Aves

This new–and possibly only–New York mousse bar is open Tuesday through Saturday for takeout (noon-5pm) and delivery to East Harlem and the surrounding area.

Pabade Bakery delivers a box of its fresh pastries straight to your home

135 E 110th St between Park and Lexington Aves

This East Harlem bakery has lowered the price on its box of assorted pastries–from $30 to $20–which it now delivers on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

184 Malcolm X Blvd between W 119th and W 120th Sts

During the lockdown Harlem's favorite family-owned ice cream shop is offering an ice cream subscription service. Sign up to get either 3 or 5 pints (they choose the flavors) delivered to your home each week.

Fresh vegan donuts from Super Nice in East Harlem. Photo: Super Nice

156 E 117th St between Third and Lexington Aves

This East Harlem bakery has been cranking out all kinds of drool-worthy donuts–yes, even vegan ones–during the lockdown. Recent flavors include glazed, chocolate glazed, sprinkle, pistachio, strawberry, and chai spiced glaze. On the weekends you can now order donuts late into the evening (7pm-11pm).

The city may be on pause, but birthdays never stop. Luckily Zaro's Bakery–which opened its first Harlem location in December–is now shipping its mini and full-size birthday cakes in flavors such as Sprinkle, Carrot, Blackout and Manhattan.

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