Video: Does This Upper East Side Bakery Have the City’s Best Black and White Cookies?


Glaser’s Bake Shop
(1670 First Avenue) on the Upper East Side has been family-run for three generations, and people flock to the bakery for its black and white cookies.

“I’m not going to argue with them,” laughs Herbert Glaser, a third-generation baker, when told of the superlative claims that the bakery’s black-and-whites are the best in Manhattan. “I think the main reason people consider them the best is because they’re fresh.” Well into his 60s, Herbert says he has no immediate plans to quit serving tasty treats to his community.

Kevin Kessler gets his hands a little dirty to give you an inside look at this historic shop.

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