These Upper West Side Bakeries Will Satisfy Your Holiday Cookie Cravings

It’s best to just forget your diet this month! December is known for its many decadent dishes, including one of our sweetest favorites – holiday cookies, which will find their way onto a plate for Santa, your holiday cookie gift exchange, delicious treats for your loved ones and more.

If you would rather give your Sagamore oven a break, then visit one of these Upper West Side bakeries which are sure to be baking delicious holiday cookies all month long. And don’t worry – no one needs to know you didn’t bake them yourself!

Levain Bakery, located at 167 W 74th St, New York, NY which is a seven minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is known for their fresh breads, cookies and other baked treats served in a tiny shop that donates unsold goods to charity.

It all began with two great friends and a simple mission: create the world’s best chocolate chip cookie. 25 years later, the rest is history, baked fresh daily. The cozy shop has quickly became a neighborhood favorite and a destination for epicurious travelers from around the world, hungry for the world-famous six-ounce cookies. 

By the Way Bakery, located at 2442 Broadway, New York, NY which is a three minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a homey bake shop offering gluten-free and dairy-free versions of classic American treats.

By the Way Bakery is an old-fashioned bakery where everything is made by hand, from scratch, in small batches. Come visit them to find out why so many people have fallen in love with their bite-size little shop!

Levain Bakery

167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023

(917) 464-3769

By the Way Bakery

2442 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

(212) 877-0806

Having a Holiday Party? Book These Local Venues

It’s that time of year when we all put on our winter best and gather with our friends and family to eat some good food and celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. You could have everyone over your beautiful Sagamore apartment, but why bother when we have so many wonderful restaurants nearby that can do all of the work for you?

If you’re looking for a venue to book your holiday party, check out these local restaurants which offer spaces able to accommodate parties of all sizes, from 10 people to 100 people.

TESSA, located at 349 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY which is a 13 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, serves a diverse mix of modern Mediterranean dishes in a stylish brick-and-wood space with a first-floor bar.

TESSA has semi-private dining that comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests. It is the perfect setting for celebratory dinners and business, social or casual get-togethers. They have a variety of menu options – including a chef’s menu with wine pairing – to make your event extra special.

The Milling Room, located at 446 Columbus Ave, New York, NY which is an 11 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a large restaurant with romantic lighting serving American fare with subtle Italian influences.

The Milling Room is located in a magnificent courtyard that was once the lobby of the Endicott Hotel (1890) and is the ideal meeting place for friends, families, and colleagues. With exceptional service and warm hospitality, their multiple group dining options ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. 


349 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 390-1974

The Milling Room

446 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 595-0380