Sweetest Day in October
You’ll soon have plenty of reason to satisfy your sweet tooth: Oct. 14 is National Dessert Day. But if you’re watching your waistline, don’t worry—you can have your cake and eat it too with bite-size treats from the bakeries listed below:
Chez Alice Gourmet Café and Bakery
Chez Alice, right in downtown Princeton on Nassau Street, is the perfect place to grab a warm drink and treat. Pick up an almond or chocolate croissant to enjoy during breakfast or as a dessert. The bakery also specializes in signature cakes like Black Forest Cherry, Praline and Java, meant for celebrations of all types.
Chez Alice, 5 Palmer Square W., Princeton, 609.921.6760, chezalicecafe.com
The Mixing Bowl
You’ll be seeing double at The Mixing Bowl in Flemington: All of its cupcakes are accompanied by tiny versions of themselves, meant to satisfy cravings of all sizes. Before committing to a full-size cupcake, try a mini piña colada, topped with candied pineapple and toasted coconut, or a red velvet treat with creamcheese frosting.
The Mixing Bowl, 10 Turntable Jct., Flemington, 908.237.0666, themixingbowlnj.com
La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes
Wanna sit around eating bonbons all day? At La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe, it’s encouraged. The bakery offers assorted French macarons, its titular “La Bon Bons” dipped in chocolate and other bite-size treats like Rugaloch and butter cookies.
La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes, locations in Edison, Somerset, South Plainfield and Woodbridge, labon.com