I Get Baked
Baked in Red Hook is the dream coffee shop for anyone not fully recovered from the first season of Twin Peaks. With its hunting lodge atmosphere and sleek design, you feel like Audrey is going to stroll in any minute. Always busy despite its location in the lonely industrial stretch leading to the piers, it’s customers seem to materialize just outside it’s doors. The bakery offers grown up versions of the sweets you would have wanted all the time when you were a kid, if only you could have found someone to make them for you. Rows of chunky cookies, whoopie pies, malt ball covered cakes, and peppermint marshmallows to serve off little princess plates between cups of pretend tea to your (in my case imaginary) friends.
They change their offerings regularly and the staff seems genuinely excited by what they have to offer. I had their sweet & salty dark chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache buttercream topped with fleur de sel and an infusion of salty caramel. Created by Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito as their “ode to the perfect bakery”, Baked doesn’t disappoint.