Buddy Valastro of Carlo’s Bakery may be the Cake Boss, but there’s a new sheriff in town.
Recoleta is an Argentinian bakery in Union City, NJ that makes some of the best cake I’ve ever tasted. When I walked in for the first time in 2019, I noticed 3 things:
1) The beautiful interior, filled with comfortable couches and chairs
2) The engrossing pastry case, replete with the traditional pastries of Argentina
3) The prices, which are from another era. Most pastries are little more than a dollar, and slices of cake are around $3.
As you bite into a slice of their chocolate cake, you glide through a thick layer of velvety buttercream into moist spongecake pervaded by cocoa.
With a satisfying cup of coffee at your side, and a mere $4 and change gone from your wallet, you can gaze out at lively Bergenline Avenue and watch the people go by.
I can’t think of a better way to pass an afternoon.
If you’re in the area, stop by Recoleta…before TLC does. 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
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