In a city as big as New York, it’s hard to play favorites when it comes to bakeries, but with Ovenly, it was love at first bite, whether savoring a slice of their ultra-rich Brooklyn Blackout Cake or nibbling on one of their you’d-never-guess- it’s-vegan chocolate chip cookies. The Ovenly story started in 2010 when friends Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulag combined their mutual love of sweet and savory treats into this award-winning bakery. Since opening their first store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, they’ve expanded to three locations (with more to come) plus a flourishing wholesale business. And the best part is, their confections can be enjoyed by everyone, since they offer many options that are dairy-free and gluten-free, like their Salted Peanut Butter Cookie or Pistachio Cardamom Bread. We visited their newest location in Brooklyn’s Park Slope to sample their Sticky Donut Cake, a heavenly cross between a sticky bun and a donut, along with a Cardamom Honey Latté. The verdict? Let’s just say that if a bakery were ever to achieve world domination, we’d bet on Ovenly.
Visit Ovenly Park Slope at 210 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, or to learn more, visit oven.ly
Photography by Alison Engstrom