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B & W Bakery

614 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ - (201) 342-5577
Many northern New Jerseyans look to the B & W Bakery to satisfy their crumb cake cravings. While some Jersey cakes use a pound cake-like base, B & W's "heavy crumb cake" is built upon a lightly sweet yeasted pastry, like a Danish. The waist-deep pile of large crumbs, some crunchy and others soft, that sits atop the cake are not cloyingly sweet, though plenty sweet enough. This is a crumb cake that just cries out for a pot of coffee and a lazy morning.
94% Approval Rating (18 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Have you had New Jersey-style crumb cake? If you're not from the Northeast it's likely you haven't, but once you do you may find that the standard issue crumb cake you've always enjoyed just doesn't do it for you anymore. What makes the Jersey edition unique is how ..."   [Read More]
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Mike Zearfaus
April 08, 2008
"I had heard about their famous crumb cake for years but never got around to trying it. I was on the way to work and hit traffic so I turned off the highway and was able to detour my way over to B&W Bakery. This is the first time I was glad there was traffic. I ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

614 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ
(201) 342-5577

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
B & W calls this
"B & W calls this "heavy crumb cake." You'll understand as you carry a bag out the door. For visual reference, this cake is, we would guess, about a 10-inch square, cut from a large tray. Trays of this extremely popular pastry are baked and brought out throughout the day."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





A closeup of the crumb cake edge is a little deceptive: the cake below appears thicker than it really is.
"A closeup of the crumb cake edge is a little deceptive: the cake below appears thicker than it really is."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


An assortment of B & W cookies.
"An assortment of B & W cookies."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


B & W bakes a huge assortment of fruited and nutted pastries in every conceivable configuration.
"B & W bakes a huge assortment of fruited and nutted pastries in every conceivable configuration."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Home of the
"Home of the "heavy crumb cake.""
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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