Inside Glaser's Bakeshop: A century of excellence

This Upper East Side gem, specializing in traditional German baked goods, just turned 115 years old this spring.

UPDATE May 31, 2024 - Glaser's Bakeshop

On 1st Avenue between 87th and 88th Street, flanked by a hardware store and a plumbing company, sits the pastel green façade of Glaser's Bakeshop. The German bakery celebrated its 115th birthday this year and is as much a cultural hub of the Upper East Side as ever. As the third oldest bakery in Manhattan, Glaser's has retained much of its old world charm and while most recipes have survived into the 21st century, nothing is labeled and there is no consistent menu.

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