Most bakeries have a specialty. Whether it’s bread, bagels, pastries or desserts, there’s usually something you can point to as what they’re “known for” or what they do best. But Vanilya specializes in everything Their bagels are some of the best in the city, they make pastries like almond croissants that we would eat every day for breakfast, and their goat cheese cheesecake is creamy but light and we may or may not have already ordered one for each of our next five birthdays.
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