Over on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, there is a quaint little bakery tucked in the middle of unassuming stores. You can easily miss Blue Sky Bakery, unless you happen to be looking for the Law Office of Jesus and peek next door to investigate the source of the delicious aroma that fills the air. No seriously. It is right next to where a guy named Jesus has a law office. Not only do I pinky swear it is true, but there is photographic evidence to prove as such.
I am going to start this off by telling you what not to get. Skip the chocolate chip cookies. They have a plain chocolate chip cookie and one that is oatmeal. Both are really flat, and they really just do not do anything for me. However, they are under a dollar and you can try it for yourself but I would just forget about the cookies. Neither version is spectacular.
The almond croissant is pretty decent. I do not go around eating almong croissants everywhere, therefore it is a tough thing to compare. What are the characteristics of a good croissant? Besides yumminess? I do not remember if the croissant was pleasantly flaky but the middle part definitely was nice and almond-y. Is that a word? Do try the almond croissant though.
First time that I got a blueberry muffin from Blue Sky Bakery was a life altering experience. The second time was just okay. But it is always better the first time right? The first blueberry muffin experience was exceptional because I was just pecking away at the muffin, and it was an okay muffin, very muffiny and moist. A bad muffin would be dry and this was pretty good. I worked my way to the middle of the muffin to discover a pocket of gooey goodness. Gooey in this instance was a good thing because the goodness was very good; it was basically a pocket of warm blueberries. I had never encountered such delight before in a muffin.
So there I was, standing on the subway platform having a Lou Gerhig moment thinking, "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth." (if you are not a baseball fan, I just lost you, but youtube rocks.) So a week later I went back and got another muffin, because it is nice to get lucky feel like a lucky man. The second time, the muffin lacked the special surprise in the middle. And I was saddened, although the muffin was still as tasty, and quite enjoyable, it was just not the same.
It is only $1.85 for a muffin, which is quite reasonable for Park Slope. I totally recommend you check it out if you ever have a chance. And I will be sure to write more about random things in the next post because I noticed that today I lost two RSS subscribers. Phooey. By the way, if you want to subscribe, my RSS link is in the top right part of the side bar, next to that orange icon. You know, just in case you wanna stay up-to-date on most irrelevant food blog ever.
Blue Sky Bakery
53 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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