“Leske’s Bakery opened in 1961 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn—at the time, an enclave of the Scandinavian community in New York City. Leske’s appealed to the broad demographic of Brooklyn by offering the old-world favorites that reflected the tastes of the bakery’s Italian, Irish and Norwegian neighbors: Irish soda bread, hot cross buns, Napoleons, limpa bread, Danishes, éclairs, tarts, and more. In addition, Leske’s became known for its iconically Brooklyn fare—black & white cookies, Brooklyn blackout cake, and
New York—style cheesecake, to name a few. The bakery quickly became the gold standard in the neighborhood, and found fame as a “must-see” in New York City guidebooks on culinary tours. It was a household name, the cake at every birthday party and the business that gave back to the community it served. In 1987, the original owners sold the shop, and its new owners took over while keeping the core values of the bakery the same. In 2011, after 50 years and to the devastation of the neighborhood, Leske’s closed.”
7612 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Monday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
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