NY Food Tour: Marzipan filled Pignoli Nut Cookies from Veniero’s Italian Bakery

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  • What: These simple cookies are simply delicious.  A macaroon-like cookie filled with chewy almond paste and topped with crunchy pignoli (pine) nuts.  If you’re feeling bold, prepare dip the cookie in some Dulce De Leche ice cream. Unreal.
  • Website: http://www.venierospastry.com/
  • Where: 342 East 11st Street off 1st Avenue NY, NY 10003 212-674-7070
  • Inside info: Have an iced cappuccino with a scoop of espresso gelato at the cafe next to the bakery, its a great place for coffee and dessert.  If you’re taking out from the bakery, however, grab a number as soon as you can and map out your dessert plan.  Mini cheesecakes and canolis are delicious but the chocolate cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles was mediocre.

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5 Responses to “NY Food Tour: Marzipan filled Pignoli Nut Cookies from Veniero’s Italian Bakery”

  1. FOOD FOR THOUGHT Says:

    I AGREE. REALLY TASTY PIGNOLI COOKIES…SO FRESH…..
    SOFT AND CHEWY AND ALMONDY…..GOOD CHOICE…..

    AND I DO LOVE MY CAPITAL LETTERS AND I’M NOT SHOUTING AT ALL….
    I’M DEMURE AND I WHISPER……

  2. Sweet Freak Says:

    And, across the street at Tarallucci e Vino, the pignoli cookies are utterly amazing.

  3. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Sweet Freak,

    I’ve always walked by Tarallucci and pondered stopping in but always continued on to Veniero’s, which has never disappointed. Maybe I’ll give your spot a try. Any other recommendations?

  4. Sweet Freak Says:

    NYCFG, I’m a little embarrassed to say Tarallucci was my first and (thus far) only pignoli cookie.

    As a rule, I’m not big on Italian pastries so I never given them a second glance. Until that fateful night at Tarallucci when I was bowled over…

    Now I know I need to explore more. I will let you know if I come across any other must-eat pignolis!

  5. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Sweet Freak,
    Well now Im going to have to check out Tarallucci and see what their pignolis are all about. I’m usually not a big Italian pastry fan either but Veniero’s pignolis are just too good to resist.

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