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Where to Find a Galette des Rois in New York and New Jersey



After the Bûche de Nöel (Yule log), the beginning of the year is synonymous with another holiday, l’Épiphanie and its traditional Galette des Rois, called King’s Cake in the United States. The cake symbolizes the gifts the three wise men brought Jesus at his birth. Here is a list of places where you can continue to satisfy your sweet tooth this January and score a delicious galette. Watch out for the fève (bean)!


On the Lower East Side, Ceci-Cela Patisserie is offering fresh Galettes des Rois through the end of February. They are $35 each and you can call 212 274-9179 to order. Address: 14 Delancey Street.

Also on the Lower East Side, Salon Sucré offers a galette for 6 people for $35 and one for 8 people for $45. You can pre-order and some galettes will also be available for purchase on site. You can pick them up during the first two weeks of January on site. Turn the oven on high for 10 minutes, turn it off and insert the galette for 5 minutes. Address: The Market Line, 115 Delancey St – (567) 703-6227

At its three Manhattan and Brooklyn locations, Millefeuille offers two sizes of galettes for 6 and 10 people, at $34.90 and $48.90 respectively. Call to check availability and allow 24 hours before pickup. Addresses: 552 LaGuardia Pl – (212) 533-4698; 622 Vanderbilt Ave – (347) 350-8838; 2175 Broadway – (212) 362-6261.

At Ladurée, pastry chef Julien Alvarez, who arrived in March, has created an Italian-accented Epiphany brioche with dried fruit (orange, grapefruit, grapes) and an almond and bitter orange center with whole almonds. The individual slice is $8.50, the slice for 4 people is $32, the slice for 6 is $48 and the slice for 8 people is $62. Addresses: 864 Madison Avenue – 646-558-3157; in Soho: 76 Thompson St – 646-392-7868

On the Upper East Side, Miss Madeleine offers a Galette des Rois, available for purchase on the spot or to order on her website. The medium size serves 4 to 6 people and costs $16 (or $15 without the bean and crown), and the large, for 8 to 10 people is $33 (or $32 without the bean and crown). The individual portion is $7. Address: 400 East 82nd St. – (646)896-1227.

Also on the Upper East Side, pastry chef Jessica Massias has joined the Le Moulin à Cafe and she’s making the Galettes des Rois in two sizes this year, 8 inches for $32 and 11 inches for $42. You can order by phone at 212-288-5088. Address: 1439 York Ave.

The famous Barachou, meanwhile, sells two sizes of galettes for 4-5 people or 6-7 people at $32 and $42. You can pre-order them for pickup from January 7 until the end of the month. Address: 449 Amsterdam Ave. – (646) 398-7788.

On the Upper West Side, Silver Moon Bakery offers two types of Galettes des Rois, traditional frangipane or raspberry. The 8-inch one costs $44, the 10-inch is $55 and the 12-inch is $65 ($48, $58 and $68 for raspberry respectively). Address: 2740 Broadway – (212) 866-4717.

In Midtown East, pastry chef Stephane Pourrez’s Éclair Bakery offers three sizes of galettes: the 6-inch is $24, the 8-inch is $36 and the 10-inch is $44. The individual slice is $7. You can get delivery between 23rd and 86th Street, East side. Address: 303 East 53rd St. – 646-429-8555.

In downtown Manhattan, Le District is selling a Galette des Rois until January 7 only, for $56. Address: Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St. – (212) 981-8588.

Café d’Avignon is selling a galette for 8 people for $38 at its six locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The cakes are flavored with a pistachio vanilla almond cream and filled with fresh raspberries. Available on site from January 6 to the end of February.

In the East Village, Yann Ledoux’s Bread Story dedicates its story of the month to the Galette des Rois to all customers who come in to buy one. It serves 6 to 8 people and costs $30. Address: 264 1st Ave.

Cuis’in Catering has also prepared a classic Galette des Rois, but also another with matcha and chocolate. It is $37 and can be delivered in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens for $5/$6 and shipped anywhere in the United States in 24 or 48 hours for $15 dollars. Details of delivery dates to be requested. You can pre-order for delivery until the end of January. But don’t delay: the New York Times has honored Mirjam Lavabre’s company with an article, so there will be demand…

The French Wink website of French products also markets the Galette des Rois, which comes in frangipane, matcha or chocolate. It costs $45 and delivery is included everywhere in the United States. Order here.

The newly opened Brooklyn French Bakers of three Frenchmen in Brooklyn sells a Galette des Rois for 4 people at $25 and one for 6 to 8 people at $38 but also a crown at $15. You can order online here or by phone. Address: 273 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – (646) 623-8792.


In Greenpoint and Cobble Hill, Charlotte Patisserie is also participating in Epiphany throughout January. The pastry shop features two galettes with bean and crown: the small is $35 and the large is $45. You can call to order them, come by or email [email protected] Addresses: Cobble Hill – 201 Court Street, Brooklyn – (929) 295-0372; Greenpoint – 596 Manhattan Ave. – (718) 383-8313

In Williamsburg, la Bicyclette has also indulged in a Galette des Rois that serves 6-8 people and comes in at $45, or $6 a slice. You can order online and pick them up between January 6 and 16. Address: 667 Driggs Ave.

At Colson Patisserie, the Galette des Rois is priced at $35 or $8.75 each for a slice. You can order and pick up your galette at Park Slope or Industry City starting January 1 and lasting all month. Addresses: Park Slope, 374 9th St.; Industry City, 253 36th St.

In Park Slope’s Julien Boulangerie, you can pick up your Galette des Rois on site, preferably in the morning. It serves 6 to 8 people and costs $33. Address: 186 5th Ave. – (917)-966-6079.

At Laurent Chavenet’s Le French Tart Deli, frangipane galettes for 6 to 8 people are $29.50. They can be pre-ordered or purchased directly from one of the three stores. Locations: at Carroll Gardens 306 Court St. – (347) 916 0014; at Park Slope 579 5th Ave. – (929) 276 3035; Brooklyn Heights 44 Henry Street – (929) 337-7888.

At Monsieur Gus’ L’imprimerie in Bushwick, the traditional Galette des Rois for six to eight people is priced at $45. The house takes orders starting Jan. 4 for baking that Thursday, and then every weekend in January. You can also buy an individual slice at the bakery. Address: 1524 Myrtle Avenue – email: [email protected],nyc.


In Forest Hills, Boulangerie de François offers a Galette des Rois with a porcelain bean in the shape of a santon from Provence. The standard galette for 6-8 people (9 inches) and $35.5, the 8-10 person galette (10 inches) is $39.25, the 11-inch is $43.05 and the 12-inch is $48.15. Order online or by phone. Address: 109-01 72nd Road, Forest Hills – (347) 644-5606.

White Plains

Just a bit North in Scarsdale, La Renaissance French bakery is serving up a traditional galette. The pastry comes with a fêve as well as a crown for the Kings and Queens. Order are available through the entire month of January. Order online or by phone (914) 472-0702. Address: 9 Harwood Court, Scarsdale

New Jersey

Across the Hudson River, Choc O Pain‘s classic frangipane Galette des Rois has been on sale since December 31. It’s $35 for six to eight people, and the slice is available for $6.50 each. Pre-orders are recommended, call (202) 310-9352. Locations: 157 First St., Hoboken – (201) 710-5175; 530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City (201) 435-2462; 330 Palisade Ave, Jersey City Heights (201) 420-7111; Hoboken Tea Building 1500 Hudson street, Hoboken – (201) 683-3300

In Jersey City, Café Madelaine sells a medium-sized Galette des Rois for $30 and a large one for $40, while the individual slice is $6. You can call 201 499-3691, delivery available in Jersey City. Address: 34 Coles St, Jersey City.

In Montclair, Le French Dad Boulangerie also offers a homemade puff pastry galette with frangipane filling, crown and bean. One size fits all at $29 to treat 4 to 6 people. Address: 10 Church Street, Montclair – 973-746-0288.

In Princeton, the Terra Momo restaurant’s bakery will treat you to a galette for 6 people for $21. To order 24 hours in advance, call (609) 688-0188. Address: 74 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ.


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“Hate has no place in New York City … We have to deal with the hate in this country, in the state. When we come together and march in a parade, we’re also displaying how we accept and respect each other,” says Eric Adams.</stro

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Gunshot alert leads to arrest of 3 Atlantic City men | Crime



ATLANTIC CITY — A gunshot alert led to the arrest of three city men and the recovery of handguns and drugs Saturday, police said.

At 6:31 p.m., officers responded to South Carolina and Adriatic avenues after reports of shots fired, police said Tuesday in a news release.

While investigating, Lt. Mark Benjamin Sr. saw a man who matched the description of a possible suspect. With assistance from Surveillance Center personnel, the man, Hamid Palmer, was observed conducting a drug transaction, police said. Benjamin and other officers converged on Palmer and two other men, Kareem Watson Jr. and Omar Law.

Palmer was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, more than 100 bags of heroin and more than 6 grams of cocaine, police said.

Watson was found in possession of a loaded handgun and 40 bags of heroin, police said.

Law was found in possession of a single bag of heroin.

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Palmer, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, two counts of possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and contempt of court.

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Watson Jr., 21, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

Palmer and Watson were sent to the Atlantic County jail.

Law, 21, was charged with possession of CDS. He was released on a summons with a future court date.

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New sex education standards become target in N.J.



Last year, Scott Shields hired a painter for his house who was a transgender man. When his two children unknowingly misgendered the painter, Shields pulled them aside to explain pronouns.

His children, who are in kindergarten and third grade, had already been introduced to different genders, so they grasped the concept easily, he said.

“Once I corrected them, they got it. Kids get these things, and it seems to me like the earlier kids understand these concepts, the easier they are to process later,” he said. “I don’t think they know about hormones or reassignment surgery because that’s not for their age.”

Shields is a parent who’s supportive of New Jersey’s updated sex education standards, set to be rolled out in schools in the fall and currently the target of conservative parents and Republican lawmakers. One called them “Trenton’s assault on parental rights.”

For second graders, the new standards mean teachers discussing gender role stereotypes and how people can express how they feel. By the end of fifth grade, students should be able to differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity. 

And by eighth grade, teachers should be developing a plan to promote dignity and respect for all gender expressions, and students should know the difference between genders, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In 12th grade, students will learn about birth control options, STDs, and consent. 

“It just seems backwards to me that this is somehow seen as harmful or promoting anything. We’re going to look back on this in 20, 30 years and see how LGBT youth and trans youth are being scapegoated, and it’s awful,” Shields said.

‘Overwhelming for our kids’

Researchers and experts say there is overwhelming support among parents for expanded sex education, but some parents are taking issue with the new standards. They say they go too far, are graphic in nature, and are inappropriate for young children. 

“You want to teach acceptance, that’s one thing. Teach them that everyone matters and respect and that we should be accepting, 100%. But you’re not going to teach them different sexes and the names of their body parts, and what to do with these body parts,” said Nancy Weuste, who lives in Passaic. “It’s overwhelming for kids. They just want to be with their friends.”

Weuste became worried about what will be taught to young kids in schools after delving into model instructional materials state Sen. Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen) shared on Facebook last week. One of the lesson plans for second graders Schepisi shared, titled “Understanding Our Bodies,” details how to differentiate between male and female body parts.

“At what point do we draw the line?” asked Weuste, who has a daughter attending high school in the fall.

The new standards were approved by the state Board of Education in June 2020.

‘Stirring this up’

Montclair researchers Eva Goldfarb and Lisa Lieberman studied 30 years of sex education literature and its effects on children. They say the reaction to the new standards has been dominated by a loud minority who are seeking to take advantage of a national debate that has focused on classroom instruction about the LGBT community.

“The vast majority of parents support quality, inclusive sex education. I think some folks are stirring this up for political advantage and are not being truthful in what they’re saying,” said Lieberman.

After conservative media aired segments about New Jersey’s new standards — Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity discussed them on Fox News last week — lawmakers announced plans to introduce bills aiming to limit the level of sex education taught in schools, and likened the expanded guidelines to child abuse. 

Sen. Holly Schepisi, a Bergen County Republican, said she “respectfully disagrees” with researchers who tout teaching sex education to young students. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

Schepisi told the New Jersey Monitor this is not about politics, but about being a caring parent. 

“I’m a real moderate person who supports LGBTQ youth. This just seems so extreme and so far off the reservation of stuff we should be teaching children of these age groups,” she said. “I think that a lot of frustration and anger being expressed by parents is because how these standards they view as extreme were adopted.” 

Her main concern isn’t with the topics being taught, she said, but when they’re being introduced to students. She fears girls who are tomboys or boys who are effeminate will try to be “convinced they’re something they’re not,” she said.

GOP senators sent a letter to the governor demanding he pause implementation and said they want to hold public hearings on the matter. The state education board held public meetings when the standards were first adopted, but critics note they came just a few months after the pandemic had caused widespread business shutdowns and led many people to stay indoors to avoid infection.

Murphy said Wednesday he’d ask the Department of Education to clarify the standards, but defended them as age-appropriate, and accused some lawmakers of attacking the standards just to make political gains. 

Goldfarb and Lieberman called the new standards some of the best in the nation. In their studies, they found comprehensive sex education beginning in younger ages can help create a strong foundation for “lifelong sexual health.” 

They compared sex education to math: Teachers wouldn’t expect eighth graders to start learning algebra if they never completed lessons on long division, fractions, or basic addition and subtraction. Teaching kids about concepts like gender identity in their formative years will help them better apply and understand the topics in the future, they said.

And at the higher grade levels, their studies found sex education leads to decreased domestic violence between partners, among other things. Mental health also improves among LGBT students when sex education is inclusive to all genders and sexual orientation, they said.

“This sets the stage for anti-bullying, and anti-harassment that comes into play later in life. We’re building basic foundational blocks for what’s appropriate at each grade level,” said Goldfarb,

Opting out

Parents who don’t want their children to learn about certain topics or sex education can opt out, the Department of Education said in a statement. A spokesman said the department does not mandate curriculum, and local school districts create their own lesson plans.

Goldfarb said the concerted effort to fight comprehensive education hurts progress made in the LGBT community.

Schepisi has been accused by the statewide teachers union of spreading misinformation about the new standards. She noted the documents she shared last week were released by the Westfield school district as sample lesson plans. The Westfield superintendent has said they are not lesson plans and said they illustrate “the type of possible resources for school districts shared by the N.J. Department of Education.” 

There’s no evidence any New Jersey school district has adopted the materials Schepisi shared.  

Weuste, the Passaic mom, said even if the documents do not exactly reflect what schools are teaching, they show how far new curriculum might go in classrooms. She said parents should introduce subjects like gender identity and sexual orientation to their young kids.

She’s also concerned educators might try to impose their own opinions on young kids that might go against what their families believe. She said schools should bring back classes like home economics and cooking.  

“Kids don’t know how to sign a check. They shouldn’t be removing basic essential education for this sexual orientation and gender lessons in school. I think some things shouldn’t be taught in schools, or you teach them way down the line, but you don’t have to incorporate it with every aspect of your studies,” she said.

Researchers say the opposite. Teaching topics like inclusivity and consent leads to increased reporting of sexual violence, decreased use of drugs and alcohol before sex, and safer and more empathetic interpersonal relationships.  

Schepisi said she “respectfully disagrees” with the researchers.

Benjamin O, a Bergen County resident who asked not to be identified due to his job, has a son in first grade who will be learning some of these topics in the fall. He agrees with Shields on the impact these topics have on promoting inclusivity and support for at-risk youth.

“I feel like these are important things to be educating our kids on,” he said. “I know there’s a lot of information going around but it seems right for me and my kids.”

Benjamin has a son who was bullied because he likes to wear pink and likes unicorns. But his son also likes trucks and dinosaurs, things he wasn’t bullied for by the kids at school, Benjamin said.

“Kids already know and understand gender roles. He’s a boy and says he’s a boy and thinks he’s a boy, but he’s still getting bullied. It’s already a part of their lives, so having more education around it reduces harm,” he said. “I think it’s just really important.” 


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