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Places We Love: Del Ponte’s Bakery

When you see a twine-wrapped box from Del Ponte’s Bakery, you know you’re in for a tasty treat. Del Ponte’s Bakery in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, is a local standout for its amazing assortment of layer cakes, cookies, pastries, and Italian bread.

You can't miss the biscotti-lined front window at Del Ponte's when you're walking down Main Street. They sell over 20 varieties of the twice-baked Italian biscuits, which are the perfect texture for dunking but won’t bust your teeth if you prefer to eat them straight like I do. Some of my favorite flavors of biscotti at Del Ponte’s include peanut butter, cinnamon, and chocolate chip with pecans.


Cookie trays from Del Ponte’s Bakery are always a hit when I bring them to BBQs or family get-togethers. Their velvety cheesecake is the best I’ve ever tasted and can be bought by the slice (a generous portion) if you don’t want to splurge on a whole cake. If you do want to buy a whole cheesecake, though, and cut it into individual servings, it freezes very well. I know from personal experience. ;-)


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Del Ponte’s is also known for its indulgent brownies (peanut butter, Snickers, mint, and more), old-fashioned jelly doughnuts, pies, cupcakes, and custom cakes. They make specialty baked goods and desserts for all the major holidays and even seasonal celebrations such as St. Joseph’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. The cannoli at Del Ponte’s have been named among the “Best of Monmouth County” by the readers of Monmouth Health & Life Magazine.


The original Del Ponte's Bakery was founded in Brooklyn, New York, by the current owner's parents. The family’s traditional Italian baking techniques were passed down by a beloved grandfather who emigrated from Naples in 1960.


The Bradley Beach bakery was established in 1999. You really must stop in for yourself to see the “oasis of sweet treats” at Del Ponte’s – as one customer described it in a Yelp review. Del Ponte's baked goods deliver on their promise of "The best of Brooklyn in Bradley Beach."


Del Ponte’s Bakery

600 Main Street Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 732-869-1111 delpontesbakerybb.com


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Del Ponte's Bakery Biscotti
Biscotti line the windows at Del Ponte's Bakery in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.
Del Ponte's Bakery Cookies
Italian cookies at Del Ponte's Bakery in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.
Del Ponte's Bakery Bradley Beach NJ
Del Ponte's delicious pastries and crumb cake.

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