The Story of Bruce's, Baker To The Stars!
Bruce's Bakery was founded in 1970 on the "Gold Coast" of Merrick, Long Island NY. After seven years of operation, Bruce's expanded to Roosevelt Field. In 1983, Bruce and Joel decided that Great Neck, New York would be a perfect place to sell their high quality line of bakery products. Expanding the concept to a full service restaurant with a seven-page menu, Bruce's became a "one-of-a-kind" operation. Today, you can order everything from Cinnamon Raisin French Toast, Sliced Nova & Smoked Fish Platters, Chopped and finely diced Custom Salads, to Complete Dinners. Over the years, a complimentary basket of fresh baked goods has become a Bruce's trademark and tradition. At Bruce's we believe in satisfied customers. We know your desires and expectations will be met by the highest quality and standards at our FAMOUS restaurant and bakery.
In addition, our catering has become the most renown in New York. Patrons from Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island flock to Bruce's for all special occasions, baked goods, custom catering or just to relax in our celebrated restaurant. When Westbury Music Fair needed a special cake to commemorate Bob Hope's 80th birthday, Bruce's INVENTED the celebrity "look-a-like" cake. A recent sampling of our latest portrait cakes include the likes of Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Christie Brinkley,Cindy Crawford, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Tom Cruise, Heather Locklear, Lou Diamond Phillips, Howard Stern, Leah Thompson and Julio Iglesias. Over the years, Bruce's has been proud to be associated with hundreds of celebrities and luminaries from all walks of life.
Bruce's is deeply commited and firmly believes in community service. whether donating a dinner for one hundred returning Gulf War Veterans and their wives, making a road more attractive for Great Neck the Beautiful, being a major sponsor of the Great Neck Art Center or daily donations to senior citizens, group homes and soup kitchens, Bruce's always considers community first. In 1997, Bruce's was proud to be the recipient of the Giraffe Award, Great Necks' most presigious honor for continued outstanding community service. As Former President Bush said in his letter of commendation to Bruce's: "YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR YOUR SPIRIT AND DEEP INVOLVEMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY... OUR NATION THRIVES ON CIVIC PRIDE...". Bruce's is proud to announce the opening of the New York City location at 57th and 1st Avenue. FAMOUS since 1983, a local institution that Great Neck can be proud of, we thank you for your loyal and continued patronage.
Over the past two decades Bruce's Restaurant and Bakery in Great Neck, Long Island, has been widely recognized as one of the premier bakeries in New York. Each year more than 100,000 people flock to Bruce's to sample the freshly baked breads, Danishes, muffins, cakes and rolls taht are served complimentary to each table, and no one leaves without stopping by the bakery counter to choose a special treat to bring home, whether it's a delectable chocolate babka or a pound of "melt-in-your-mouth" butter cookies.
Bruce Zipes and his cakes have appeared on The Regis Philbin Show, The Today Show, Rikki Lake, Montel Williams, Joe Franklin, John Stewart, CBS, NBC, ABC,
among many other television and radio programs. In addition to Bruce's Restaurant and Bakery on Long Island, he opened Bruce's Bakery in Manhattan in 1997.
Bruce's has also won the prestigious award from the Metro channels "New York Eats" for the best challah in the metro area. Write-ups have also appeared in Newsday, The New York Post, The Daily News, New York Magazine,
and the New York Times
which declared Bruce's a dreamtown bakery.