Nestled in a quiet and conservative town in the heart of Long Island, NY, the family owned and operated Sweet to Lick Bakery stands proudly among mom and pop shops, diners, and niche boutiques. With the sweet smell of baked goods in the air and cases filled with cruelty-free creations, it became immediately clear why they call this place what they do. With local art displayed on the walls, and big comfy chairs towards the back, Sweet to Lick was radiating with a welcoming and comfortable vibe.
Knowing little-to-nothing about this place before arriving, I asked the owner for a few recommendations. As luck may have it, it was #sconesunday, and an assortment of specialty scones were available. With no hesitation I ordered a cinnamon cranberry scone. This light and fluffy treat was generously topped with cinnamon and baked to perfection with dried cranberries inside. It paired perfectly with a coffee, and after devouring it, I ordered more. This time, I tried the cheesy turnover made with Teese brand cheese, a savory snack that quickly disappeared.
I sat for a little while on my computer planning trips and working on a few projects. Watching the diverse array of people walk through the door over the course of two hours was fascinating to me. All walks of life came in to enjoy the delicious pastries, cakes, cupcakes, and of course the scones and turnovers. From artists to grandparents and families to couples on dates, it was clear that Sweet to Lick has made a name for itself and a very loyal following.
I was able to have great conversation with the owners about their mission and the success of their little bakery. I was delighted to hear that the co-owner subscribes to the Vegan Cuts beauty box and how much she loves receiving it each month. With their little children running and playing about, the family-oriented spirit of the bakery made it even more special. Two hard working parents and running a successful business speaks volumes of the work ethic and quality of their goods.
As I was getting ready to leave, I purchased a rainbow bar, an oatmeal whoopie pie, and a cookie dough turnover to go. I promised I would be back, and most likely on a Thursday since that’s the day they offer a hot lunch. From the way it was described to me, it doesn’t seem like something to pass up.
For anyone who lives in, or is planning on visiting Long Island, NY – Sweet to Lick Bakery is worth going to! It can be found at 78 Hillside Ave in Williston Park, NY. Show them some love on Instagram and Twitter @sweettolick and at sweettolick.com