A Sweet New Hungarian Patisserie Arrives In West Village

A Sweet New Hungarian Patisserie Arrives In West Village

Don’t flake on this one


By Dinushka Gunasekara | 20th January 2022

If cake and coffee are a vital pairing on your personal food pyramid, West Village’s newest bakery demands your immediate attention.

Renowned family business Kürtősh has opened its first store in the Sunshine State, bringing along its famous Hungarian delights. The humble bakery began after owner Ben Haikin and his brother travelled to Hungary to learn the art of making kürtőskalács – a tube-shaped pastry commonly known as chimney cakes that combines a caramelised crunch with soft, mouth-watering pastry. They returned with a 70-year-old recipe from a Hungarian man who custom-built ovens in the local cafes, which has now become a coveted treat in Kürtősh’s eight nationwide locations.

Alongside kürtőskalács, Kürtősh serves handmade pastries, cakes, and loaves, using the most premium ingredients and inspired by fond memories spent cooking with loved ones. The menu of small bites and decadent dishes changes constantly, with slab cakes sold by the weight and gluten-free options served with a twist, to ensure all sweet tooths are sorted.

Kürtősh is now open in West Village.

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.