Big dreams such as a new 4,000 square foot, two-floor location come true for Tony Park, the owner of Angelina Bakery.
Not only will it be a massive new location open on Dec. 1, but it will also be located at the boiling spot 1675 Broadway, right next to Times Square.
“I used to race my skateboard up and down Broadway and then sit on the corner of 45thand Broadway and think about how many burgers I was going to sell one day. To now own a bakery in the center of the city, I can say my dreams have come true,” said Park.
In his bakery named after his daughter and Italian grandmother, Angelina Bakery servesItalian and Sicilian pastries with an Asian twist. Park created a better and healthier version of bombolone which includes less sugar and butter instead includes more water in it and ends up not different from a classic recipe, in his bakery bombolone is 600 calories when in traditional way of cooking it is usually over 1,000.
The traditional breakfast menu offers croissants, tarts and a hybrid of a brioche and a croissant, called Brissant. For lunch the bakery presents three different styles of Italian pizza making – Romana (crunchy dough), Neapolitan (burnt finish) and Sicilian (crumby breading). And of course different kinds of pasta, lasagna and appetizers.
For dessert, guests can try Gelato and cremolato(a mixture of granita and gelato). In traditional Italian flavors such as blood red orange, amarena (cherry), mandorla (almond), casata siciliana, watermelon, fig, licorice, ricotta and honey.
In addition to those who want to try something else, Park innovatively created a Ciao Boba tea. It is a yogurt panna cotta drink with fruit frappe and yogurt panna cotta with Pistachio Boba.
And only in the Time Square location will be also offered a gold luxury dessert line composed of custom gold cakes, such as their gold chocolate fortune cookie cake with matcha ganache and white chocolate pearls.
“I’m a New Yorker, a Korean and an Italian. I bring to Angelina Bakery the memories of my youth in the Vucciria market of Palermo, the Korean spirit of finding new ways to create food and the New Yorker mentality that you can make anything happen in this City,” adds Park.
On the opening weekend as a celebration, all customers will receive a free Bombolone upon purchase. Angelina Bakery has partnered with The Actors Fund to create a special Broadway Bombolone featuring their renowned motto, “I Heart the Arts” in colorful sugar. Available exclusively at Angelina Bakery’s new Times Square location starting Nov. 30, all sales of this special bombolone will be donated to this renowned organization that supports working professionals of the theatre and entertainment community. Joseph Benincasa, President and CEO of The Actors Fund called it a ‘sweet treat’, sweet in all meanings.