There’s no tasty holiday tradition quite like holiday cookies, when we finally get the chance to enjoy those classic sugar cookies, gingerbread men, shortbread, thumbprint cookies and more. But, as anyone who has anguished over a mixing bowl knows, baking cookies is no easy task!

If baking isn’t exactly your thing, leave the holiday cookies to the experts this year and instead, visit these local bakeries before your cookie exchange. No one needs to be the wiser that your cookies didn’t come from your Alston oven!

La Roma Pastry Shop, located at 1611 Smithtown Ave, Bohemia which is seven minutes from your Alston apartment, is a 40-year-old bakery known for bringing the authentic and rich cookie flavors of Italy here to the States.

La Roma Pastry Shop’s owner, Aniello Zambrano, was born in Salerno, Italy in 1955. He discovered his love for baking at nine-years-old when he began working for a local baker. His passion ignited, Aniello dreamed of owning a bakery of his own someday, and finally, his dreams have been realized here on Long Island.

Alpine Pastry Shop, located at 59 NY-111, Smithtown which is 15 minutes from your Alston apartment, is a veteran, family-run bakery supplying Italian wedding cakes, cookies, pastries and holiday desserts.

Owner Tony has been baking for over 45 years, and it was Tony’s dream to open a bakery on Long Island that would allow people to find all the Italian specialties that they could find in the city. The 25-year-old bakery uses the finest and freshest ingredients in all of its products and prides itself on customer satisfaction.


La Roma Pastry Shop

1611 Smithtown Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716

(631) 319-1474


Alpine Pastry Shop

59 NY-111, Smithtown, NY 11787

(631) 265-5610