Bbreakfast, brunch, lunch and pastries are the stars of the show at Guzzo Bakery at Haworth. The restaurant offers both dine-in and take-out options, including sandwiches, treats, and more. The entire menu features home-cooked dishes, giving every meal a home-cooked taste.
Owner Giuliana Guzzo says the 1,700-square-foot spot has a “somewhat retro style” and atmosphere. (Giuliana co-owns Guzzo’s BakeHouse with her husband, Ralph.) For example, they play Frank Sinatra with episodes of i love lucy and Honeymooners during the day. “We’re big fans of both shows,” says Giuliana. “Besides, in a world with so much sadness, we would like people to laugh.”
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Sandwiches are a popular item at Guzzo’s BakeHouse and come in a variety of options. In particular, popular sandwiches include The Haworth, The BakeHouse, and Besonhurst Brooklyn. The Haworth comes with grilled chicken or a fried chicken cutlet, guacamole, bacon and mozzarella on semolina bread. Likewise, The BakeHouse features turkey, tomatoes, avocado, bacon, lettuce, and chipotle mayonnaise on a semolina hero. Both sandwiches include fries. Finally, the Bensonhurst Brooklyn panini features grilled/fried chicken, peppers, prosciutto, mozzarella, and arugula, with a balsamic glaze.
Meanwhile, top-selling baked goods at Guzzo’s BakeHouse include donuts, lobster tails, croissants and scones. However, they are best known for the cragel, a cross between a croissant and a bagel. Their seven-layer donut and other layered treats like crumb cake and cupcakes are also notable on the menu. Click here to see their menu.
As for Giuliana, her personal favorites are the cannoli pancakes and the egg white frittata. The first includes a layered homemade cannoli cream topped with crushed cannoli shells and dusted with powdered sugar; while the latter offers three egg whites, spinach, tomatoes and feta, served with avocados and a house salad.
About the owners
Ralph has been in the baking industry for over 30 years. In fact, he and Giuliana previously owned Belli Baci Bakery in Staten Island and Delizioso Bakery + Kitchen in Princeton. Of course, Guzzo’s BakeHouse includes bestsellers from both on the menu. Additionally, Ralph comes from a family of bakers, with his grandfather having opened a bakery in Brooklyn after emigrating from Italy. After that, her father also opened a bakery in Sunset Park (Brooklyn). Giuliana has a background in event marketing, including managing celebrity events for Macy’s Inc. Her specific industry experience comes from working in bakeries as a child.
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Guzzo’s BakeHouse FAQs
No, they do not accept reservations.
Yes, they have gluten free brownies and muffins.
Guzzo’s BakeHouse offers vegetarian options, yes.
They offer take-out, yes.
Yes, they offer delivery through Uber Eats and GrubHub.
No, they do not serve alcohol.
Yes, they have a children’s menu.
Top and bottom photos: © Vinny Parisi / Best of NJ
Middle photo: BakeHouse by Guzzo