Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe held their official ribbon cutting for their Downtown Albany location this week and residents and visitors are in for a real treat!
Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe now has two locations, one in East Greenbush and a satellite location in Downtown Albany on 54 State Street.
“The community in East Greenbush has been so supportive of [Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe]. We spent a long time trying to figure out how to get people to come to us and we finally decided we needed to go to them. They really have developed downtown Albany and it’s a really nice area with all the new housing and great businesses,” said Nancy Mosher, one of the 4 owners of this family-run business.
Although Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe is a family owned business, if you’re imagining a Cake Boss scenario, “we don’t yell at each other,” said Nancy.
Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe was started in 1995 by husband and wife duo, Becky and Dan. Ironically, no one in the family is named Zachary. At the time the business opened, Becky and Dan named the business in preparation for a future son. Three sons later, and the pastry shoppe remains the only Zachary in the family!
Dan the pastry chef, along with a staff of bakers and decorators who prepare the delicious goods available at the shoppe, are best known for their specialty cakes and buttercream frosting. Patrons of the Albany location will be able to place specialty orders on any item offered in their main Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe location, however in-store they will be offering a smaller menu. For example, instead of 12 varieties of brownie flavors they might only have six – still a whole lot of brownies!
Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe in downtown Albany has a menu geared more toward the office worker and resident crowd that they hope to attract. They are hoping for the morning coffee and Danish or sandwich and dessert crowd.
They will still have many treats to choose from including:
- a variety of cupcakes, cookies and cakes
- sandwiches and wraps
- breakfast items
Nancy’s favorite item on the menu is their mini-cake in death-by-chocolate. What tasty item will you be indulging in from Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe in Downtown Albany?