Now that we’ve hit fall, we’re dreaming of that cozy feeling of enjoying fresh artisanal bread or a buttery pastry. A great excuse to indulge in these favorites is coming up on September 30: National Bakery Day

The standout NYC bakeries below are celebrating with special promotions and surprises that’d be perfect for a bakery-focused roundup ahead of the holiday. 

Ole & Steen  – All NYC locations

Cinnamon SocialTM

In honor of National Bakery Day, famed Danish bakery Ole & Steen is celebrating with freebies and prizes. On Sept. 30, the first 100 guests at each NYC location—Bryant Park, Union Square and Midtown East—will receive a free Cinnamon Social™ slice, and anyone who downloads Ole & Steen’s newly launched app by Sept. 30 will receive a surprise gift the next day. A few lucky customers will win even bigger—the bakery is hiding gold leaves under four slices of its signature Cinnamon Social: at each location, and the lucky guests who purchase and find them will receive a special prize that includes a $100 gift card to Ole & Steen!

Café d’Avignon – All locations

Seeded Sourdough + Sourdough

Celebrate National Bakery Day at all of Café d’Avignon’s locations with some of NYC’s most famous breads. Enjoy BOGO (buy one loaf, get one loaf free) on fan-favorite bread loaves such as the Brioche Pullman, Cranberry Pecan Loaf or the Traditional Baguette—first come, first served, only on Sept. 30, 2022, while supplies last.