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About Us

Since 1988, Black Hound New York has been delighting customers with chocolates, cakes, cookies and other treats. Our storied cakes were first served in the café at the original Barneys New York and from there, went on to dazzle millions of palates.

Using only premium ingredients you can pronounce like butter, flour, chocolate, and cream, the skilled craftsmen in our Brooklyn, New York kitchen prepare each piece individually. Eggs are cracked by hand, cane sugar or honey stirred in to sweeten, and the batter poured and tins slipped into the oven. The desserts are artfully layered and decorated by hand with edible flourishes like freshly roasted nuts and coconut.

There’s no corn syrup or shortening used here. We believe in only using the purest and the best.

We always develop our celebrated recipes right in our own kitchen and perfect them until they’re desserts we are proud to serve to our friends and family. Publications like Food & Wine, The New York Times, Serious Eats, Zagat and Town & Country have raved about our treats.

Find out why. You’ll taste the love. 


Who is the black hound?

Our story starts with a truffle, done in the French style, made in a tiny New York City apartment. A simple orb of bittersweet Belgian chocolate infused with liqueur on the inside and dusted with cocoa powder on the outside. The perfect proportions took months to master and to celebrate that quest for quality, we named our company Black Hound. To celebrate our hometown, we later added “New York”.

So, a confession: There is no dog. There never was a dog. But hounds (as well as pigs) are known to scour woods with their sharp noses and dig up the mushroom variety of truffle, which adds sparkling complexity to a dish with just a couple flakes.

 Our name celebrates that same pursuit of culinary perfection, evident in even the smallest doses.


Find us online or at our New York retail store

Black Hound New York offers an extensive line of desserts available for mail order throughout the Continental U.S., and you’ll find the full selection on this site. Unlike most online bakeries, we're a bakery that ships directly to you. We don’t contract out to local bakeries. We make the treats ourselves. There's no middleman. There's not even another shipping facility. It's all located in one place in Brooklyn, New York. Because of that, you get guaranteed fresh baked goods with more options when it comes to size, delivery and customization than with the others.

We also have a storefront in New York City’s vibrant East Village. The address is 170 Second Avenue (between 10th and 11th) and the hours are long. There are almost always samples to enjoy, store-only selections and our friendly staff members are never shy about telling you what their real favorites are. For our New York customers in all the boroughs, we also offer local delivery and store pick-up.

Because everything is done in-house, there's never a runaround when you have questions or requests. Just call us at 800.344.4417, click the “Live Chat” button on the right-hand side of the page or send a message to customerservice@blackhoundny.com


Shipped with care from our kitchen to yours

Cakes, chocolates, savories and other treats are prepared daily in our kitchen, hand packed, temperature-controlled and then sent straight to you. Serving and storage instructions are included so there's no guesswork as to how to present your baked goods at their very best.

For specific shipping details about your most desired products, check the product page, our shipping page or get in touch.

Nothing pleases a crowd quite like baked goods. Whether you’re looking to dazzle a loved one or a business associate, or just want to give yourself a well-deserved treat, all our products will bring a smile. Opt for a chic box of cookies, savories, chocolate truffles, or confections presented in a minimalist yet elegant box and finished with a hand-tied ribbon, or have a cake do all the talking. We also offer a wide selection of gift baskets for when you can’t, or just don’t want to, choose one item.

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We look forward to delighting you, your friends and family.