The Bake Shop Way

What makes Tates Bake Shop treats so deeply delicious? It is something we call the bake shop way. The bake shop way is our commitment to uncompromising quality and bake-craft. It is nourishing the soul and delighting the world with exceptional taste experiences. It is what guides everything we do.

It all started when Kathleen King, founder of Tate's Bake Shop, began baking when she was just eleven years old, selling small batches of her crisp, buttery chocolate chip cookies off of a fold-out card table on North Sea Farm, her parent's Long Island farmstead.

In 1980, when she was only 21, Kathleen rented a space her mother spotted and opened her first bake shop. She developed a full line of traditional American baked goods, perfecting every recipe herself and baking each dessert from scratch. Named after her father, Tate's Bake Shop is the result of Kathleen's love of baking and keen eye for quality.

Tate’s Bake Shop has been Voted the Best Bakery in the Hamptons year over year and is a destination for locals and tourists alike. A visit to the bake shop reveals Kathleen's personality is in every inch of the store, from the fresh flowers to the carved wooden tables. "People feel very comfortable coming here," Kathleen says, "and that's part of the experience of Tate's Bake Shop. It just goes with chocolate chip cookies and apple pie." With a community of loyal customers and lines that stretch out the door, Tate's Bake Shop is, as the New York Times noted, "worth putting miles on the odometer."

Tate’s Bake Shop continues to raise the bar for itself and the baking community with our award-winning desserts. The recipient of multiple Gold sofi awards, in 2015 our Gluten Free Ginger Zinger cookie was awarded Gold for Best Gluten Free Cookie.  

Today, Tate’s Bake Shop is an internationally recognized brand, loved for Kathleen’s signature – irresistibly crisp and buttery chocolate chip cookies – as well as an ever-expanding line of bake shop delectable desserts including gluten free offerings. Kathleen’s intuition, passion and principles continue to guide everything we do.  So enjoy one of our deeply delicious treats and experience “The Bake Shop Way”. 

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