We are a small, family owned local business specializing in creating delicious sweets for every occasion. Daily baking ensures you receive the freshest, highest quality products possible, all made with love. We focus on using seasonal and local ingredients, capturing nature's changing flavors when they're at their peak, and we recommended you share our tasty pies, cookies, cakes, and other sweets with your loved ones - but if one taste leads to another slice and it never makes it out of your kitchen, it's our little secret! We also understand the delicate nature of food allergies and take pride in baking delectable gluten and dairy free goodies so everyone can enjoy. Bring home a piece of love today!
Jen Pattap, Piece of Love Pastries founder says, “For me, baking started as a creative curiosity, morphed into a hobby, and has evolved into an obsession and now proudly my profession." After spending 9 months volunteering on organic farms as my honeymoon in 2010, I had the experience and confidence to pursue my dreams. Upon returning to New Jersey, I retired my office wardrobe and permanently replaced it with aprons and oven mitts. In the past 6 years, I began as a part-time baker at Just Janice's in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, evolved to full time pastry chef at the Threefold Cafe in Chestnut Ridge, NY, and as my culinary skills broadened, I was promoted to head baker of Dana's Bakery in Hawthorne, NJ. After nearly 3 years creating new and exciting macarons, I achieved my biggest promotion in August 2015, when I gave birth to my first child. I took a step back from the kitchen to focus on being a new mom. Feeling more settled in my new role after a few months, I now bake part time at the Montclair Bread Co. Working in these kitchens provided me the experience I needed, and inspired me to follow my heart to start Piece of Love Pastries - where I create delicious fruit forward, seasonal desserts, following my idealism and vision with integrity. Focusing on sustainable, local, and organic ingredients, Piece of Love Pastries is able to offer the most naturally delicious authentic flavors, without excessive sweeteners masking what Mother Nature intended. Understanding food allergies and the needs of those who cannot consume wheat, nuts, or dairy, we also offer a wide range of gluten- and dairy-free goodies to keep everyone happy. Our menu is ever growing and changing, so if there is something you've got a hankering for just ask!