World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls

The Best Cinnamon Rolls in NYC

Who has the best Cinnamon Roll in NYC?

New Yorkers love their cinnamon rolls, and there are plenty of great bakeries to choose from throughout New York City. But if you’re looking for the absolute best cinnamon rolls in NYC, look no further Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. They have the best cinnamon rolls in NYC! 

History of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

cinnamon rolls in a baking pan

With five locations in the NYC area, there’s no excuse for not ordering a cinnamon roll at this well-known bakery.

In Urdu (Pakistan), the word Mahzedahr describes the taste essence of food, its flavor, and the magic that makes it so delicious.

This one word captures the life of a taste experience. This word represents something that one cannot describe but wants to experience over and over again, which is the goal of any brand or in our case, cinnamon rolls.

In a world that is seeking adventure and authentic experiences, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery is a portal of discovery and the ticket to a cinnamon roll journey that awaits.

Founded by Umber Ahmad in 2014, the bakery was the perfect expertise of Umber’s business acumen, science education, and cultural experiences.

In 2019, Ahmad was nominated for the coveted James Beard Foundation baker awards. That alone is the accomplishment of a lifetime but Chef Ahmad is building the next great culinary experience with Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery in NYC and the surrounding areas.

If Mah-Ze-Dahr’s mission is to take customers on a portal of discovery, they achieved that. Our team was taken on a journey that’s difficult to describe and even more challenging to write about.

We sampled their traditional cinnamon roll, at their West Village location. Levi, one of their team members, was kind enough to serve us and even gave us a quick history lesson on the bakery and their cinnamon rolls. Levi mentioned to us that customers, depending on where they are from, might refer to these delightful pastries as cinnamon buns.

Not sure what the difference is between cinnamon rolls and cinnamon buns? Our team lays out the differences in a recent article.

Brioche Dough For The Win

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The cinnamon rolls we ordered were made with brioche dough and had a generous amount of quality cinnamon throughout.

Brioche is an uncommon but excellent choice for baking cinnamon rolls. It’s light and tastes so rich because it’s made with an enriched dough, which gives it that soft texture and decadent taste.

It’s often misunderstood the importance of texture in the flavor profile of cinnamon rolls and other pastries. Choosing Brioche takes the consumer on a unique cinnamon roll experience.

The cinnamon roll itself was fluffy and light, rolled with an abundance of brown sugar cinnamon filling. The dough had just the right amount of sweetness for the American palate. Europeans may find it a bit on the sweet side.

They top their world-famous cinnamon buns with their secret cream cheese icing. It’s luscious and to die for.

Our quest for the best cinnamon roll in NYC was hitting a crescendo with our stop at Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery in the West Village.

Our cinnamon roll transferred us to a portal of discovery leaving us wanting more from Chef Umber Ahmad and her team in the West Village. We rated the cinnamon rolls at Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery 5-stars in each of the following categories:

  • Presentation
  • Texture
  • Flavor profile
  • Overall experience

Although the cinnamon roll is a Scandinavian creation, Umber Ahmad made it her own and it lived up to her mission. We were transported on a flavor journey that left us wanting more.

Nationwide Shipping

Cinnamon Rolls have become a staple of American breakfasts, especially on weekends. Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery only serves its world-famous cinnamon rolls on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.  If you’re looking for the best cinnamon rolls in NYC, you know where to go!

You can still experience the best cinnamon roll in New York City even if you don’t live in the area or don’t plan to travel there soon. Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery ships its world-famous cinnamon rolls across the country, just in case you have a cinnamon roll emergency. Click here to order!

World’s Best Nomination

Congratulations to Chef Umber Ahmad and her team on being named the Best Cinnamon Roll in New York City. Mah-Ze-Dahr also qualifies for the 2023 Title of the World’s Best Cinnamon Roll!

Well done, Chef Umber Ahmad. Well done.

Image credits: Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery 

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