Trick-or-treating as an adult might garner you some strange looks, but these New York City bakeries make it easy for sweets lovers of all ages to indulge in seasonal eats — even if it's just by ogling at their Instagram accounts:
Bouchon Bakery, Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle
Seasonal éclairs, pumpkin macarons and muffins await at Chef Thomas Keller's Columbus Circle bakery. Below, a bakery chef drapes a pumpkin fondant over a muffin:
Betty Bakery, 448 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
The retro bakery known for its funky takes on sweet snacks — like a gourmet Twinkie, for example — offers zombie cakes, candy corn covens and marzipan ghosts this fall, as seen below:
Cake Thieves Bakery, 116 Suffolk St., Lower East Side
Believe it or not, this decadent s'mores donut is vegan:
Erin McKenna's Bakery, 248 Broome St., Lower East Side
In spite of being gluten-free and vegan, this Kosher bakery based in New York City, Los Angeles and Orlando packs some seriously sweet eats. Below is what the bakery calls a "Yummy Mummy" cupcake. Other fall-oriented baked goods include pumpkin chai cupcakes and pumpkin bagels.
Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 S 7th Ave., West Village
While not technically the Instagram of the made-to-order French café — it's the account of cronut-king Dominique Ansel himself and its sumptuous food features make it worthy of following.
Below is Ansel's vision of the ultimate s'more, which features two speculoos cookies, milk chocolate shards, sea salt, honey marshmallow and a maple whiskey chocolate ganache:
Dana's Bakery, 52 Gansevoort St., Chelsea
The French macaron spot offers a number of Halloween candy-themed sweets, including Three Musketeers, Starburst and candy corn macarons, the last of which can be seen below:
Robicelli's, 9009 5th Ave., Bay Ridge
The Brooklyn bakery is offering a handful of Halloween-themed baked goods this weekend and Halloween weekend. Pictured below is a Snickers-stuffed croissant, but the eatery also makes "Pain au Halloweens" filled with Kit Kats, Take 5's and Twix.
Arcade Bakery, 220 Church St., TriBeCa
For fall, the small retail bakery is whipping up S'mores danishes, which can be praised below:
Alfonso's, 1899 Victory Blvd., Staten Island
The 45-year-old pastry institution offers an array of seasonal baked goods, such as the fall-colored butter cookies below:
Four & Twenty Blackbirds, 439 3rd Ave., Gowanus
The Gowanus pie spots offers an array of autumnal treats. Below are their brown butter pumpkin and bittersweet chocolate pecan pies:
Billy's Bakery, 1 W. 58th St., Midtown
From apple crumb, pumpkin and bourbon pecan pies to pumpkin cheesecakes and bars, this is the bakery for fall sweets enthusiasts of all stripes. Below is a mini caramel pecan cheesecake: