As much as you want to avoid them (especially after that New Year’s resolution to lose those extra pounds), bakeries on Long Island are essential for supplying us with muffins, breads, cakes, cupcakes and more for special occasions — or if you just have a sweet tooth. They’re also incredibly enjoyable to visit. The smell of fresh-baked bread, the intricate decorations on the cakes in the display cases…okay, we’ll stop. But when you need something from a bakery in 2015, make sure to get it at the Best Bakery on Long Island.

2015: Long Islanders Voted Front Street Bakery Best Bakery on Long Island!

Front Street Bakery
51 Front St., Rockville Centre. 516-766-1199. frontstreetbakery.com
This third-generation bakery crafts cakes that look so good you feel bad cutting them into pieces. Aside from cookies, muffins and gift baskets, Front Street Bakery makes specialty cakes for all occasions, too! Their amazing Fondant 3D cakes are edible works of art, replicating castles, pirate ships or even various electronics. Hit this place up for cakes and desserts for any and all occasions!

2014: Long Islanders Voted Front Street in Rockville Centre Best Bakery on Long Island!

1. Front Street Bakery
51 Front St., Rockville Centre. 516-766-1199. frontstreetbakery.com

2. Dortoni’s Bakery
3264 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-796-3033. dortoni.com

3. Blondie’s Bake Shop
90A Washington Dr., Centerport. 631-424-4545. blondiesbakeshop.com

2013: Long Islanders Voted Front Street Bakery in Rockville Centre Best Bakery on Long Island!

1. Front Street Bakery
51 Front St., Rockville Centre. 516-766-1199. www.frontstreetbakery.com

2. Malverne Bakery
253 Hempstead Ave., Malverne. 516-599-3087. www.malvernepastryshop.com

3. Dortoni’s Bakery
3264 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-796-3033. www.dortonibakery.com

2012: Long Islanders Voted Front Street Bakery in Rockville Centre Best Bakery on Long Island!

1. Front Street Bakery
51 Front St., Rockville Centre. 516-766-1199.

2. Dortoni Bakery
3264 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-796-3033. dortonibakery.com

3. A Taste of Home
1992 N. Jerusalem Rd., North Bellmore. 516-486-1670. www.atasteofhomebakery.com

2011: Long Islanders Voted Front Street Bakery in Rockville Centre Best Bakery on Long Island!

1. Front Street Bakery
51 Front St., Rockville Centre. 516-766-1199. www.frontstreetbakery.com

2. Alpine Bakery
59 Rte. 111, Smithtown. 631-265-5610. www.alpinepastryshop.com

3. Dortoni’s Bakery
3264 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-796-3033. www.dortonibakery.com

2010: Long Islanders Voted Dortoni Bakery In Levittown The Best Bakery On Long Island!

1. Dortoni Bakery
3264 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-796-3033. www.dortonibakery.com

2. A Taste of Home
1992 N. Jerusalem Rd., North Bellmore. 516-486-1670. www.atasteofhomebakery.com

Alpine Bakery Pastry Shop
59 Rte. 111, Smithtown. 631-265-5610. www.alpinepastryshoppe.com