by Annie Bi

In the cold winter months of 2012 in New York City, Iris Tea & Bakery opened at the corner of Roosevelt and Prince Street in Flushing, Queens.  After 22 months of meticulous planning and diligent construction, Flushing excitedly welcomed Iris Bakery with open arms. Speaking of the brand’s name “Iris”, it is said that the founder’s biggest dream is to have a daughter and name her “Iris”, which shows the boss sincerely cherishes the bakery.

Dedicated to bringing delicate pastries of Taiwanese flavors into New York City, Iris  Bakery is known for providing customers with exquisite bread, cakes, and even drinks, which many chain bakeries in New York do not. What makes Iris outstanding and uniqueis the store manager’s strict quality control; all of their breads and pastries are freshly baked hour by hour, gourmet cakes are uniquely crafted by professional cake experts, and drinks are handcrafted and made to order. In addition to pastries, interestingly, Iris’s coffee becomes one of their best selling products in a bakery where all of the coffee is individually brewed with imported Italian coffee beans for a smooth, rich taste.

Ingredients for Iris Bakery are all imported from Taiwan, which assures customers fresh and healthy products that always satisfy people’s tastes in New York City. Among over 60 kinds of pastries, Iris’s store manager, Sophia, kindly shared, “Milk Sugar & Cheese Bread, Hokkaido Pineapple Bread, and Cream Puff are three of our top-selling items in Iris. As for cakes, mousse-based items are the most popular, especially Matcha flavor.

Asians always love traditional tastes of breads such as Bun with Pork Floss On Top and Taro Butter Bread, while American or other Westerners are more into Croissants or Sandwiches. What’s more, as some special days or festivals come, Iris allows customers to customize their own cakes for birthdays, or one-of-a-kind wedding cakes as long as people remember to pre-order.

With exact quality and exact service, Iris Bakery has achieved much success in expanding to include two other franchises in New York.This is due in large part to bringing customers the best products possible by paying careful attention to every detail. Aside from enjoying all kinds of gourmet cuisines, people living in New York shouldn’t miss the opportunity to grab a tasty treat at Iris Bakery! Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every single day, Iris Tea & Bakery is here to serve you the best pastries in New York City!