We're Open: The Best Goodie Bag
A sweet shop in Valley Stream is getting recognized by
national competitive baking shows.
The Best Goodie Bag
has been baking sweet treats for almost three
years on Roosevelt Avenue in Valley Stream
Owner Darlene Edwards is a retired NYPD Police Sergeant who
decided to open the Best Goodie Bag with her two daughters and niece.
When the pandemic hit, they were forced to close for three
months, but Edwards says they've been fortunate to remain busy— even appearing
on Netflix's show "Sugar Rush" this past November.
"We not a traditional bakery, we actually call
ourselves a 'cakery' because everything we do is sweet," Edwards
Other sweet treats in the store include cake donuts. On any
given day they make up to 10 different types of cookies, including one that
celebrates Black History Month.
They also make their own homemade juices, called
"grandma juice," after their grandma Justine.
It seems their grandmother's legacy of making things from
scratch continues on— along with their secret ingredient.