More Reasons To Love Hastings-On-Hudson’s By The Way Bakery

There are many reasons (almond cookies, coconut cloud layer cake) to like Hastings-on-Hudson’s By the Way Bakery (574 Warburton Ave, 914-478-0555; Here’s another: sour cherry coffee cake ($25, serves 6 to 8). This 8-inch-diameter breakfast or afternoon tea indulgence features a firmer outside spotted with Demerara sugar (a large-grained sugar with origins in Guyana) and fresh orange zest that gives way to a moist interior packed with sour cherries. And BTW, By the Way is dairy-free and gluten-free (no wheat, barley, or rye).