This story is rooted in nostalgia, but it’s also part dream and lots of stubbornness.
I, Fany, was born and raised in Mexico and absolutely love food. When I turned one, my father decided to give me 1 kilo of chocolate truffles. Though most of it ended on the floor and my face (quite thankfully actually), I feel that was where my love affair for sweet treats started.
In 2010, I heard about a new market opening up called The Hester Street Fair. I decided to apply and got in. I had two jobs at the time, so my good friend Hannah helped me out that first summer. We rented a bakery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and would go in when they were done, around 6 or 7 p.m. Hannah would start and I would go after my job finished so I’d show up around midnight and start.
We started out with 5 flavors that I felt represented Mexico –
mango chile, hibiscus, coconut, passion fruit and avocado.
We made around 850 paletas for the weekend hoping that we could sell them throughout the weekend but really not knowing what to expect. While we were loading the cart, I fractured my nose with the lid! (that’s another story) but the adrenaline kept me going.
There was much anticipation for the market and to our surprise, we sold out within a few hours!!!!
I headed to the ER to take care of my nose and by the end of the summer I had quit both of my jobs and started to plan for the following year.
The rest, as they say, is history in the making….We now have several seasonal locations, have expanded our product line, have our first brick and mortar
and are continuously and happily growing.
My mission is to share the sweetness of Mexico; I also strive to create the kind of company that people want to be a part of, support, work for, and partner with.
I have tried to build a strong local community in the relationships we have with customers, growers and anyone else that is involved.
It is also important to me to support Mexico as much as I can by promoting and educating, by sharing
a rich (and delicious) part of the culture and by giving back.
Come visit us at 61 Commerce St, Brooklyn, and enjoy the delicious summer treats we have for you. Take a taste of Mexico's amazing frozen treats & sweets. Whenever close to Hamilton Ave. Coffey Park, or the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, just come by and have the best paletitas you’ve ever tasted, or try our mouthwatering ice-creams cakes. You can also check here where to find La Newyorkina’s products.
I do hope, that at the end of the day, you are transported and happy when you visit or try our sweet treats.
We carefully source our ingredients, working closely with farmers in New York and the surrounding area to get delicious organic dairy, seasonal fruits and herbs.
We import high quality ingredients that don’t grow around New York,
including Mexican vanilla beans, Oaxacan chocolate, tamarind, dried chiles, passion fruit and hibiscus.
We spend a lot of time making sure we get the best ingredients available and working with small producers in Mexico,
AS A HISPANIC-WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS, we believe it is very important to support them.
From the beginning, we have been committed to social and environmental responsibility. We continuously strive to become
a waste-free company.
We compost our scraps, use recycled containers and napkins, and source much of our packaging locally.
At La Newyorkina, we are dedicated to sharing and celebrating the sweetness of Mexico. We are proud to serve you with plenty of pre-order delicious Mexican sweet desserts. Think of us for your birthday, special occasion or your next celebration! Or just turn your afternoon into a celebration and delight your loved ones by sharing our pre-order traditional panadería products. An authentic Mexican Bakery right in Brooklyn. Try our delicious Mexican Churros, Pan de Muerto, Rosca de Reyes, Tres Leches, and much more! Just place your order and we’ll be glad to serve you with these and more traditional, mouthwatering Mexican sweets.
You can also grab a tasty ready-to-go paletita or ice-pop, and fall in love with our incredible ice creams (best in town I hear). And we honestly encourage you to delight yourself with our Mexican Chamoyadas and Mangonadas; trust us, you won’t regret it.
So, if you are near Red Hook, come by La Newyorkina and have a taste of our delicious creations. We offer bakery delivery service in Brooklyn as well, to make sure La Newyorkina’s sweetness makes it to your doorstep. You can also check here the different locations where you’ll find La Newyorkina’s sweet treasures.