Tate's Bake Shop
Tate's Bake Shop proudly embodies The Bake Shop Way – a philosophy that champions an unwavering commitment to crafting exceptional taste experiences. Founded by Kathleen King, the brand's roots extend deep into her history as a passionate baker. A mere eleven years old, Kathleen began her journey, selling batches of her crisp, buttery chocolate chip cookies on her parents' Long Island farm. This childhood passion grew into a lifelong endeavor.
In 1980, when Kathleen was just 21, she opened her first bake shop, securing a space her mother spotted. The bake shop's name, Tate's Bake Shop, pays homage to her father, an embodiment of her love for baking and her dedication to quality. From the very beginning, Kathleen perfected every recipe herself, ensuring that each dessert emerged from scratch. With a steadfast focus on quality and taste, Tate's Bake Shop quickly gained a reputation that led to being consistently voted the Best Bakery in the Hamptons.
A visit to Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton, NY, is an immersion into Kathleen's culinary world. Every corner of the shop reflects her personality, from fresh flowers to intricately carved wooden tables. The New York Times accurately dubbed it "worth putting miles on the odometer," given the lines that often extend beyond the door. Known for their signature irresistibly crisp and buttery chocolate chip cookies, Tate's Bake Shop's offerings have expanded to encompass a variety of delectable desserts, including gluten-free and vegan options. Today, it stands as a nationally recognized brand, a testament to Kathleen's dedication to The Bake Shop Way and her relentless pursuit of bake-craft perfection.