I am a resident of the eastern Bronx where the typical Italian bakery really takes the cake! no pun intended. however, i have to be truly honest when i say Victory Sweet Shop is superb. The best almond cookies i have ever eaten, hands down, biscotti perfectly tempered, and baklava like no other. To put it simply, if this bakery were in Manhattan, we would have people saying "Magnolia who?", and their prices would be ten-fold - I'm telling you, this little family owned, off the beaten path, shop is WELL worth going slightly out of the way. Major plus if you speak greek to the man behind the counter!