Valencia Bakery is known and respected in the Metropolitan area of New York City for over 75 years and counting. Founded in 1948 by José Rippol, who was brought to New York City by his parents in 1929, just at the age of 13, from Spain.
José purchased the Bakery in the heart of the Puerto Rican district, El Barrio. In the beautiful East Harlem area between 113th and 114th Street. He named the bakery Valencia, the name derived from the city in the municipality of the Valencian Community, Spain. The “matador” was soon the logo people would remember for years to come, considering the Spanish history and tradition of bullfighting.
He found a passion for the bakery industry and gained immediate and sincere affection from the Puerto Rican community, devoting his business exclusively catering to the preferred tastes of Spanish-speaking residents. Said Puerto Ricans accepted and adopted José as their own and he soon identified as Puerto Rican himself but still followed his Spanish culture.
José’s legacy continues by the new generation of Valencia Bakery, sticking to tradition by still to this day making yellow sponge cake with pineapple fruit filling and buttercream icing with small assorted flowers on the side of them. Hard work, vision, and passion has allowed us to open 5 locations throughout most NYC boroughs. We have modernized facilities with the latest technology and tools to manufacture our cakes but to not change the recipe or alter the taste nor ceasing to provide great quality.
We have made an effort to obtain more knowledge and resources, to be more efficient and to be more committed to those who derseve it the most: our customers. We strive to keep our cakes traditional while also adding new items with love and care with you in mind.
To our clients and all the workers who are or have been part of this great family, Thank you.
Thank you all.
CEO Valencia Bakery
For all that great ocassions
We offer chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, Whipped creme, three milks, dulce de leche, red velvet and ice cream cakes, but must be requested in advance.
What they say
The best cake in New York