Rugelach, croissant and cookie lovers must make a pilgrimage to the Lower East Side. Adir Michaeli, the bakery’s co-owner and pastry chef, helped open Breads Bakery, famed for its chocolate babka. Michaeli’s version is lighter and equally irresistible. Don’t skip out on his sesame-studded, multilayered bourekas stuffed with a tangy cheese combo or spinach and cheese; they are savory, delicate and astounding. The compact, white-tiled space also offers coffee and minimal seating.