Doser: ByMDesserts

Founder: Malika Ameen

A baker and a blender: Malika Ameen approaches pastry with the sensibility of a savory chef, infusing her components with spices and unexpected flavors that make for a sophisticated, nuanced result. Her cookies, granola and bars are more than just sweets, they’re compositions.

Love at first bite: We’ve been fans of Ameen’s pastry since we first tasted her desserts at Aigre Doux (now closed) in 2006. Homey but complex, laced with cardamom, lavender and the like, it was clear she had an inherent talent for flavor.

Products: Granola, cake and the best desserts on Earth!