Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe is a family-owned business with its flagship location located in East Greenbush, NY. The business was re-established in 2004 under the ownership and operation of Becky and Dan Raymond, Nancy Mosher and Connie Mosher. Since then we have grown in the area serving the Capital Region and parts of the Hudson Valley, Berkshires and Adirondacks. In 2013, we opened a second satellite location that primarily serves the business district of downtown Albany. Zachary’s has always, and will continue to have close ties to their community and being a part of so many small and large celebrations in the lives of so many.
Zachary’s Pastry shoppe goes back long before 2004, however. In 1990, a young newlywed couple, Beckie and Dan Raymond, started their journey together by opening up a little shoppe in north Albany. Both skilled and trained in pastry arts, they were excited to have a place of their own. One of their first tasks, of course, was deciding on a name for the business. While they didn’t have any kids of their own yet, they always thought they might name their first baby Zachary, and the shoppe became their first baby. Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe was born. While they did go on to have three boys, none of them bore the namesake after all. That little shop on Broadway did close its doors, in the fall of 1995, so that Beckie and Dan could spend more time raising their sons. Once the boys were older, they rekindled that dream, and reopened in East Greenbush, with two of Beckie’s sisters, Nancy and Connie, at their side contributing skills from their careers in finance and technology.
Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe is so thankful for all of the staff and customers that have supported them throughout good times and hard times. Some with us since the beginning and some for only a couple years. All of which, have become part of our family. This was proven to be the most true when Beckie was diagnosed and passed away of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in 2015. Our community showed an outpouring of love that was unmatched. Three years later, an overwhelming amount of support came our way when Dan competed on the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship in 2018.
Zachary’s is driven by the founding belief that cakes and pastries should taste as good as they look. Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe has never wavered from our unparalleled commitment to use only the freshest ingredients available. Our cake and pastry decorators are continually reinventing our bakery selections – keeping it fun and exciting to come back to Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe time and time again. We look forward to many more years of love as we are a part of your weddings, birthdays, retirements, holidays and everything in between. Let us be, “your personal pastry chef”!