Chef Danielle Sepsy recently competed in HBO’s The Big Brunch, a cooking competition show hosted by Dan Levy. Chef Danielle, who also answers to “The Scone Queen,” served the judges her signature scones on the first episode of the show — and these same scones can be found right here in the Hoboken + Jersey City Bluestone Lane cafes. The Hoboken Girl recently spoke to Chef Danielle and tried her iconic scones and let’s just say we are ready for more. Read on to learn more about Danielle and where to find her delicious treats in Hoboken + Jersey City.
Meet Chef Danielle Sepsy
Chef Danielle started her scone business at the age of 13 and is the Chef and Owner of The Hungry Gnome Catering + Baked Goods in NYC. She has experience managing restaurants in some of the city’s top hotels — we’re talking The Plaza Hotel and Waldorf Astoria.
We were first introduced to Chef Danielle through The Big Brunch, but she has also been a featured Chef on the Food Network Kitchen’s app.
Chef Danielle also has an active social media presence — and she shares some recipes on her website, Instagram, and TikTok — but good luck trying to find her secret scone recipe. As her caption reads, “it’s called a SECRET recipe for a reason.”
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Where to Try Chef Danielel Sepsy’s Pastries
The Hoboken Girl team decided to seek out some of Chef Danielle’s scones since making them at home was out of the question. We reached out to Chef Danielle and she told us the Bluestone Lane Hoboken + Jersey City locations carry the sea salt chocolate chip cookies, cheddar chive scones, and blueberry crumb muffins.
Naturally, we headed to Bluestone Lane to get our hands on the cheddar chive scones.
“I suggest you warm it up for a few minutes in the oven or even a few seconds in the microwave to reactivate that butter and just enjoy the crumbly outside and fluffy, savory yet sweet inside,” Chef Danielle said when describing her pastries. “We use sharp Cabot Cheddar and fresh chives to give these the best flavor possible.”
We ended up eating it in Bluestone Lane so we weren’t able to pop it in the microwave, but it was still very delicious. Next time, we’ll be trying the other treats too.
“The blueberry muffin is one of our best-selling items. They are a crave-worthy plush texture on the inside, always loaded with fresh blueberries and the crunchy cinnamon crumb topping will have you eating this baby top to bottom,” Chef Danielle said.
Hoboken + Jersey City locals can expect fresh deliveries at Bluestone Lane on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, according to Chef Danielle.
Ordering is also available directly from Chef Danielle’s website.
Here you’ll find even more options like chocolate chip scones, rosemary buttermilk biscuits, and the “one toff cookie” which the website describes as “thick, chewy cookies packed with premium dark + white chocolate chunks, milk chocolate chips, and homemade salted English toffee bits.” Yum.
You can pop into a Birch Coffee or Joe Coffee location the next time you’re in NYC to see which of Chef Danielle’s treats are stocked in their pastry cases.
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Catch Up on The Big Brunch
All episodes of the first season of The Big Brunch are available now on HBO Max so it’s the perfect time to binge the whole thing. We’re thinking about picking up some of Chef Danielle’s sea salt chocolate chip cookies from Bluestone Lane for a rewatch of The Big Brunch.
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Chef Danielle told The Hoboken Girl, “the sea salt cookies are known for their everlasting chewy texture and salty yet sweet flavor that satisfies any afternoon sweet craving.” Say no more — next stop Bluestone Lane.
We’ll also be keeping our eye on Chef Danielle’s TikTok for any future pastry pop-ups. She recently hosted a Cinnamon Bun pop-up in Long Island City and we’re trying to manifest one for this side of the Hudson.